You can’t be too careful about choosing a replacement roofing material for your home. It serves as your primary defense against the sun’s scorching heat and heavy downpours. To be clear, all roofing products (if properly installed) can do the job well. The only differences among them are their unique maintenance needs and respective service lives.
To ensure that you use the most suitable material for your situation, CMS Roofing provides an overview of three of the most popular residential roofing choices:
Asphalt is the undisputed king of residential roofs in America. It owes its status as the industry’s darling to its relatively low price. Although it’s the economical alternative to wood and slate, it doesn’t easily succumb to the elements.
Most asphalt roofing shingles today are reinforced with fiberglass to reconcile weight and performance. Experienced roofing contractors know that premium products by leading brands are strong enough to serve your home for decades.
For instance, GAF uses its Advanced Protection® Technology to optimize the fiberglass content of its asphalt shingles, including the three-tab ones. In turn, they become more resistant to wind uplift, fire, and extreme temperatures. In fact, GAF shingles have exceptional granule adhesion to stay stunning and stand up to UV radiation for an extensive period of time.
Wood Shakes or Shingles
For a long time, wood has been one of the more preferred roof coverings for American homes because of its unmistakable charm and graceful aging. As an organic material, wood can last for more than 30 years with proper maintenance. It’s the perfect choice if you want to give your home an authentic, traditional look.
Metal is the fastest-growing roofing material on the market. Currently second to asphalt shingles, most roofers recommend it because of its long list of attractive upsides. Metal withstands the worst nature can throw at it, lasts for over 50 years, requires minimal upkeep, and is aesthetically pleasing. It also eliminates the need for any tear-off because it can be installed over an existing roof.
Let CMS Roofing help you choose the perfect roof replacement material for your home. Certified by multiple trusted brands, properly licensed, and adequately insured, we’re the most qualified company to handle your reroofing project. Call us today at (877) 425-4121 to talk about your needs in Columbia or Charleston, SC.