3 Choices Of Roofing Materials That Can Replace Asphalt Shingles And Last

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After listening to a few friends of mine complain about the cost of replacing their roof, I realized that I should make sure that my own roof was in decent shape. I climbed up on a ladder to see if I could see the shingles, and things weren't looking very pretty. Some patches of shingles were missing entirely, while others looked badly damaged. Fortunately, I caught the damage early enough that experts could patch up the issues. However, since roofing damage isn't always obvious, I decided to put up this website so that others can spot trouble of their own.

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3 Choices Of Roofing Materials That Can Replace Asphalt Shingles And Last

29 September 2016
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When it comes time to replace the shingles on your roof, you may want to have an alternative roofing material that can last and will not be a regular maintenance expense for your home. For these reasons, you may want to consider a different solution for your home. Here are some of the best choices that you can have installed on your home for a long lasting, durable roof:

1. Synthetic Rubbers In The Form Of Composites, Slates, And Shakes

Synthetic rubber roofing products can be great solution for the roof on your home. These materials come in many different styles, which include roofing shakes that are made out of recycled rubber materials. They can be common shingle composites that look like your old shingles, but will last longer and need less maintenance. They can also be used to give your home the look of slate and shake materials.

2. Using Different Styles Of Metal Roofing For A Durable Asphalt Shingle Replacement

There are also different materials that can be used for metal roofing on your home. This can include the conventional tin roof look, colored metal finishes and even different types of shingles and tiles. If you want to have the look of traditional metal shingles, then you may want to use a stamped metal product. There are even metal tiles with a textured surface that can give your home the look of real slates and tiles that may be too heavy for an asphalt shingle replacement.

3. Natural And Synthetic Slate And Shake Solutions That Can Last Longer Than Asphalt Shingles

There are also natural and synthetic materials that can be used for the look of slate. The natural shakes are usually cedar or white oak materials. The natural slate material can sometimes be too heavy for your asphalt shingle replacement, but sometimes heavier roof construction can support the weight. If your roof cannot support the weight of real slate, synthetic slate can be used to simulate the appearance of slate. There are also synthetic shake materials that you may want to consider for your roof where real wood materials cannot be used.

These are some of the best choices that you will want to consider for a long lasting and durable roof for your home. When you are ready to replace those old asphalt shingles, contact a roofing contractor, like one from Independent Roofing Inc, and talk with them about some of these options for your home.