Getting to the Basics: Remodeling Projects

Four Types Of Roofing Options You May Want To Consider

by Jill Jenkins

If you are currently in the process of evaluating whether or not you need to replace or upgrade your business's roof, you will need to review the more commonly used roofing materials. There can be significant differences between the various roofing materials, and taking the time to review these options can help give you insight when it comes time to make a final choice for your roof.


Asphalt shingles are among the more commonly used roofing options. These shingles are extremely affordable, and they are easily applied. However, they are one of the least durable roofing options, which means that you will regularly need to have them repaired. This can be particularly true for areas that frequently encounter storms with extremely high winds.


Clay tiling can be an extremely durable roofing material. These tiles are extremely thick, which makes them much more resistant to storm damage. Furthermore, these tiles will not be at risk of rotting. Due to the heavier weight of these tiles, some buildings may need to have their roof's reinforced if they are to accommodate this type of roof covering. A roofing professional can analyze your roof's design, materials and construction to determine whether reinforcing is needed, and when it is necessary, they can perform these needed enhancements.


Wood is another type of covering that can be extremely economical. This option is available in either shingle or shake form, and it can provide a beautiful aesthetic that will help to give your building a unique appearance. Wood roofing will be fairly maintenance intensive as it will need to be regularly cleaned and sealed to prevent rot from forming. However, you can sign a service contract with a roofing company to ensure that this work is done to your roof each year.


Rubber is an excellent choice for individuals that are needing to cover large flat roofs. These roofs can be prone to pooling water and other problems that can lead to significant damage. However, rubber roofing can be extremely resistant to water damage, and it can be designed so that it is elevated in the middle of the roof. This detail will help to ensure that water drains off the roof.

Asphalt shingles, clay tiles, wood and rubber are among the more common materials that are used in both residential and commercial roofs. Once you have developed a fairly competent understanding about these various roofing options, your ability to decide on the best choice for your building will be enhanced.

Contact a company like East Texas Roof Works & Sheet Metal LLC. to learn more.