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Perrysburg Roofing: Article About Choosing Roofing Materials

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With all the options available, deciding on the right material for building your roof can be a taxing decision. Perrysburg Roofing can help you find the right material for your needs and budget, and you can be confident knowing they'll do the job right.

Wood roofing can provide a handsome, natural look to your home at a moderate price, but it needs to be maintained. Wooden roofs are commonly made out of cedar, which makes them resistant to rotting. Despite this resistance, cedar is still subject to damage from water damage and fungi. Clearing debris from the rooftop and pressure washing can help minimize this risk of damage. Cedar naturally has a low resistance to fire, but this can be mitigated by having the wood treated before installation. Cedar roofing is also the most ecologically friendly option for roofing.

Asphalt shingles are far and away the most popular choice for roofing material. This is in large part because of their cost. Asphalt is the most inexpensive material for roofing. Asphalt shingles offer reasonable protection from wind and fire damage but sacrifice durability. An asphalt shingled roof can expect to last between 15 and 30 years depending on the quality of the shingles.

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Larger laminated shingles offer higher durability at a slightly higher cost than average asphalt shingles.

Clay roofing offers a unique look that evokes a Spanish or Mediterranean look. Clay roofing is expensive but makes up for this cost in durability. Clay tiles can last upwards of 50 years and require little maintenance. Clay roofs also require a reinforced frame to support the weight of the tiles. While the up front cost may look intimidating, clay roofs are built to last and provide a unique look to your home. Clay tiles are made from natural materials, but the process of manufacturing makes them less ecologically friendly than wood.

If the cost of clay is too inaccessible, concrete tiles can provide a reasonable alternative. Concrete tiles provide the same level of durability as clay at a fraction of the cost. Concrete can also be treated and painted to look similar to clay, wood or slate. Concrete tiles are lighter than clay but still require a reinforced roof to support their weight.

Slate roofing offers the highest level of durability. Slate roofs can last well over 75 years with little maintenance required. As with wood, the use of natural materials makes slate roofs very ecologically friendly. Slate roofing costs more and requires specialized installers, but it's the highest quality choice available.

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