Contemporary advances in man-made technology and innovation have resulted in claims of exceptional improvement in the quality of products being produced by industries. The residential roofing industry is no exception to this trend. There are many options available when choosing the perfect roofing system for your house.

The choice will depend largely on the climate, type of construction of your house, and lastly the aesthetic value you want for your property. When deciding on the perfect roof, make sure to contact a professional company or contractor like Elite Roofing Halifax. You can always count on them while building the home of your dreams.

Asphalt Roofing

A gaze around the suburban landscape will let you know that asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material right now. They come in a variety of colors, textures, and styles you can choose according to your taste. The major plus point of asphalt shingle is that it can be built on different surfaces such as metals or concrete. The diverse range of angles and cuts can be molded to custom order.

It can bear the brunt of harsh weather conditions, increasing its longevity. They are quite attractive and give the property a high-end look. Ultimately, asphalt shingle roofs are budget-friendly because they are easier to install, they require low maintenance and they are easier to repair or do a full replacement. As usual, we still recommend professional installation by an experienced roofer.

Types of Asphalt Shingles

  • Architectural Shingles have a dimensional look, they are made of higher-end materials that are more resistant to wear and tear.
  • Three-tab shingles are quite trendy as they provide an illusion of three separate shingles whereas there is only one. They are more common because they are a budget-friendly option.

Metal Roofing Options

Being the most durable option on the list, it has quite a demand among the customers. The initially high investment (some of the most expensive roofing materials) might be the cause of hesitance among a potential buyer, but these metal roofing materials are the best in the long run.

They are not prone to corrosion or rust. They involve very minimal maintenance. They are safer because they do not catch fire and are mold resistant.

The metal surface provides insulation against the sweltering summers and the harsh winters, saving you a large sum on the energy bills. They are snow resistant so they save you the time you would have otherwise spent removing the snow. More importantly, they are mostly made out of recycled metal so they reduce your carbon footprint. The average lifespan of a metal roof can be very attract to a home owner. If you’d like to learn more, check our our blog “How Long Does a Metal Roof Last“.

Types of Metal Roofing

  1. Copper Roofing has been used since old times due to its special advantages. They are long-lasting, easily moldable, and also have soundproofing qualities. The disadvantages of a copper roof are that its soft nature makes it prone to dents and copper expands and contracts when temperature varies.
  1. Aluminum Roofing has a long life and their most important quality is that they are resistant to saltwater corrosion so they are in high demand in coastal regions. The science behind this phenomenon is that Aluminium reacts with the oxygen in the atmosphere and forms a protective oxidation layer on the surface of roofing.
  1. Steel Roofing is also a popular choice if you want something that can be easily recycled. They are a good material to protect against harsh winter weather.

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Cedar Roofing

If you want to give your property an old, grand, and husky look your first choice should be Cedar Roofing (cedar shingles). They are the best for harsh climates because the wood’s natural fibers tend to fill the depressions and cracks that are formed over time. Cedarwood roofs (wood shingle roofs) are also energy-efficient, providing natural insulation up to two times that of asphalt shingles. They can reduce your energy bills considerably (superior energy efficiency).

They have a rich warm look which can easily make your house stand out. They are made of cedarwood, cypress, or redwood. These woods give it a high resistance against strong winds, heavy rains, hail storms, hurricanes, and snowstorms (inclement weather). The higher investment can be quite beneficial for you in the long run if you maintain the roofing regularly. Cedar roofing installation can be more difficult, that is why it is recommended that you speak with professional roofing contractors.

How To Choose Between These Three Types?

The decision to choose between the types of Roofs can be cumbersome especially when you are spending your life savings on a home that has a high sentimental value to you. The first consideration is the client budget and location of the property. The right contractor or company will help you analyze your decision.

In this regard, Elite Roofing Halifax is a quite well-known name in town. They have shown a high level of expertise and professionalism in this niche. The experts at Elite Roofing Halifax recommend Asphalt Roofing as the budget-friendly option. The ease of installing it plus the state-of-the-art technology used by them will surely result in your satisfaction.

The second preferred option is to go with Metal Roofing because they are the most durable and have a really long life. The contractors at this company are really competent. During the snowing season, Metal Roofing’s non-stick nature easily glides away from the snow. The interlocking system of metal roof installation also safeguards it from heavy rains. These combined with the customer-tailored service of Elite Roofing Halifax will surely result in a state-of-the-art job.

The Cedar Roofing is an expensive material option because they require higher initial investment plus regular maintenance. The experts at Elite Roofing Halifax will ensure that your roof is not facing any deterioration over time and also provide the best customer service.

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Halifax Residential Roofing Company

At the end of the day, every customer’s decision is according to his own needs and expectations. The roofing services at Elite Roofing Halifax are always a call away. They will ensure that you make the correct decision and your roofing experience is tailored to your choice. 

The best part of their service is a free quote so you can compare the prices with others. Secondly, their prices are competitive and affordable. Last but not least their services are always delivered at a specific time and would not disturb your peace. The job done by these experts will surely be a remarkable one.

Disclaimer:  This article intends to offer general knowledge on this topic.  While every caution has been taken to provide accurate information, it does not intend as professional advice.  Please consult with an industry professional in your area to obtain proper advice based on your unique circumstances.  Elite Roofing Halifax and its parent company will not be held liable in any way should you suffer any loss/damage because of the information in this blog.