Home improvement

Roofing materials to consider for your house

Roofing your house does not rank high on the list of fun, exciting home projects. But when the root starts to leak, the prospect of a dry and tightly sealed roof looks very attractive. A new and good-looking roof may also improve the appeal of the house. Here are a few roofing materials you should consider when you need to replace your roof.

Rolled roofing

Road roofing material is used in case of low slope residential use as well as in buildings like shops and sheds. Rolled roofing comprises long rolls of mineral and asphalt impregnated material which is further topped with mineral granules. These rolls come in the form of strips and offer a convenient, fast and inexpensive way to cover up the slope roof building. Road roofing can be applied with roofing nails or with a torch-down method.

Built-up roofing

Built-up roofing is one of the time-tested options for flat roofs and roofs which are low in pitch. Built-up roofing systems are made with layers of roofing impregnated with hot asphalt. The felt is then applied in overlapping layers. It forms a barrier of around 2 to 4 layers thickness. Finally, a layer of crushed stone is embedded in hot tar and spread over the top to create an impenetrable roof.

Membrane roofing

This is another good choice for flat roofs. Several types of the membrane can be used for membrane roofing like

  • Neoprene
  • PVC
  • Chlorinated polythene etc.

EPDM is The best when it comes to roofing. It is a synthetic material that is referred to as rubber roofing.

Asphalt composite shingles

These are the most common roofing material used in North America. Asphalt composite shingles are made of fibreglass bass topped with mineral and asphalt granules. These are good choices for home roofing. These come with a 20 to 30-year warranty. In case that shingles get damaged, individual singles can easily be replaced.

Standing seam metal roofing.

This roofing style is named so because it uses steel and aluminium roofing panels. This is the most common metal roof. The roofing panels meet in raised seams that are interlocked to keep the moisture out of the roof. Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular in heavy snowfall regions and regions where there is a serious danger of wildfires. Such roofs are long-lasting and completely recyclable when they wear out.

Metal shingles

If you do not like the aesthetic of a standing seam metal roof but still want the advantages of metal, you can opt for aluminium or steel shingles. These are made of stamped metal and finished with mineral granules. These look like asphalt shingles.

Some other options for roofing are shingles, clay tiles, concrete tiles, slate shingles, rubber slate tiles, et cetera.

If you want your home to have a good resale value and be protected from all types of weather conditions, choose the roof carefully. Check out LitCore for roofing options. They have some great roofing material choices for your home.