When you are shopping for a new roof, you’ll hopefully take the time to find out the various good and negative aspects. It’s really best if you learn about roofing as it concerns your environment because you can make the wrong choice and it will only be a huge headache. Knowing all these various factors will help you make the smartest buying decision. The shingles you go with are what you have to bear in mind because they’re not all the same.
There are different things to think about with wood shingles such as the overall cut, and then how thick the shingles are makes a big difference. Imagine hundreds of wood shingles cut individually? These are very pricey but look very attractive so think about that. Too many times people will not realize how much is involved here because there are additional fees with the old roof and preparation, etc. If you have not had a wood shingle roof before, be very sure your climate is not too wet for it since that may cause rotting problems. If you’re in the US southwest or other similar locales in other countries, then you know all about clay tiles on roofs. Like other types of roofing, these clay tiles can last over fifty years which is fairly impressive, but these are much better than some of the chemical based shingles because clay is not affected by the sun. Plus clay tiles are impervious to damage due to moisture rotting as well as attack by various kinds of insects. If you like wood but want clay, then you can get them but it’s not really wood, they’re clay.
Nobody wants their roof shingles to break, but that is one characteristic of PVC that you must keep in mind. You can take a piece of piping made from this material and drop it and it can crack or perhaps the end of it will break, and some industrial roofs will get some traffic on it at some point for maintenance reasons. What you can do is hire a specially trained roofers that can walk on it without cracking on it. In the end you could have to decide with something different, so it depends on the reason for thinking about PVC in the first place. If you are not at all sure about the roofing shingles you want to get, then it may be a good idea to speak with a professional. Never buy something without fully knowing all there is to know about this. Unless you plan to install the roof on your own, then that is good because you then should know what is needed. So at least that is something you’ll have going for you and will be a good buttress against poor judgment.