Choosing the Right Type of Roofing Materials
If you are constructing a new roof or need to replace your current roof, you need to know which roofing materials are best for your home or building. The first step, of course, is choosing a qualified and professional roofing company to assist you with the installation. They should have a thorough understanding of the roofing materials available and what’s best suited to your budget, as well as your particular home and needs.
The materials that your roof is constructed from are of the utmost importance. Remember that your roof will bear quite a burden. It’s constantly exposed to the elements – come rain or shine – and as such, there’s no room to skimp on the quality of the materials used. The forces of nature can really take their toll on your roof, so make sure that you choose a product that’s designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions.
You will undoubtedly come across a number of roofing materials to choose from on the market, and we feel that it’s important that you understand each of these options before you can make an educated decision. Let’s take a look at some common roofing products.
- Clay and concrete roofing materials – concrete and clay tiles are considered two of the hardiest types of roofing materials out there. They are extremely durable and while they’re not a modern product, they can look contemporary if you choose the right colour profile. Most come with a long warranty (as much as 50 years), but it must be noted that they can cost slightly more than other roofing types. In the long run, the durability and reduced need for maintenance make these roofing materials more cost effective.
- Wooden roofing materials – wooden shingles are aesthetically pleasing and available in a variety of textures, colours and sizes. Unfortunately, this roofing material requires quite a bit of maintenance and care. Failure to do so can result in rot, mould growth, warping or sagging. These roofs can last 30 to 40 years if you have the time and money to pay them the attention that they need.
- Asphalt roofing material – asphalt shingles are a common type of roofing material. They are typically supplied in rolls. This roofing is a popular choice for its price, but the warranty is half that of concrete and clay tiles.
- Synthetic single-ply roofing materials – these are most commonly used on flat roofs, and are strong and durable, while also being flexible. They come in at a mid-range price.
- Metal roofing materials – this type of roofing product is certainly not common, as it can be quite an expensive option. A great benefit is that the life span is 50 or more years. This type of roofing material is a potential option in areas where severe winters can create ice dams on a roof.
Clay and concrete roofing tiles are the first prize winners when compared with other roofing materials on the market. In terms of sustainability, price, maintenance requirements and aesthetic appeal, it’s quite difficult to beat these particular roofing products.
At Marley Roofing, we supply the market with an extensive range of roofing materials for you to choose from. Our concrete and clay tiles provide the perfect green roofing alternative for those who are looking to indulge in sustainable green building. Our products are available at our branches located in the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, and you will find that each clay and concrete tile is available in a variety of profiles and colours. With the assistance of our team, you can quite easily match our roof tile products to your existing home or building’s exterior colour and design.
When it comes to finding environmentally friendly products, the best quality and value for money, we take our offerings seriously. You can easily view and download our SABS ISO 9001, SABS ISO 14001, HSAS18001 and BEE certificates from our website. We also make our stand point on environmental and quality issues clear with our statements readily available via our website.
If you’re looking for the best quality roofing materials that offer a long lifespan, cost savings and minimal effort in terms of maintenance, take the time to discover our range of clay and concrete roofing tiles at Marley Roofing. For more information and advice, contact us via email or telephone at Marley Roofing today.