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2022 Roofing Materials Guide

2022 Roofing Materials Guide

Planning on getting a new roof? Roof replacement allows you to change your roofing materials. The varieties of roof coverings have really increased in the last several years. Here are some of the most popular roofing materials in 2022.

Asphalt Shingles

Probably the most popular roofing choice in America, these tiles are inexpensive, water resistant, and come in a variety of popular looks. They have a shorter lifespan than many types of roofing, but can last up to 30 years, depending on weather conditions. There are three main types of asphalt shingles: 3-tab, dimensional, and luxury.

Wood Shingles

Wood shingles, also known as shakes, are made from natural wood. They are usually made of pine, cypress, cedar, or redwood. When installed properly, they can last 25 to 40 years. They are a more expensive alternative but they age with the house and offer resistance to insects.

Slate Shingles

A slate roof looks beautiful and offers several other benefits. They can last over 100 years, are fire resistant, and can stand up against heavy rains and high winds. They are more expensive upfront, but they are an affordable long-term option because of their longevity.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs have pros and cons. They last a long time and are resistant to weather, insects, and rot. However, they are noisy, and they can dent in hail and other extreme weather.

Stone-Coated Steel

These tiles look like clay, but at a fraction of the cost. They are also incredibly strong. Because they are lightweight, they work well on homes. They can also replicate the look of slate.

Rubber Slate Tile

If you like the look of slate, but want a greener alternative, consider rubber slate tiles. These synthetic tiles are fire resistant, lightweight, and easier to install than traditional slate roofing.

Clay Tile

Clay shingles work well with adobe style homes. They provide a classic look that many people associate with the American southwest. However, they may not be right for your home. Because they are so heavy, you need to ensure your home is sturdy enough to support them.

Concrete Tile

Concrete tiles have actually been around for centuries, and they can last for over 100 years. You can get concrete tiles in a range of colors and textures, so you get the look of more expensive tiles. They are wind-resistant, damage-resistant, and leak-resistant.

Green Roofs

While these roofs may not work for all residential homes, they are a great option for flat roofs. They help with storm runoff and erosion and protect the building from temperature fluctuations.

Built-up Roofing

Built-up roofing, also known as tar and gravel roofs, is made of layers of bitumen and fabrics. They are used on flat or low-slope roofs, and they can be walked on.

Membrane Roofing

Thermoplastic roof membranes are one of the most rapidly growing types of roofing. They are durable, flexible, and can handle punctures, tears, and chemical spills. They are energy efficient and reflexive. They are a great option for flat roofs.

Solar Tiles

Solar tiles are solar powered shingles. They are expensive, but you get a cost savings on your utility bills. Depending on your home’s size and sun exposure, you may be able to be completely energy dependent. In addition, there are big tax credits related to solar tiles.

With so many options, it can be tricky to decide which one is right for you. Contact Carl’s today. We can look at your roof and your home type and let you know which options will work on your home.

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