Types of Roofing Materials to Choose From

A roofing membrane is a protective covering that shields and covers a roof. A roof membrane is typically made of synthetic material such as acrylic, spandex or PVC and has an adhesive layer to attach it to the roof membrane. The membrane also has some reinforcement to provide structure to it. A roofing membrane is typically the top most covering of a structure, containing all structures and materials required to support it over the roof of the structure or on upwards of lateral walls, giving protection from rain, sunshine, extreme temperatures, and wind.

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Roofs are designed to last for at least 25 years. Over this time period they will need to be replaced due to weather damage, deteriorating building code, or due to age. There are many roofing products on the market for you to choose from depending upon the amount of work required to have a new roof system installed. Most roofing companies recommend that you hire a professional to do the work, as the average individual may not have the skills and experience needed for the job.

If you are looking for roofing material that is superior in performance and durability then we recommend that you use roofing materials that have been treated with a fire retardant. These include all pitched roofs, flat roofing systems, manufactured clapboard roofs, clay roofing systems, slate roofs, and organic roofing systems. These materials are generally treated to extend their life through at least 20 years. The type of treatment used depends on whether the roof is pitched sloped, or free standing. We can further describe the different types of materials that are available to you below.