Roofing Products for New England, What Are My Options?
MORE OPTIONS THAN YOU THINK
Most people assume they only have one option when it comes to replacing their roof, and that is asphalt shingles with either a fiberglass or organic base. However, there are many other less common options available for roof replacement. The question our customers ask us is, “are these roofing types right for my home?” Here is a list of pro’s and con’s for each category to help you decide.
1. ASPHALT SHINGLES:
A base material combined with either an organic fiber mat or fiberglass core. Each type is impregnated with asphalt and coated with mineral granules to add color and texture. An adhesive back combined with nails is the fastening method used.
|Largest variety of color and style, Many warranty options through certified companies, Generally the least expensive option||Less impact resistant than some other options, Does not reflect heat|
2. METAL ROOFING:
Once limited to low-slope structures, standing seam steel roofs can now be used on steeper roofs as well.
|Durability, practically maintenance-free, heat reflective||Aesthetics are not pleasing to most people, more expensive than asphalt, Noisy, Limited options|
3. SLATE TILE ROOFING:
One of the oldest forms of roofing in New England, it is still used today on certain more traditional homes and in specific neighborhoods.
|Traditional appearance for older homes, Long lasting||Requires reinforced roof to handle the weight, Difficult to repair, Limited styles and colors, Very expensive|
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4. COMPOSITE SLATE:
The composite slate market is on the rise in the roofing industry. Lamarite® Slate composite shingles seem to be leading the pack.
|Accurately resembles slate tiles, Less expensive than slate||Limited styles and colors, Few roofers in New England have experience with it|
Interlock roofing is a composite roof system made mostly from recycled materials.
|Durability, Longevity, more variety than other types of roofing except asphalt||Aesthetics, Much more expensive than other options, short track record|
6. WOOD SHINGLE ROOFING:
|Natural aesthetic beauty for country style homes||Quality and longevity can vary significantly, attracts moss and algae, more expensive than asphalt roofing|
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