Choosing the right roofing material for your home can be difficult because you need to balance several factors. You need to take into account your priorities when it comes to style, energy efficiency, and weather resistance. Moreover, you have to check if the material works well with your roof type.
In this post, CMS Roofing talks about the characteristics of a few different roof types. We also explain which material works best with each type.
Also called pitched roofs, these are a common sight for roofers in Columbia, SC, and around the US thanks to their popularity. Distinguishable by their triangular shape, gable roofs easily shed snow and water, and create ample space for attics and vaulted ceilings. These roofs also allow plenty of ventilation.
Thanks to their simple and effective design, gable roofs can work well with virtually any roofing material. We can install shingles, tile, or metal for your gable roof. Still, we recommend going with metal if your gable roof has many hips and valleys.
These roofs are sturdy thanks to its slopes on all four sides. If your roof has sides of all equal length that come together to form a ridge, then you have a hip roof. Hip roofs perform well under high wind and snowy areas thanks to their stability and roof slant. Like gable roofs, hip roofs will accommodate any kind of roofing material.
Also known as French roofs, these have four sides and a double slope on each side. The primary advantage of mansard roofs is their distinctive look, and the great deal of living space these create. Many homeowners use this space for extra living quarters, and add open or closed dormers to the roof for more curb appeal. As the premier roofing contractor in Charleston, SC, we recommend going for an uncommon roofing material like metal, since mansard roofs are eye-catching. This will help your home stand out.
This is just a small sample of the wide variety of roofing types. If you need more detailed assistance determining which material works best for your roof, then give us a call. CMS Roofing has worked with virtually every type of roof, and we can quickly identify which roofing material is best suited for your needs. Contact us if you’d like to learn more about roofing types or if you would like a free roofing consultation.