The Best Roofing Materials For 2021

December 17, 2021

The New Year brings many opportunities for change, especially for improving and taking your roof to the next level of protection. If you’re planning to change your roofing material for the following year, consider having recommendations from professional roofers to have an accurate estimate on the roofing materials you’re about to use. Learn more about each of them below.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs are one of the best roofing materials for most homes because metal roofs are durable, affordable, and come in many different styles. They also conserve energy by reflecting light, which helps keep homes cool. The main advantage of metal roofs is that they are resistant to damage.

Metal roofs can be made from many different materials. Some of these materials include steel and aluminum, while others include copper and zinc. The most common material is steel, which is made up of iron and nickel, while the least common metal is copper.

Clay Tiles

Clay tiles are an affordable roofing option that can be found in many colors and textures. They are typically fireproof, making them a safe option for building new roofs.

Clay tiles are made by mixing wet clay with water, sand and straw. The mixture is then spread on a rotating wheel and allowed to dry. Once dry, the tile is broken up into smaller pieces then the pieces are pressed together, stacked and dried until it can be used.

The most common method of reinforcing clay tiles is with wire mesh. The mesh is pushed into the tile and then secured with a bead of silicone caulk. Doing this allows them to extend the lifespan and dependability of the roofing materials.

Slate Tiles

Slate tiles are a natural stone that can be found in many colors and textures, making it easy to incorporate the tiles into your home's design. These tiles are able to withstand heavy rainfall and snowfall, while also remaining cool during warmer days. Slate tiles are available in a wide range of styles that can easily complement your home's architecture.

Slate tiles are reinforced by manufacturers by placing a mesh on top of the tile. The mesh is composed of a metal wire shaped into a square grid. This grid is applied to the surface of the tile by a spraying technique and then the tile is baked in an oven. The baking process hardens the mesh and creates a rigid surface that can support weight.

Asphalt Shingle Roofs

Asphalt shingle roofs are durable, affordable, and offer a wide range of colors to choose from. They also come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures to suit the needs of any property.

Asphalt shingles are made by coating a long piece of roofing paper with a liquid asphalt mixture. The roof paper is laid out and then rolled into a tube. The tubes are laid in layers and then weighted down with sand so that it forms a strong, durable roof.

The shingles are reinforced by staples which transfer the pressure from the weight of the shingles onto the asphalt coating.

If you’re planning to have your roof replaced or repaired the following year, you can always count on us at Turbo Roofing for all your roofing needs. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.