When it comes to building a roof, there are a lot of options available. Some are cheap, some are expensive, some will last generations, and some may wear out after only a few years. To help you figure out exactly what you are looking for, here is an overview of four popular roofing types: clay, concrete, plastic polymer, and wood:
One of the biggest draws of clay is that it has a very unique aesthetic. With a reddish-brown coloration, a clay roof will certainly help your home stand out from your neighbors that have asphalt or metal roofs. With clay, you can also really push a Spanish aesthetic, which can be particularly fitting in areas of the southwestern United States.
As far as cost and durability go, clay is fairly expensive, but also very strong. With clay, you will also never have to worry about a fire on your roof, since clay is naturally very resistant to heat.
If you want something that is a little less expensive than clay, then concrete tiles are a pretty good choice. While they do give up the huge aesthetic appeal of clay tiles, a full concrete roof could cost less than half of a comparable clay roof.
Concrete also tends to be heavier, which can be a big concern for some homes. If you aren't too sure about the structural integrity of your home and how much weight it can support, then you probably want to get an expert opinion before you commit to a heavy material like concrete.
On the other end of the spectrum, you have plastic polymers, which are extremely lightweight. Plastic roofs often boast extremely high longevity, meaning that you many not to replace your roof for decades. On top of that, they don't require very much maintenance.
As far as price as concerned, a plastic roof will cost you an average amount of money, often in the neighborhood of $20,000 for materials and an additional $5,000 for the installation, which is expensive initially, but can result in some serious savings in the long term.
As far as negatives are concerned, a plastic roof might not be as durable as other options, which means that it could require some pretty expensive repairs in the event that something does hit your roof.
Finally, you have wood roofs, which are generally made of cedar. If you are looking for a rural aesthetic, then it's hard to beat wood. Cedar roofs also tend to be fairly strong and cost-efficient, but they do suffer a bit when it comes to maintenance. With a cedar roof, you need to perform maintenance every once in a while, which may involve fully replacing the roof every few decades.
For more information, contact Drey Roofing or a similar company.
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