How to Choose the Best Roofing Material

If you’re interested in installing a new roof, you probably noticed there are many different types of materials on the market. It’s important to choose the right materials best suited to your housing style, environment, and budget. Here is some useful information to consider before making your final selection.

Shingle roofing

As one of the most common options, shingle roofing comes in a wide range of style and color options and has a relatively low cost. During the installation process, shingles are overlapped from the bottom to the top of the roof. This helps the roof stay water repellent and allows the rain to drain effectively. Some of the most popular types of shingle roofing are made of asphalt, wood, slate, and plastic. 

Flat roofing

These types of roofs are more common in dry environments without much precipitation. However they still work well for additional outdoor areas like a garden or entertaining space. While they appear flat, the roof is pitched about 10 degrees. Flat roofs are made of concrete, masonry or tar and have a thin waterproofing material to cover the roof surface. This helps water drain effectively into gutters.

Cedar shakes

Shakes have a similar appearance to shingles but since they are split from logs, no two shakes are exactly the same. This type of roofing is common for oceanfront homes as they provide great protection from weather and are very durable to the elements. Shakes give houses a rustic, seaside aesthetic and coastal authenticity. 

It’s always a good idea to speak with a roofing contractor about any recommendations they might have for your particular home. At DaVinci Construction we’ll help you with an inspection, repairs, or a roofing installation. Contact us to find out more about the different services we offer!

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