Long ago, humans had to protect themselves from rain and sun with haystacks and banana leaves. Nowadays, it has become a big industry with an extensive range of products.
When it comes to selecting suitable roofing materials, there is a lot to consider. Your roof plays an important role, because you need to protect your home from natural disaster. The higher the quality and the more beautiful your roof is, the more valuable your house will have. You cannot find a single roof type for all conditions.
It is related to the kind of product you already have on your roof and the type of product you would find in your neighborhood. Based in Rancho Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo, FBR construction does the honor of providing various roof types.
Studies show that more than 75% of Americans choose Asphalt shingles as their roofing material. Because it offers fundamental protection at an affordable price, with easy installation and resiliency, but it has low insulation quality. They are made of fiberglass mat, which is saturated with asphalt. It is coated with colored mineral granules. With modern additives, it is possible to customize the color-matched to the exterior design. Some benefits of choosing asphalt shingles are:
- The minimum roof support requirements
- Resistant to strong wind (gale and gust)
- Availability of colors and styles
- Durability ( about 30 years)
Some negative point of asphalt shingles are:
- It may crack with temperature changes in your area
- It will have shorter durability if it is installed above attics with poor ventilation
- It causes the growth of algae and mold in some climates
Asphalt shingles have the shortest durability among all roofing materials, but it is the cheapest option.
You can see many colors and styles on the FBR Construction website.
In the past, generally, metal roofing was used for warehouse construction. With changes in technology, newly-made metal roofs in the market have caught people’s eyes. You can find metal roofing in various materials such as stainless steel, copper, and aluminum with a high percentage of recycled substances. They are available in different forms rather than traditional metal roof panels.
Today’s manufacturers offer a load of options such as simulating wood shakes, slate, shingles, or tile. Plus, you can get metal roofs in various fade-resistant colors, which gives you the exact look of what you are looking for in your home.
Some benefits of metal roofing are:
- Fire- resistant
- Insulation resistant
- Easy Installation
It is the lightest material of all kinds. Besides, it is resistant to adverse weather. Metal roofing is cost-effective because it can be a perfect solution for your home due to its durability. It is essential to examine all of your options with the help of an expert from FBR Construction in Orange County.
If you have any questions, you can schedule a consultation.
Clay Tile & Concrete Tile
Clay roof tiles are made of molded clay that will bake, whereas concrete tiles are made the same as concrete, combining cement, sand, and water. Clay roof tiles are available in various colors (shades of orange, white, yellow, and even brown). Both tiles have more benefits than slate types.
Some benefits of clay tile roof and concrete tile roof are
- Great variety
- Low cost
- Fire resistant
The weakness of clay tile and concrete tile is that it is heavier and more expensive than other roofing materials. So if you choose them for tile roofing, you will need reinforcement.
The difference between concrete and clay roof tiles are:
- Water absorption
Water absorption is higher in concrete tile. It means that the concrete tile roof gets heavier when it is wet, adding more weight to the roof’s structure.
Concrete tiles weigh about 40 percent more than clay tiles.
Concrete is much more difficult to maintain because of heavier weight and problems caused by water absorption levels.
You can talk to an expert in Orange County from FBR Construction at +1 (949) 880-8460.
Slate is a non-absorbent and dense natural material. Chemical and mineral composition creates various colors of the slate. The color changes upon exposure to different types of weather. In this regard, we have two groups:
- Permanent slates:
In this type of slate, color changes slightly
- Weathering slates
Its color changes fundamentally
Slate is one of the most expensive materials for steep slope roofing. With unparalleled beauty, it lasts for hundreds of years. If you want to do re-roofing with slate, you need to strengthen the roof to carry its heavy load.
Based in Orange County, FBR Construction provides you with slates in various colors.
See all available colors here.
Wood Shingles and Shakes
You can find wood shingles and shakes in different qualities of wood, such as redwood, cedar, and southern pine. Shingles are machine-made, while shakes are handmade with a rough look.
Wood shakes and shingles roofing are more expensive than the others because they are aesthetically appealing. Some weak point of wood shingles and shakes are:
- Not resistant to fire
- Prone to mold growth in heavy rainfall
As you decide on wood roofing, it is required to contact your local building departments to be sure that there are no restrictions in your community.
To ask for more information, please contact us at +1 (949) 880-8460.
Based in Orange County, FBR Construction handles the projects professionally, honestly, and timely. Our experts are there to provide you the best services. They are ready to guide you choose the best roof type that meets your needs. You can visit us at 30211 Avenida de las Banderas Suite 200 ,Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688.
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