How Important is Durability to You?
In an investment heavy transaction such as the installation of a brand new roof, durability is key. Your roof is the protective membrane between your home and the elements and it is an important requirement to utilize the best possible materials. These materials perform essential functions ranging from insulation to ensuring that your home is safe from damage, whether the damage stems from extreme weather conditions, animals, rot or erosion. There are a number of factors to consider when choosing proper materials and your ultimate decision depends on your budget and the look and protection you are expecting from your new roof. Choosing a durable material will of course cost a bit more initially, but is guaranteed to save you money on repairs in the long term. Additionally, for those busy or unwilling, there are also roofing materials composed so they rarely require any maintenance. Following is a look at the most durable roofing materials out there.
One of the most popular choices, aluminum is incredible compromising and versatile. The material offers homeowners the decision between various styles of roofing installations, even including slate! Whether going for traditional or out of the box, aluminum has you covered with a wide selection of color options. You also won’t need to reinforce an aluminum roofing installation due to its’ composition being so light. Similar to steel, the roof will keep the home cool as it reflects sunlight.
From this roofing style originate ceramic and terracotta roofing installations. They are available and seen in many different shapes and sizes. The great aesthetic appeal of clay roofs is an architectural addition that improves the overall value of your home. The preparation of these tiles is performed by forming them before they get baked in a hot kiln. They can last up to 100 years, yet prove fragile when stepped on. However, they are extremely resistant to harsh weather conditions and will not discolor.
Steel works in combination with aluminum to create a sturdy and incredibly protective layer. This composition both lasts longer and is capable of withstanding all kinds of damage and extreme weather. Steel is as strong as it is due to what it is made of, consisting of many different recycled materials. While the installation of steel can be pricey, they have been shown to last for over 100 years. Additionally, steel roofs absorb sunlight differently than other roofing system and can keep your home cooler.
Asphalt roofing is made from glass, often combined with fibre, to create a waterproofing element. It is one of the most inexpensive roofing materials and comes in a wide range of colors. It is also fairly easy to install.
Slate is a fine-grained, metamorphic rock and can be cut from its layers to create useful roofing materials. These are entirely natural and also highly durable. They provide great water quality if collecting rainwater from your roof is something you are interested in. No chemical processes are used to make these materials and they can last for over two centuries. However, this strength is reflected in the price and slate can cost up to thousands of dollars per square foot.
Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we always use the finest and most high quality materials. With an experienced and trustworthy contractor like us, you can always be sure that you roof will last through its optimum lifetime. One of our knowledgeable estimators would be glad to explain these and any other roofing materials or processes you might be interested in. We have been in business for over 13 years. Let us show you we are the best choice for your next roofing project! We provide services in King County and Pierce County, along with major cities such as Seattle, Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, Renton, Auburn, Des Moines and all of the surrounding cities. If you are in need of roofing, decking, waterproofing, or skylight installation services contact Chase Construction North West Inc. today at 253-445-8950 or fill out our free estimate form!