Roofing repairs and replacements with different materials

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Do you need to repair a roof leak? Maybe you want to replace your roof with new materials. There are a lot of different materials to choose from. How do you know which is best for you? Each material offered for shingle roof repair or replacement has a different grade and corresponding price.

Roof Types

Most shingles today are made of fiberglass and make up the majority of roofing products available. Fiberglass shingles are made from a thin layer of fiberglass, which is surrounded and coated first in weather-grade asphalt and then in specially designed granules on the surface that give fire protection and color. Concrete tiles are also very popular and come in multiple shapes and colors. However, because concrete tiles are much heavier than the fiberglass shingles, you first must know if the framing of your house will be able to support the weight. Otherwise, the added weight will damage the roof and framing over time. However, if your framing can support the weight, concrete tiles are made to last a lifetime. Metal is another popular material for roofs and comes in multiple shapes and styles that look like any other type of roofing. A metal roof is installed in much the same way a tile or shingle roof, in that it uses an underlayment. It's a highly durable roofing and extremely windproof. A composition shingle is anything made from asphalt and a base material such as fiberglass, polyester or any other matte material that may be impregnated with asphalt — covered in a granular surface. Asphalt shingle repair is also usually the lowest priced material offered. Depending on where you live, the materials you choose may not last as long or work as well as the other options. For example, two of the roofing materials that work well in areas with hail damage or snow would be concrete tiles and composition shingles. As opposed to wood shingles, the concrete tiles and composition shingles are helpful in repelling the water as opposed to wood shingles over time. Once you’ve done your research and compared costs, you’ll be able to decide which material works best for you and your home.

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