The wide array of roofing materials today can make it a challenge for homeowners to select the best roofing material. From natural roofing materials like slates to manmade materials like sheet metal and asphalt, it is increasingly becoming a daunting task to choose the best. Each of the materials has its pros and cons and each can add a distinctive element to your roof.
There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a roofing material. They include durability, ability to survive natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires, the type and strength of the roofing frame, the style of your house, slope (whether flat roof construction or steep sloping), eco-friendliness, cost and state regulations on the material you plan to use. Though you may be good at selecting the roofing materials, it is important to consult a construction professional just to be sure your choices are right. (more…)