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Four Types of Roofing Materials That Look Attractive
For many people, it is not enough to just have a utilitarian roof. Looks are paramount when they choose the type of roofing material. Although the general thought these days is that the higher the price better is the quality, this doesn’t have to be true of just appearance.
In this article, I discuss four types of roofing materials that you can use on different designs of roof to make it appear very attractive. These are stone coated steel roofs, composition shingled roofs, standing seam metal roofs and slate roofs.
Although stone coated steel roofs are not known to many people, they have been used for many decades now and have a lot of attractive features besides looking great. They essentially look like wooden shakes and tiles and are a more durable replacement option than these.
They are made with 26-gauge steel, which is coated with stone granules and topped off with polymer coating for extra durability. The steel panels are usually aluminum-zinc alloy coated. They are lightweight.
Not just is this material fire and wind uplift resistant as well as energy star rated if it is of a light color, but it is also available for purchase with a lifetime warranty and class 4 insurance discounts.
Composition or asphalt shingles are also very good looking. This and the fact that they are very affordable, widely available and easy to install are probably reasons why asphalt roofing is the most common type of roofing in America despite the fact that the life span of asphalt shingles isn’t the longest. Also they are quite heavy and not very green or cooling.
Standing seam metal roofing is a very good type of metal roofing installation. You have the option of choosing your favorite metal or one that is within your budget and you are also free to pick from a range of colors. Metal roofs have the longest lifespan and when painted with special coatings, they function better and require lesser maintenance.
Slate roofs are not as affordable as the rest of the options. In fact they are rather expensive but very chic and fashionable. Slate shingles are available in many natural colors and mixing and matching them makes the roof look pretty. The poor impact resistance notwithstanding, slate roofs are durable.