Many Tulsa homeowners don’t even think about what material is on their roof unless they install a new one, replace an old one, or repair their current one. Most don’t even realize that there are a variety of different roofing materials they can choose from. Let’s go over some of the most common and popular roofing materials used in roof damage repairs.
Asphalt shingle roofs are the most common roofing material found on homes today across the country. Asphalt is the most affordable roofing material available while still being a quality product. Asphalt shingles also come in many different colors so you can get a more custom look for your roof, which adds to its popularity and value. There are three different types of asphalt shingles, adding even more variety to this roofing material, and dimensional asphalt shingles are the most common type installed currently.
Metal roofs are another popular roofing choice. There are two types of metal roofs, but a standing seam metal roof is recommended for residential roofing because it allows a little bit of movement for the metal panels to expand and contract freely when the metal heats up and cools down. A standing seam metal roof is comprised of a series of metal panels that are joined together at the seams or mechanically locked together. Throughout the years, this roofing option has become more and more popular, even though it is quite a bit more expensive than asphalt shingles. Like asphalt shingles, though, metal roofs come in a variety of colors – even more so than shingles. Because of its versatility, many homeowners are utilizing metal roofing to add pops of color or dimension to accent areas of the home, like covered porches, flat roof facets, and dormers, in conjunction with asphalt shingles. The ability to customize metal roofing is increasing its popularity.
Cedar shake roofs are one of the most common choices for aesthetics and add timeless charm to any home. Made of natural wood materials, cedar shakes are becoming a coveted roofing option. Cedar trees are cut into 2-foot sections and hand-split or sawed into a tapered thickness to create this type of roof, which is one of the reasons this type of roof comes with a hefty price tag. The charm of cedar shakes will never go out of style, but they will fade in color over time and are more prone to rot, crack, split, and curl as they age – which is why some people shy away from this option.
For over 30 years, Decor Construction has been a leading provider of roofing and roof damage repair services here in Tulsa, so we know just how important of a role your roof plays for your entire home. We have experience with all roof types and are able to repair any damages done, no matter how large or small. Depending on your specific type of roof, not only can we offer roof damage repair services, but we can also help with maintenance to keep your roof in its best condition possible. When you need roof damage repair, whether you have an asphalt roof, metal roof, cedar shake roof, or any other roofing option out there, we are the ones you should call.