By Certified Contractors Network.
While all roofs are designed to withstand bad weather to an extent, there are certain roofing materials on the market that are far more durable than others. When choosing materials for a project in a regional area with a history of harsh weather, it’s vital to consider materials that will best withstand that certain climate region. The roofing experts at Certified Contractors Network have put together a guide of the best weather resistant roofing materials so contractors can easily determine which is best for their customers depending on their needs.
Slate roofing tile offers a lot of advantages, primarily because it’s a natural stone material with a distinctive look and durability. Not only are slate tiles offered in a wide variety of sizes and density, slate tiles are designed to last up to 100 years. Because of the durability and density of slate tiles, roofing made from slate is super insulated and has the capacity to withstand severe weather conditions, however, slate is very heavy and can also be very expensive.
Metal roofs are extremely strong and durable and will likely not need replacing for up to 70 years. Additionally, metal roofs contain reflective materials, which will reflect solar heat rather than absorb it, which can help to reduce the load on your heating and air conditioning. When metal roofing is constructed properly, it can withstand wind up to 140 miles per hour and will not rust or fracture. Another plus about metal roofing is that it is lightweight and low maintenance, however, the initial cost of the materials is relatively high compared to other roofing materials.
Asphalt roofs are by far the most popular roof selection in the United States. They offer a clean look at a very reasonable price. They are also available in a variety of colors and styles and are easy to install. Asphalt shingle roofs are also strong enough to withstand harsh winter conditions. They typically will last 30 years before needing to be replaced. Shingles help with insulation, which will help preserve heat in your home and reduce energy costs.
Wooden Shingles generally last from 30 to 50 years. Commonly, wood shingles are composed of fire-resistant woods like cedar or redwood, which are able to combat high winds and possible fires. Because wood is a natural insulator, the cost of heat and air conditioning is more affordable since the need for energy is much less. The downside of wooden shakes is that they are similar to any wood product, they require a lot of maintenance to prevent rotting and warping over time.
From the standpoint of a builder or roofing contractor, plastic polymer roofs are an easy sell. They are light, require less ongoing maintenance and are easy to install. They can also last twice as long as other roofing materials such as wood shakes. Plastic polymer is also very durable and can withstand severe weather conditions such as hail. They normally last from 75 to 150 years before needing to be replaced.
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