Roofing Materials

Roofing Materials and Their Properties

Simple – never underestimate the importance of quality roofing materials. If anything, this is where you make the most of your research skills, evaluating all the options before you, for the best re-roofing or repair of your valuable property.

Read this bearing in mind that roofing can be conducted in so many forms, with each varying depending on either your budget or the specific roofing needs of your home or property.

The roofing materials you choose also play a very important role in determining the overall wellbeing of your property, including its longevity. Keep in mind that your roof will also be affected by the surrounding environment. Typically, the surrounding environment and a broad range of other extraneous variables running the gamut of animals and foliage will also have a significant impact on the overall state of your roof over the long haul.

That being said, here are some of the roofing materials and their corresponding properties for you to read through and familiarize yourself.

Built-up Roofing Membrane

Mostly used in commercial properties, Built-up Roofing (or BUR as it’s commonly abbreviated) refers to the standard tar and gravel roof. Usually, the roofing is done in multiple layers or piles. This type of roofing offer a lot of flexibility as it allows one to alter the number of layers depending on their budget and need for durability.

It’s the roofing you settle for if you’re looking for something that’s both tough and friendly to your pocket.

Metal Roofing

Metal-RoofingMetal roofs are very popular in the real estate space for a number of reasons, the main one being you have a broad range of metal materials to choose from.

Examples include corrugated galvanized steel, metal tile sheets, copper, stainless steel, tin, stone-coated steel, lead, as well as aggregates of aluminum, steel, zinc and silicon to name a few.

Modified Bitumen Roofing

Roofs can also be reinforced with fabrics that act as bitumen carriers. This can be later cut and reinstalled in piles or layers that are very similar to BUR.

Usually, the roofing system is installed on commercial rooftops as two-ply, stoutly adhered to your roofing deck for enhanced stability and protection.

The roofing material stands out because it’s extremely simple to maintain and it’s among the few roofing materials available on the market that can do with a simple annual inspection and cleaning.

Even better, they tend to offer tensile strength that’s second to none, and may therefore be an ideal choice of roofing material if your roof experiences a lot of traffic.

Green Roofing

Green RoofingGreen roofs ought to be the most versatile option you have around. Although they only became popular in the recent past, they have proven to be a more sustainable option for homeowners looking to protect their properties from adverse weather conditions while effectively managing their drainage, water, and energy efficiency to name a few.

They also enhance the aesthetic value of your home, in addition to being a huge leap forward towards a more environmentally friendly property.

Guy Kim

We are an all-year roofing and home maintenance company serving the state of Michigan and all of its neighbors. Our company also takes pride in providing every single one of our customers with quality, reliable and trustworthy home maintenance and roofing services. Our services cover both residential and commercial properties in Michigan – and in extension, the whole of the US.