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What Roofing Materials Are Considered More Premium?

Need to pick a new roofing material for your home, but want something that is a bit more premium than asphalt shingles? If so, you'll definitely want to know more about these premium roofing materials that can make your home stand out.

Synthetic Shingles

One newer roofing material that you can pick is synthetic material. While many people think of them as fake roofing material, because they are designed to replicate the look of slate or cedar shake, they are actually their own roofing material that has their own pros and cons.

Many homeowners love synthetic roofing materials because you do not get all of the downfalls that the original materials have. You won't have to reinforce a roof to make sure that it can withstand the weight of slate, and you don't have to worry about the maintenance that cedar shake requires. Synthetic materials often come with a manufacturer's warranty as well, which you do not typically see with natural materials.

When it comes to the price of synthesis materials, the price is going to be stable no matter when you buy them. This is because the raw material doesn't need to be sourced in the same way as natural cedar or slate, which can cause the price to fluctuate over time based on demand and availability.

Metal Roofing

A standing seam metal roof is a great choice for a home. The type of metal that should be used will vary depending on where you live. For example, a coastal region will benefit from an aluminum roof so that you don't have to worry about corrosion. Inland homes may perform better with a roof made out of galvanized steel. You'll also find that a metal roof is incredibly durable and requires minimal maintenance over time. This is necessary to check the penetration and the flashing, which can fail over time.

Metal roofs also tend to have a longer warranty on the material because of how strong it is. It is even common for the paint to have its own warranty, which will help ensure that your roof looks brand new for many years to come.

The downfall of metal roofing is the oil canning effect, which only affects the aesthetics of the roof. This is when the metal can look like it is rippling or wavy. However, know that this is only an aesthetic problem and it will not impact the function of the roof itself. 

For more information about roof replacement, contact a company in your area.