If you want to have a home that looks great and has different details, you may want to use different types of roofing products. Some materials like flat roofing will have to be used where the pitch of a roof is too low. There are other materials like metal roofing may be used for accents on your home. The other shingle or tile materials can be used for the main body of your roof and protect your home from the elements. Here are three roofing materials that you may want to have installed on your home:
1. Roofing Membranes For Flat Roofs
If you have an area on your home that has a flat roof surface, you will need to use a roofing membrane because asphalt shingles will not work on this type of roof. You have a choice between roll asphalt roofing, or you can have a newer roofing polyurethane based roofing membrane installed. With the lighter colored polyurethane membranes, you will also increase the energy efficiency of your home. This can be further improved with a insulating foam underlayment beneath the roofing membrane.
2. Metal Roofing For Details Like Bays Or Dormers
For accents on features like dormers and bay areas like a breakfast nook in the kitchen, metal roofing can be a great choice. Since these details are often much smaller than an entire roof, copper is an affordable option to have installed here, and will age and give your roof character overtime. Powder coated roofing products are another great material that will be more affordable than copper, which you can use a green color material to have an aged copper look.
3. Roofing Shingles For The Main Roof Body
Shingles are the most affordable option for the roof on your home, which you may want to choose a lighter colored shingle for better energy performance. You can also use synthetic roofing tiles, which will give you the look of slate tiles for a lot less. It is a good idea to use a product that has a longer guarantee than conventional single tab shingles, which are the cheapest option for roofing your home. Architectural shingles are another great option, which will give your roof a 3D look and hide any defects in the roof. They also have a longer life span than the conventional tabbed asphalt shingles.
This is an example of how you can combine these different materials together to use them on your home. If you have a home with some of these features, and want to combine these different roofing materials, contact a professional roofing contractor (such as GBS Enterprises Roofing) and ask them about doing this for your home.