The Advantages and Disadvantages of Commonly Used Roofing Systems

Selecting the right roofing systems for residential roofing in Fargo, ND, like A & B Improvements LTD., and the surrounding areas is not an easy task. Homeowners are constantly presented with roofing options that vary in style, color, and material.

Most homeowners search for roofs that are low-maintenance, durable, and cost-effective. Choosing the proper roofing materials can help cut costs on unnecessary repairs, as well. A Quality Smith article states:

Roof Styles
“They say all you need is a roof over your head. If only it were that simple. With numerous roof styles to choose from, finding the right roofing solutions is a task that hinges on finding balance between cost, performance, longevity, and aesthetic preference. Between the many roof types, each carries a different share of pros, cons, and costs.”

Below is a list of common roofing types and their advantages and disadvantages.

1. Asphalt Composition Shingles
These come in two types, namely organic and fiberglass. If maintained properly, these roof types last up to two decades; however, they are only good for moderate climates, as they can be susceptible to thermal shock due to the weather changes.

2. Wood Shingles or Shake
Roofing systems like these help give a natural look to homes and allow air to circulate throughout the home. On the downside, mold, rot and pest infestation can lead to damage on roof surfaces.

3. Metal Roofing
These types of roofs are made from large sheets of metal like galvanized steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, and other various metals. Metal Roofing has gained popularity amongst homeowners due to its durability, energy-efficiency, and longevity despite its low cost. But it is still more expensive than asphalt and not the most aesthetically pleasing.

4. Clay Tile Roofing
Clay tile roofing is made from sand or concrete and often mimics the look of an old Spanish countryside. It is resistant to sun’s UV effects and can last up to five decades with proper upkeep. With that said, it is more costly, and the material needs to have structural supports before roofing can be installed.

Making the right choices for your Moorehead, MN roofing does not only entail cost, durability, and style. It also helps to consider the climate of the area the roof is going to be set up in.

(Article Excerpt and Image from Roof Styles- Pros, Cons and Costs, Quality Smith)

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