Foam, Tile, or Shingle: How to Pick the Best Roof Type for Your Home
While there are some home repairs that can be put off, a leaky or damaged roof is not one of them. Roofs have an average lifespan of 30 to 50 years, but they don’t last forever, and if you’ve discovered that it’s time for roof replacement, you’ll find that you have a variety of different options when it comes to roof types. There are many factors to consider when you’re shopping for a new roof, and our roofing experts here at RENCO Roofing are happy to help you make that decision.
Among the different things that you want to think about are how long-lasting you want the roof to be, its ability to hold up during strong storms, the amount of slope, the total weight of the roof, the eco-friendliness of the materials, the look, and the cost. Here are a few of the most common types of roofing materials.
Tile roofing is one of the most common types of roofing here in the Southwest. Homeowners can choose between two different types of tile: concrete and clay.
Also known as Spanish tile roofs, clay tiles have a classic appearance that’s suited for the desert environment. The advantages of clay tiles include their durability, low amount of maintenance required, excellent fire resistance, and traditional Italian or Spanish look. The downsides are their heavy weight and expensive cost.
Concrete tiles are made from Portland cement and sand, and they can be made to resemble traditional clay tiles, wood shakes, or slate. Compared to clay tiles, concrete tiles are less expensive, but they also are durable, heavy, and highly fire-resistant.
If your home has a flat roof, one of the best roofing materials is polyurethane foam. This type of roof is sprayed on, which results in a layer of protection over your home. All foam roofing systems sold by RENCO Roofing come with either a five-year or a 10-year warranty, and when property maintained, your foam roof will give you decades of use. The pros of foam roofing include its energy efficiency, easy maintenance, easy installation, and waterproof nature. Additionally, foam roofing is a renewable and sustainable option because foam roofs create little or no waste during their lifetime. The materials used in these roofing systems are environmentally friendly.
Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular types of roofing materials in the United States, comprising over 80 percent of residential sales. Shingles can be made of either an organic fiber mat or fiberglass impregnated with asphalt and coated with mineral granules. Fiberglass shingles are a better option for Arizona homeowners due to their increased level of fire and moisture-resistance. Additional upsides of shingle roofing are its low cost, variety of configuration options, and moderate weight.
Trusted Arizona Roofing Contractor
When it comes time to get a new roof installed on your home, leave this multifaceted job to a professional roofing company like RENCO Roofing. With our quality products, superior craftsmanship, and highly-trained workforce, we are an excellent option for Arizona roof replacement. To learn more about us, contact us today at (602) 867-9386.