No roofing material is flawless, but steel is arguably the closest to perfection. It’s durable, long-lasting, lightweight, energy-efficient, sustainable, and charming. Its price is greater than that of an asphalt-shingle product, but its cost is moderate compared to the true premium materials on the market.
Modified bitumen is a transitional roofing material. It’s a cross between built-up roofing (BUR) and single-ply membranes. Modified bitumen roofs were introduced in the 60s, which immediately gained traction because many property owners dislike the smell, heat, and mess associated with BUR. Durability and ease of installation are two of the main selling points of a modified bitumen roof, combining the best of BUR and single-ply systems. [Read more…]
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Metal roofs are rising in popularity as one of the best alternatives to wood, along with asphalt. They are the top choice for homeowners looking for a good balance of utility and affordability. What makes them unique compared with asphalt is they are more energy-efficient and widely considered a green roofing system by many manufacturers.
Next to asphalt and metal, clay tile is one of the most popular materials for residential roofs. While commonly found in warmer places, it’s suitable for any climate and is easily recognizable by its rustic and Old-World charm.