Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material in the United States and are the most economical. Asphalt shingles contain three components: reinforcement materials (usually fiberglass or organic materials impregnated in asphalt to create a waterproof barrier); asphalt laminate and granules (usually ceramic). Asphalt shingles come in various thicknesses and designs, from standard shingles with flat bands to laminated or architectural shingles that imitate traditional tiles in appearance and feel. Asphalt shingles have a base either of fiberglass or organic material. Fiberglass asphalt shingles have a higher fire resistance rating than tiles made with organic materials, in addition to being lighter. There is some concern in the installation of roofing tiles when the cold weather starts and the fiberglass becomes more rigid, which increases its chances of breaking. Those that are reinforced with organic material can be a little more flexible than fiberglass. Fiber cement shingles “are really staying on the road,” Kirby explains. Due to problems with their performance, they are not used in many climates.
Tradition made of tiles
They look great, but that’s not the only thing the tiles can present, they are also large thermal insulators, acoustic and even have waterproofing characteristics. Definitely with this you have stopped seeing them as just a fascinating roof covering that gives a lot of personality and loveliness. We promise you that you will become aware of why they are included in this list of preferred materials, particularly in styles where the country has a particular place, so if you are a fan of this rusticity, we think that you have found the element in the structure of your roof that is perfect for you.
Roof tiles made of clay
Clay and concrete tiles are made of extruded concrete or clay that is then molded. These types of tiles are ideal for southwest style constructions. Clay and concrete tiles are made of extruded concrete or clay that is then molded. These types of tiles are ideal for southwest style constructions. Although clay and concrete tiles are very durable, they can break or splinter with an impact and should not be used in areas requiring roofing with high impact resistance. It should also be borne in mind, Kirby points out, that concrete tiles and other materials with a high potential to absorb moisture are prone to splitting during freeze or thaw cycles.
The tiles and wooden tiles are made of sawn wood or fragmented of wooden blocks. In the past, wood shingles were treated with preservatives to prevent the growth of mold, algae or fungi. The Pure Water Law prevents the use of these preservatives, so wood has a significant disadvantage: it requires maintenance. The new options of treated wood can reduce maintenance and provide a better alternative than traditional wooden shingles, but have a short life.
The solid cement
It is by far one of the most recurrent materials to give structure to the roof and is that it is absolute resistance and whole durability, besides being more economical than some others like wood and even tile when it is tile or stone.
Tiles for slate roofs
Slate tiles are constructed from rocks and are frankly more expensive than other roofing materials, but they are very profitable. Slate tiles are constructed from rocks and are frankly more expensive than other roofing materials, but they are very profitable, since they usually last for hundred years or more. The slate is considered a superior material due to its aesthetics and specialized training necessary for its proper installation. The slate is proportionally more expensive as it moves away from the quarries where it is extracted. Due to the high shipping costs, it is advisable to buy these tiles locally or consider some other alternative.
Tile or sheet metal roofs
When they are armed in the customary way with exposed tongue, a roll of glass wool can be placed between the rafters. The assignment is easy because of the width of the roll is thought according to the customary separation that is left between tie rods. As a completion, a plaster ceiling can be assembled by copying the slope of the roof.