Here are the most common Residential Roof Types and their Pros and Cons:
I love shingle Roofs because they are easy to install, the project time is typically less than other Materials. They are available in so many colors, you are sure to find one to match your home and your personality but enough on my opinion – see below for Common Residential Roof Types, Pros and Cons
Shingle Roof in Vero Beach
Pros of Shingle Roof
Affordable – Typically the least expensive option to replace your roof. Most economical when considering coat and maintenance and Installation.
Low Maintenance – Damaged Shingles are typically easy to repair or replace.
Cons of Shingle Roofs
Less Durable – Asphalt shingles are prone to weather damage and don’t have as long of a lifespan as Metal and Tile Roofs .Asphalt roofing shingles perform poorly in extreme heat, which can cause shingles to crack and color to fade. Also vulnerable to high winds.
Tile Roof Indian River Shores
Pros Of Tile Roofs
Clay and concrete tile roofs have been known to withstand hail, high winds, and even fire.
Environmentally friendly material- made from earth minerals
Energy efficient – Tile roofing is a great insulator, which helps to keep homes warmer in winter and cooler in summer
Plenty of choices: Clay, concrete, and slate tiles come in a wide variety of colors and styles to match any home style, from Medieval to Contemporary
Curb Appeal – Even more attractive than its outward appearance is the fact that tile gives an air of quality to a structure that can be very appealing to prospective buyers
Cons of Tile Roofs
High cost – A Clay tile roof system can cost two to three times as much as an asphalt roofing system
Difficult installation- Installing tile roofing requires professional roofing contractors with extensive experience
Heavyweight – Your roof structure must be able to handle the weight of a tile
Tiles are brittle: While very durable clay tiles, slate, and concrete tiles can be broken
metal roof Sebastian
Pros of Metal Roofs
Longevity – Metal roofs can last 40-70 years, depending on the material.
Durability – Some metal roofs can sustain wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour
Cons of Metal Roofs
Affordability – Metal roofs can be as much as two or three times more expensive than other roofing materials
Noisiness – Metal roofs can be noisy, especially during a heavy rain or hailstorm
Expansion and Contraction – Metal roofing materials that are attached as large panels tend to expand and contraction
There are other residential roof types but here we listedthe common residential roof types