Traditional Roofing Material Still Hold Their Own Against Modern Roofing in 2020

It's easy to purchase replacement roofing materials when you own traditional roofs. Bundles of asphalt shingles or clay tiles make it possible to remove individual or small groups and restore it to its full functionality. However, this isn't the only advantage you can get from using traditional roofing materials in the year 2020.

Today's top-notch roofing manufacturers continue to research and introduce innovations that improve the lifespan, performance, and long-term capability of traditional roofing materials. Therefore, you can still enjoy the non-taxing weight of asphalt shingles that have increased lifespan and performance.

Furthermore, modern roofing materials, such as metal roofing and SPF, are quite expensive. We cannot deny their long-term efficiency and protective capability. However, a new roofing replacement after the 30 years of your previous traditional roof's lifespan gives you a better guarantee that your roof is in top condition again in 30 years.

The value for money that modern-made, traditional roofing materials provide remains exceptional. An asphalt shingle costs 40% less than a metal roof system. Furthermore, with the extensive experience many high-quality roofers in Littleton, CO has with asphalt shingles, you will have fast installation and repair services when you need it.

This Old House has a great post about choosing the right roofing materials for your home. If you've yet to finalize the roofing materials you'll use, you can check their list below.

Asphalt Shingles

The roofing material we all see the most of these days—the one that covers the roofs of a great majority of houses across America—is the standard three-tab asphalt shingle. One of the least-expensive roofing options, asphalt shingles are available in a dozen or so different colors both solid and blended. The shingle products being made today are usually guaranteed for 20, or in some cases 30 years, making them an excellent value.

Value is the principal advantage of this roofing material, which explains it's commonality. The disadvantage, however, if there could be said to be one, is the fact that it is so common. The next upgrade from a standard three-tab is a thicker variation called an architectural shingle. These shingles are built up to be about twice as thick as a normal shingle with the layers staggered to give them a heavier, more substantial or "architectural" look.

In some colors they resemble slate, and in other colors wood shakes. We used architectural shingles on the Lexington ranch house. With only a modest upgrade in cost and up to a 30-year guarantee, architectural shingles also represent an excellent value with an added touch of style.

Shingles, Shakes...

For looks, it is hard to beat a wood shingle roof. Over time it weathers out to a gray or soft silver that seems to root the house to the landscape. Several species are used: Western Red Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar and Eastern White Cedar. Shingles are relatively smooth and cut to a uniform thickness, although they vary in width.

Wood shakes are thicker and rougher, being split rather than sawn from the logs. Wood roofs are meant to breathe and should be laid over a substrate that allows air to circulate behind them: skip sheathing—wood strips or battens nailed directly to the roof rafters—is the traditional method of installing a wood shingle roof.

About 10 years ago we began using a plastic matrix product that is something like a scrubby pad, which allows air to circulate behind the shingles. This product can be laid on top of a building-paper-coated plywood roof deck, making it ideal for a retrofit. (Continued)

In case you need excellent roofing services, you can always count on us at Roper Roofing to provide you with the most excellent roofing services Littleton, CO has. Contact us today.

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