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Different types of roof used in Edmonton

by Criss Gill

The world look homogenous if every house would have the same type of roof. It would be no less than a visual disaster. Even Google maps would look same when seen from the above. But, thankfully, you have different types of roofs for you. There is plethora of roofing options available for you and it depends on you to pick the right kind of roofing for you. Here are some types of roofing which a homeowner would like to consider when replacing, or renovating their home:

Asphalt shingles

Shingles on roof have been in trend for several years. The asphalt shingles are quite common because of their affordability and good durability. Asphalt shingles are available in different colours and styles. They are simple to install and can withstand a broad temperature band. If you live in an area with heavy rainfall, the asphalt shingles is a good option for you. They have a lifespan of 20 years, but extreme temperatures and harsh sunlight may shorten its life. They don’t last long as heavier tiles and the dark ones may fade with time

Slate and tile roof shingles

If you have a posh house, then slate should be your roofing material choice. It maintains the normal look and is fire resistant to a great degree. It requires minimal maintenance and last for a couple of generations boasting of a life expectancy of a century.  It has plethora of styles and colour options to enhance the look of your house. Slate tiles are costlier and heavy hence you need experience hands for its installation. One of the drawbacks of slate tiles is that they are brittle in nature and may break when walked on. Hence, it makes gutter cleaning and roof maintenance a little dicey

Ceramic roofing tiles

If you want to add some character to your house, then ceramic roofing tiles is the best for you. It is durable and modern option which lasts for generation. It doesn’t fade with time and is also fireproof. A high quality ceramic roof tile has a life of 50 to 70 years if well maintained. However, they are not recommended for places with fluctuating weather. This tile is fragile and is not recommended to be walked upon. 

Metal roofing

Metal roofs are in vogue because of their low maintenance, low weight and friendlier nature to the environment. You have different options in metal roofs right from aluminium, copper to steel roofing. Make sure you hire a qualified contractor to install your metal roof properly. Metal roof may lose its shine with time. So you can either repaint the roof or replace them.        

With so many options of roofing available in Canada, it depends on you to pick the kind of roofing system you want for your property. You can get in touch with a contractor to find out which roofing will be feasible for your house. At AMT Roofing, we will help you in choosing the best roofing for your house through our expert advice.