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Common Roofing Materials For Use On Your Home

There are a couple of reasons why you may be looking for a qualified company that does roofing in San Antonio; perhaps your roof has reached the end of its service life or perhaps you are in the process of building a new home from the ground up. Regardless of the reason you need to understand a little about the different types of roofing that is most popular in the San Antonio area.

Basic materials:

Obviously the roof on your home is there to ensure that the home is kept dry, at the same time it should be attractive and compliment the style and construction of the house. All roofing systems comprise an underlay which can be impregnated asphalt or a thin rubber or synthetic membrane over which the actual roofing material is laid.

The top picks for roofing in San Antonio:

Asphalt shingles:

Shingles are available in a host of styles, weights and colors. The basic asphalt shingle is called “three tab,” it is easily distinguished by grooves in the individual shingles. Although three tab shingles remain popular, more and more people are insisting on an architectural or laminated shingle. This style of shingle, once installed gives the appearance of being three dimensional. All asphalt shingles are produced with a class “A” fire rating and warrant a reduction in homeowner’s insurance premiums.

Cedar shakes:

Cedar shakes are certainly not new; this type of roofing has been in use for hundreds of years. Cedar is resistant to rotting and decay; as a result it has a very long life expectancy. Cedar shakes eventually take on a very beautiful and very interesting patina. If cedar shakes as a material for roofing in San Antonio have any drawbacks it is the amount of time that it takes to install them; the upside is the beauty and longevity.

Clay tiles are extremely durable and ideal for use in warm climates. The only real downside to clay tiles is their weight; in the majority of cases the roof structure will need reinforcing to carry the load.

There are numerous types of roofing in San Antonio; asphalt, cedar and clay tiles are perhaps the three most popular. If you are replacing the roof on your home or building a new home you are invited to discuss the options with Shea Company Remodeling or visit