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O'Fallon Roofing: Article About Common Roofing Materials For Homes

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When selecting the right roofing substrate for your home, there are many factors to keep in mind. Beyond the overall cost of adding a new roof, it is important to select the correct type of shingles for your home. This is when you need to consult an O'Fallon roofing professional to evaluate and help you choose the proper material that is durable and aligns with the appearance of your house.

Preserving the architectural integrity of your home is another factor to keep in mind as you pick roofing material. For example, it would be wise to avoid adding Spanish tile to a Cape Cod-style house. In areas where colder temperatures are more common, a Spanish tile roof would not provide sufficient protection against ice and snow. However, in warmer climates, this type of roof would properly shield your home from the effects of higher temperatures and sun damage.

Asphalt shingles are most commonly used for new home construction and roof repairs. They are cost effective and offer incredible value for homeowners. This type of material is easy to install and rolls out easily onto roof surfaces. In turn, this aids in shortening the overall installation time. The back surfacing added to this type of shingle provides enough grip to ensure that they do stick to each other prior to use.

The roofers from ACI Exteriors of O'Fallon would be happy to answer any questions you have about gutters or siding.

If you want a more natural look for your home, wooden shingles are a great choice. Wood shingles are also easy to install and incredibly lightweight. In addition, wood provides a host of options, allowing for unique colors and artistic patterns to be incorporated into the design of the roof. While wooden shingles allow you to add more style, they also require a little more care to preserve their natural appearance.

Clay or Spanish tiles can help to differentiate your home from all of the others on the block. While clay tiles are durable and long lasting, one thing to keep in mind with this type of substrate is the amount of weight it can add to the house frame. This type of roofing material is also prone to breakage. The benefits of using clay tile are considerable since they help to prevent damage from mold and mildew. Another benefit of adding a clay roof to your home is that it is insect and rot resistant, which can help prevent costly repairs.

One of the largest expenditures that a person will make is in the maintenance of their home. As a homeowner, there will be many factors such as climate, location and budget that will affect which type of shingles will work best for your home's exterior. However, investing in the proper roofing material will help continue to protect one of your greatest assets for years to come.

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