There are many roofing materials that you can use for your new roof – here are the most popular ones:
- Asphalt shingles – preferred for their affordable pricing and variety in terms of style, asphalt shingles come in many different quality categories and styles, all of them easy to install and warranted for around 25-30 years;
- Metal roofs – made from steel or from other, durable alloys, metal roofing has lifespan of over 40-50 years and attractive, low-maintenance appearance. The material is very affordable and easy to maintain, too, what’s more, a new metal roof can be installed on top of the existing roof, without requiring the removal of the old roof; Expert metal roofing Manhattan KS contractors can offer you additional information regarding the benefits of metal roofing.
- Built-up roof – in their simplest form, BUR roofs consist of alternated layers of tar paper and gravel, but there are many other material combinations available as well. BUR roofs are mostly used on flat roofs;
- Clay and cement tiles – these traditional roofing materials can stay on the building for up to a century, providing great, energy-efficient and durable protection from the elements. Tiles are a bit more expensive than the other materials on our list and they are heavier, too, so the building on which the tiles will be installed need to be able to hold up the extra weight of the material.