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Boca Raton Roofing Guide: Roof Repair, Roof Coatings, and Roof Replacement Upgrading your roof is a major home renovation, and it entails making the right decision because your roof does not only need to be aesthetically attractive but also durable and safe. There are a wide array of roofing materials, colors, and designs and it is usually sold by square foot. Roofing materials may include wood shingles and shakes, include composition shingles, metal panels, and tiles, clay or concrete tiles, and slates. Composition singles are also referred to as asphalt shingles, which is the most popular roofing material, consisting of fiberglass mat between the two asphalt layers, and tiny stones are embedded on top that serves as protection of shingles from the sun’s damaging rays. Composition shingles or asphalt shingles are relatively inexpensive and almost all roofers know how to properly install them, they also have a good fire resistance and may contain copper and zinc for inhibiting algae growth. Asphalt shingles only last for twenty years, needs periodic cleaning for moss and debris removal, some types have a reflective coating to lower cooling costs, and they are also recyclable, though most worn out asphalt shingles end up in landfills. Beautiful and traditional wood have decreased in popularity because its quality has declined over the years, as well as the rising concerns about fire. Wood shingles and shakes perform well in dry climates, usually used where hail is severe, and some have even up to fifty years warranty, though are not fire-resistant and some building codes prohibit their usage. Metal panels and tiles is the fastest-growing residential roofing material, which is also mostly found on the farm and commercial buildings. Metal roofings are fire-resistant, extremely long-lasting, strong to resist the wind and heavy hail, requiring little maintenance, can qualify for a federal energy efficient tax credit, and there are styles possessing reflective coatings, thus reducing cooling demand by ten to fifteen percent. Clay or concrete tiles, especially red tiles is a common feature of Spanish-style homes, simulating wooden shingles or shakes, and others almost look like slate. Concrete or clay tiles are best used for dry climates, because they are moss magnets in damp climates, and they are also long lasting, will not burn and can be reused. Slates are more common in the East than in the West, and they are best suited for roofs that are fairly steep which shed water quickly because slates hang from the nails, not glued down. The benefits of using slates include fire-resistant, sheds snow and rain and can last for decades. The structure is heavy, and slates are expensive, requiring skills for proper repair and installation. If you are looking for a roofing specialist, feel free to contact us directly.Doing Roofs The Right Way

Doing Roofs The Right Way