If you need to decide on a roof type for your business or home, then you have quite a few different factors to consider. The sheer number of types of roof can be quite daunting for the average consumer. To help you out, here's a brief summary of some of the most popular types of roofs:
This is a cheap and popular option that consists of a single layer of material (usually a durable polymer) atop your building. It's easy to install, but doesn't offer the environmental or protective benefits of some of the more expensive options. This is the most generalist option that balances price, strength, and simplicity.
An extremely popular roofing material in the past, metal offers the benefit of being recyclable and strong, but at the cost of rust and poor insulation. Since metal roofs are strong conductors, they will get extremely hot during summer and quite cold in the winter, which can affect the temperature in your building, unless you have an additional layer of strong insulation below your roof. If you live in an area with more moderate temperatures and are comfortable with managing and replacing your roof after a few years, then metal might be your best bet.
Coated roofs involve a thin membrane that is applied on top of the actual roof. The coating will absorb a good deal of UV radiation and heat, and prevents any leaks when correctly installed. However, if your roof is flat and not sloped, water can pool on the coating and cause the coating to fail. If you want to extend the life of an older roof, then consider a coating.
Solar roofs offer a powerful source of energy independence and are environmentally friendly. However, this comes at the cost of a steep upfront investment. Of course, you will not want to install a solar roof if you live in an area that does not receive significant amounts of sunlight or if there is a substantial risk of it being damaged. If you can withstand the initial cost, then you stand to save a great deal of money on electricity in the long run.
Although garden roofs aren't the most popular option, they are rapidly growing in popularity, especially in urban environments. Green roofs consist of a garden on top of your roof. This offers a variety of benefits, ranging from natural cooling, lower energy costs, and a reduction in roof drainage. This is an extremely environmentally-conscious option, but isn't the best idea in exceptionally windy environments.
For more information on your roofing options, contact a local company like Danny Odom & Son Roofing.
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