Pros and Cons of Different Atlanta Roofing Types

When Atlanta roofing contractors start talking about roofing problems, the first thing we need to know about is the types of roofs prevailing in the market and the pros and cons of each roof type.

Roofing is constantly exposed to the elements, structural shifting, and stresses as well as chemicals in the atmosphere. All of these things take their toll on your roof. Aging occur on all roofs, wear and tear stemming from neglect, abuse, contamination, and accident can result in expensive repairs or premature failure of the roofing system, if not detected and repaired promptly.

A regular roofing inspection program will help detect minor problems before they become big ones, avoiding interruptions of work going on inside the building, and most importantly, protecting the owner’s investment and adding many years to the life of a roof.

Atlanta Roofing Types

Wood Roofing:

There are two types. Shingles are cut to a specific size and smooth finished. Shakes are irregular and rough-textured. Wood gives a natural look to a home. It also requires more maintenance to protect it from the elements.

Metal Roofing:

Metal roofs have returned from the olden days to become a popular roofing option. Once limited to low-slope structures, standing seam steel roofs can now be used on steeper roofs as well. Metal is durable, practically maintenance-free, heat reflective and non-flammable. Installed in sheets, a metal roof will actually dissipate a lightning strike rather than conduct it.

Built-up Roofing:

Built-up roofs are installed on flat or very low-sloping structures. They consist of alternating layers of felt or fiberglass treated with asphalt. These layers are topped with asphalt (tar) or aggregate. Built-up roofs are more common in commercial buildings.

Tile and Slate Roofing:

These are two of the oldest roofing materials around. They are long-lasting and durable. Their weight requires a reinforced roof structure that can support them. Both can be quite expensive and neither is easy to install.

Slate Roofing is a very expensive choice, but it’s very beautiful and distinct. Many Colonial and French homes look very appealing with this style of roofing materials. Slate roof materials are heavy, as you can imagine, and will need additional structural support.

Atlanta Roofing Guide can help you decide which type of roofing is best for you and help you get any and all of the insurance money that you deserve to pay for your new roof, very often with NO out of pocket expense to you.

Call Atlanta Roofing Guide today…

Call Now: Bill Jordan  (770)406-7949

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