Clay tiles are environmentally friendly, although they are a costly and heavy material.
What are the most weather-resistant roofing materials? The answers to this question are worth considering when selecting the type of roofing for either a new home or a new roof on an existing home.
"Weather resistant" could be thought of as simply keeping your home dry and protected from the elements. But how does the roofing material hold up to the elements? How will years of exposure to sun, wind, rain, and snow affect different types of roofing materials? These are issues to consider when taking on a project as costly as a new roof installation.
Engineered Roofing Grows in Popularity
In an article about choosing roofing materials, This Old House writer Steve Thomas says,
Weighing in All the Factors
Deciding on the most appropriate roofing for your property starts with assessing a number of factors, including the type of roof you have now, location, climate, desired look, maintenance, and cost. All these factors will influence your final choice, with longevity of the roofing material you choose being one of the most significant.
Roof Helper gives detailed information about shingles and shakes, clay and concrete tile, metal, slate and synthetic slate, bitumen, rubber, and green materials. This useful source says that dimensional shingles – also known as architectural shingles – have the longest life expectancy of all shingle products, with an estimated 40 years.
CalFinder's library has many articles about roofing, and you can readily access information about licensed contractors in your area – possibly the best place to start when you want expert advice about the best choice in roofing materials for your home.
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