A Boynton Beach Roof Contractor Can Protect Your Home From Rain Effects
Gustafson Roofing, Inc., a Boynton Beach Roof Contractor offers help for homes and businesses by providing long lasting roofs that will weather the storms. This part of the home provides its primary protection when precipitation falls. In heavy storms such as those associated with hurricanes a solid structure is essential to prevent major damage.
The characteristics of the top of a home are in proportion to the purpose of the building being covered as well as the available materials. Materials used depend on many factors, including availability as well as local weather patterns. In addition, many local communities have building codes in place that may limit the choices of the homeowner.
In areas where tornados or hurricanes are a problem, owners may choose metal roofing that is more likely to survive the storms. However, in desert climates where rain is less of an issue, concrete or clay tiles can make a long lasting choice. While slate is an excellent choice in colder climates, it can be expensive, especially in the USA. While a slate material has a life expectancy of 75 or more years, installing this type of roofing can double the cost to construct the home using other materials.
The primary purpose of the top of most homes is to keep water from penetrating. Thus, in areas where annual rainfall is high or storms bring in a lot of water at one time, the pitch of the deck must be higher. The higher pitch is also useful where large amounts of snow fall each year.
Red cedar or other wood shingles offer a life expectancy of up to 30 years and looks beautiful. However wood can be very flammable and is not appropriate in heavily wooded areas where it is most available. Installation is labor intensive and makes topping a home with these shingles more expensive.
Slate is very durable but high in cost. Slate roofs can protect a home for up to 200 years with minimal maintenance. However, it is very heavy and the supporting structure must be reinforced to withstand the weight.
Tiles can be made of clay or concrete and are suitable for use on roofs with a high pitch. They are available in many colors and may last up to 100 years. They can add interesting texture to the top of a home.
Asphalt shingles are less expensive than slate, but also have a shorter life expectancy. These materials are available in several colors and shapes. They are the most commonly used product in homes in the USA.
Metal requires the least amount of labor for installation and can be very long lasting. Today, it is available in many colors. Metal shingles, while requiring more labor for installation can provide interesting patterns and textures on top of the home.
When it is time to reroof a home it is important to select the right materials as well as the right installer. A correct installation provides the best chances of combating premature leaks. Gustafson Roofing, Inc., a Boynton Beach Roof Contractor offers professional installation on homes and businesses.