If you’re planning on a roofing project of any kind – from replacing your entire roof, to just adding some coating to protect the old roof from UV rays or rain – it’s extremely important to use the right materials. Doing so can make the difference between your roof lasting for 50 years versus having to repair it quite soon.
Let’s take the example of asphalt shingles, which are considered to be some of the cheapest and least resilient of all roofing shingles. This material can be upgraded and you can use a type of composite asphalt shingle which, together with the right type of coating for the weather conditions in your area, can go from lasting 15 years to more than doubling its projected lifespan.
In the case of slate roofing, using the right material combined with good workmanship by Snellville roofing contractors can lead to a roof that can withstand the test of the elements for more than 100 years. However, lower quality synthetic roofing and the use of improper installation methods can lead to the need for frequent repairs and possibly an early roof replacement.
Finally, some materials such as sealants, roofing cement and the type of flashing you choose can have a pivotal role in keeping your roof shingles together and preventing structural damage over time. Without choosing quality sealing materials, your roof can easily be damaged beyond repair, and the only way to fix the problem will be to strip it all off and hire a professional to perform extensive repairs to your decking and underlayment before installing a new roof.