Types of Roofs and Which One to Choose
There are several types of roofing materials available today in San Antonio. Roofers will suggest that you measure the pros and cons of each type before choosing a roof for your home. Here are the most common types of roofing materials that you can choose from:
Asphalt Composition Shingles
These are the most common type of roofing material. They are either made from organic paper mat or fiberglass with asphalt and mineral granules. They are fire and wind resistant with inexpensive cost. These are usually three-tab shingles are an all-round good choice for most home roofing needs. Asphalt Composition shingles typically come with a 20 to 30 year warranty
Earlier used only for warehouses, metal roofs have become popular for home roofing in recent times. More expensive than asphalt but longer lasting and more wind resistant, metal roofs may be made from steel, aluminum, copper or zinc alloy. Roofing companies in San Antonio will recommend them for being durable and lightweight, fire-resistant, termite-resistant and eco-friendly and provide good resale value.
Modified Bitumen Flat Roofs
Modified Bitumen roofs are most often roll-applied to the roof surface. They are similar to asphalt roofs except that they have additional polymers in their materials that provide added protection from the elements and increase the lifespan of the roof. These roofs also keep your house cooler in the hot summer months.
A San Antonio roofing company will help you compare the materials, weigh their pros and cons, and choose the best one for your home.