Four Roofing Materials To Use For Replacement Of Conventional Asphalt Shingles

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If you have a home with asphalt shingles, they will eventually reach the end of their life and need to be replaced. The conventional solution is to replace them with asphalt shingles, but today there are many other affordable options. Some of the options include materials such as synthetic shakes, metal roofing shingles and PVC roofing tiles. If you want to replace your roof with an alternative to asphalt shingles, here are materials you can use for your new roof:

1. Synthetic Roofing Materials For A More Conventional Roof

There are many different types of synthetic roofing materials that can be used to replace asphalt shingles. These materials are commonly made to look like slate and shake roofing. This is a great alternative to shingles, as well as to slate or shake roofing. It is much more affordable than the real thing, and the composite rubber type materials are light enough to be used to replace asphalt shingles. Some synthetic slates are concrete materials, and these roofing materials are too heavy to replace conventional shingles.

2. PVC Roofing Tiles And Energy Efficient Underlayments

PVC roofing is another great choice to replace your roofing. It comes in many different styles, including tiles that look like clay tile roofing. These lightweight materials will give you the look of tile. If you choose to use a PVC or other type of plastic roofing system, you may want to also use an energy efficient underlayment.  This is because these materials often have lower energy performance than some of the more conventional types of roofing materials.

3. Stamped Metal Roofing Shingles As A Durable Asphalt Alternative

If you want to have the look of shingles and the benefits of metal, stamped roofing shingles are another great option. These materials will cost more, but have the added benefits of durability and energy efficiency. You can also get them in a variety of different styles and colors. You can even get tin shingles if you want your roof to have an aged metal look to it.

4. Treated Wood Shake Materials For A Environmentally Friendly Roof

Treated wood shakes are another great option for roofing. They are also a environmentally friendly roofing solution because they are one of the few roofing systems that is made from renewable resources. The treated shakes can be used for dry and wet climates where plain wood shakes cannot be used due to fire hazards and weather conditions. You can choose from the two types of treated shakes depending on your needs and the climate where you live.

These are some of the materials you may want to use as an asphalt shingle replacement. If you need to have your roof replaced, contact a roofing contractor like those at B And D Construction and ask them about using some of these materials for your new roof.

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