Two huge trends in premiere roofing right now might surprise you. Whether you prefer traditional shingles, slate or anything in between, the two types of premiere roofing styles that are topping the list (and today’s homes) are asphalt shingles and metal roofs. They are both playing a big role in new builds and remodels throughout the entire country.
- Asphalt: What traditionally was used on the ground level for roads, playgrounds and parking lots, is now beautifully showing up on premiere roofing throughout our country. According to the experts, asphalt roofing materials are less expensive and easier to install than other roofing materials. Unlike other types, the asphalt creates a wonderful waterproofing and protectant for the roof and ceiling of the home. The are so strong they can withstand strong winds of up to 140 miles per hour, are fire proof with a Class A fire rating and are more sound proof than other materials. And according to contractors, asphalt is one of the easiest and versatile products and make it more convenient to fit into odd shaped areas on the roof. Some homeowners are proud to say their asphalt shingles didn’t need to be replaced for more than 40 years. And they continue to be beautiful year in and year out. It is important to note professionals should be consulted to get the best results for asphalt premiere roof installations.
- Metal Roofing: Professional builders and designers are seeing an increase in the number of metal roofs for residential homes. Since metal materials are available in a variety of colors and styles and be created to resemble standard shingles or even cedar, homeowners are embracing this new and growing trend. The roof has become an extension to the home’s design, is as functional as it is fashionable, and doesn’t have to blend in anymore. Metal roofs not only add value and beauty to a home, they require very little maintenance. They are crack, warp and erosion resistant making them very appealing to homeowners who reside in all areas of the country. Metal materials create premiere roofing that is cost effective and worry free. Metal roofs also are fantastic insulators which reflect the sun during the hot months and keep the heat inside during the colder times of the year. Metal roofs are fire resistant, can hold heavy amounts of snow loads and can stand up to strong winds. When installed correctly, metal roofs are know to last longer than 150 years.