CHOOSING THE BEST ROOFING MATERIALS FOR YOUR HOME

By October 3, 2018Blog

Which roofing material is the best for my home? This is one of several questions that you might ask yourself if you want to buy a new roof. Your roof is important since it contributes significantly to the beauty of your home, hence, you should be prepared to choose from the wide variety of roof products available.  This is why it is essential to understand roofing materials so you can capitalize on the return on the investment you are about to make.

To find the best roofing materials, you need to do some research to ensure that you are choosing suitable roofing options according to your budget and the design of your home. This is an important decision to make and at times you may need to consult a roofing expert. The reason is there is a wide range of roofing options available each with their own characteristics. There are commercial roofs as well as residential roof designs, and your choices depend on your preferences.  Examples of the right roofing materials that we deal with at Boral roofing are concrete, clay, composite and stone coated steel roofing.

The essential factor here is to choose the best roof option according to the most important factors to you. This could be your budget, how long you will stay in your home, the material that best suits the architectural style of your home, the color of the roofing material and lastly, the ability of the material to withstand your climate, or you could consider a combination of all factors as a guideline in selecting the right roofing material.

It is important to note that typically, the use of very cheap roofing products lasts for a shorter period of time, unlike expensive roofing products.  It’s a no-brainer, however, you may find it tricky to differentiate between these characteristics.

The best roofing systems need a big investment. The basic features of roofing systems that you should be aware of include, roof coverings such as tile, slate, metal or shingles, along with the required underlayment material.  The second is sheathing that may include sheet materials that are well secured to roof rafters. Also, we have the structure of the roof, flashing, and drainage.

Another important and critical importance of choosing the right roofing material is ventilation and insulation. The chosen materials should provide good ventilation to prevent the buildup of heat and moisture in the attic area. In addition, proper ventilation ensures that structural damages are prevented thus increasing the durability of the roofing material

In conclusion, the best roof, shelters everything under it. Getting the right roofing material and expert to make sure roofing is done right enables you to have a durable, cost-effective and long-life roof. Some important factors to consider while choosing the right roofing material are your budget, architectural style of your home, preferred color and its ability to withstand the climate.

 

2 Comments

  • Laurernce Dougharty says:

    What is the difference between Boral Ply 40 underlayment and Right Start UDL underlayment?

    • Ann Iten says:

      Thanks for your question. Boral Ply 40 is a SBS modified, fiberglass reinforced underlayment designed for use with multiple roofing products including asphalt shingles, tile, stone coated steel, and composite roofing. Right Start UDL is a similar product, however, Boral can’t make any claims as to the qualities and performance of other manufacturers’ products.

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