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Which Type of Roofing Is Best?

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Have you been wondering which type of roofing is best for your property? In the article below, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of opting for different kinds of roofing. Indeed, roofs can vary in terms of their durability, affordability and suitability to certain climates.

New roof tiles fitted to house

Slate Roofing

Slate roofing is incredibly durable as it can last for decades, is fire and water resistant, and can prevent the build up of mould and fungus. Moreover, slate is also aesthetically appealing and can potentially increase the value of your property. As quite a heavy material, it may need to be reinforced.

Slate tends to be higher in price than many other roofing materials, though is usually an excellent investment, since it can last for as many as 100 years.

Tile Roofing

Clay and concrete tiles can withstand all sorts of weather, are energy efficient and will retain their colour for many years. Furthermore, these tiles are competitive in price, easy to maintain and impervious to insect damage and rotting. Having clay or concrete tiles installed requires an expert, knowledgeable roofer.

roof tiles

The tiles will need to be measured, laid in a certain pattern and thoroughly inspected to ensure that moisture does not seep through. You should be aware that only certain roof structures can handle the weight of, and has a suitable slope for, a tile roof. One of our professional tradespeople will be able to advise you.

Rubber

Liquid rubber roofing is fast curing, extremely versatile and can be used on a wide range of roofs. Moreover, this form of roofing is excellent for both residential and commercial properties and can overcoat the majority of surfaces.

While this form of roofing is very hardwearing, it is not totally immune to wear and tear. A falling branch, for instance, could damage this roofing system, though an experienced member of our team can provide you with the maintenance solutions you require.

Roofer preparing part of bitumen roofing felt roll for melting

Felt

Felt roofs are cost effective, long lasting and can be fitted on garden sheds, extensions and garages. High performance felt systems can also prevent the ingress of moisture.

You should be aware that felt roofing is not ideal for areas with heavy footfall. The mineral surface can wear away when there is heavy traffic, especially during the warmer seasons. If ladders are leant against the roof, protective pads should be positioned beneath them, to prevent damage.

Single Ply

Single ply roof systems are very flexible and a great choice for both new builds and refurbishments, and can be fitted on a wide range of buildings. The single ply roofing system can also be used to re roof felt, metal and asphalt roofs; is designed for both pitched and flat roofs, and can be recycled when they require replacement.

To prevent problems occurring with the seam and water retention, it is important that you hire an experienced tradesperson, such as a member of our team. We work with precision and attention to detail to ensure durable and attractive results.

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