Roofing Material Comparison | Sabal Construction and Roofing
Choosing the perfect roofing material is a factor that contributes to the overall safety, energy efficiency, sustainability, aesthetic and value of a property.
A roofing material choice enhances the exterior of property. Aside from essential roof framing, preparation and appropriate installation, several considerations must be accounted for:
2. Tile Roofs
Tile roofs have existed for thousands of years. A tile roofing system consists of overlapping roof tiles made from clay, ceramic, concrete or slate attached by nails to a solid substrate or roof deck on a diagonal roof.
Installed on a wide range of residential, commercial and historical structures, tile roofing is a highly specialized sector of roof installation that requires an experienced contractor.
3. Shingle Roofs
Roof shingles are individual overlapping flat rectangular pieces of roofing material. They are laid in from the base of the roof up and overlap to provide full coverage. The common types of shingle roofs are asphalt, wood, slate tile and composite.
Shingle roofs are found on around 80% of all residential properties in the United States. Shingle roofs serve as a protective barrier and provide proper insulation.