There are many types of roofs that are available for residential and commercial use. Most people are familiar with asphalt shingles as one of the more popular choices in roofing material. Asphalt shingle roofs are also used on commercial shingle roofs for commercial buildings, such as warehouses, industrial buildings, cabins, and other places of business. Asphalt shingled roofs are also used for other kinds of residences, such as cottages in the country.
Asphalt Shingles has been around for a long time, although they were not always the first material to be used in this application. The original types of roofing that were used for homes and businesses in North America were made primarily from clay tiles and they were quite successful in their applications. However, they had some disadvantages in that they were flammable, that they could not be repaired easily, that they held water and melted snow, which in turn could cause significant damage to the roof over time, and finally, they could not handle very heavy loads. Thus, these heavier loads would often cause them to become unstable and even rip off the roof. Fiberglass shingles, which are also quite popular in areas of the country that receive high snow loads, were an improvement over the clay tiles because they could withstand very heavy loads without being weakened by the cold or the elements.
Rubber Shingles is also a popular option for roofs, although there are some people who are opposed to using them because of their association with the practice of animal cruelty, due to the fact that rubber is made from the sap of rubber trees. However, these types of shingles do have a number of advantages, one of which is their durability and their ability to be used on virtually any type of surface. This is particularly important when it comes to building a house because many roofing techniques will require that the roof is put on extremely sturdy materials that cannot be used on sloped and hilly surfaces. Rubber roofing provides a good alternative because it is extremely durable and since it is made of recycled materials, it is considered by many to be the best form of eco-friendly roofing available. However, it should be noted that rubber shingles will not offer the same level of durability and protection as other forms of roofing, so if you do decide to use them make sure that you do not need to replace them for several years.
This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is a premier roofing contractor that does roofing in Venice Florida! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.