4 Styles of Roofing To Help Protect Your Home


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There is so much that comes along with buying, decorating, protecting, and sustaining a home. There are plenty of ways to decorate the outside of a prospective home, but that pertains more to the inside living space. 

On the outside, the sustainability and protection of the home are the utmost priority. If your home isn’t protected on the outside, how is everything inside the house going to be protected? It is kind of like a castle without a drawbridge: enemies and other threats have the opportunity to go in and strike at any moment. 

Now obviously the idea of an army marching on your home is laughable, but outside elements like wind, rain, snow, and maybe even trees (depending on where you live) all have the potential to cause damage to any respective house. 

With that being said, having good, solid roofing to protect the top of your home should be of the utmost importance. Here are four examples of roofing styles that can help do that for you: 

Clay/Concrete Tiles

Clay and concrete tiles are great when it comes to durability. They can outmatch pretty much every single other style of roofing. At the same time, clay tiles are stronger than concrete tiles, typically lasting about 100 years compared to concrete’s lifespan of between 30 and 50 years. 

Although clay and concrete tiles have their differences, they are both heavy pieces of material that can weather storms for a long period of time. 

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is very durable and will wash away any rain, sleet, or snow that crashes on your rooftop. Also, metal roofing is very reflective and polished, giving your home a very nice look while also doing the job it is intended for. 

Metal roofing is also recyclable. With its durability and recyclability, metal roofing does a nice job of protecting the Earth. The decreased need for reinstallation and its reusability makes it a great product for anyone that wants to be a little more green. 

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles have become very popular. They are both inexpensive and durable, while also having a very easy installation process. 

But while asphalt shingles are durable, they do not last nearly as long as metal roofing or clay shingles, so it is really up to the homeowner whether or not asphalt roofing would be the best way to go. 

Synthetic Roofing

Synthetic roofing products have come into the market rather quickly. Typically, synthetic roofing can be more durable and lighter than natural products, but there is some caution that comes along with synthetic roofing. 

Some synthetic roofing products are not as time tested as others. That makes sense since it has recently entered the market. Still, if you do decide to go with synthetic roofing to protect your home, make sure it is both coming from an accredited business and has some type of warranty that goes along with the shingles. 

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