A Versatile Roofing Option
With the unbelievable number of roofing materials to choose from, even narrowing it down to a manageable group of possibilities can seem overwhelming. Asphalt, steel, slate, cedar – where to begin? One type that often gets lost in the shuffle is synthetic. Exceedingly versatile, and available in a vast array of styles and colors, synthetic shingles should not be overlooked whether you are doing a replacement or an entirely new roof. They also come in enough variations to fit basically any type of building, which is just one of the many reasons it is a good idea to talk with the roofing specialists at At The Top Restoration before making any final decisions. Our experienced technicians can walk you through the pros and cons of all the different options so you can make an informed and knowledgeable decision, and get it right the first time. Synthetic shingles offer several advantages:
Advantages of Synthetic Shingles
Compared with many of the premium roofing options, synthetic tiles provide a similar but far more affordable option.
One of the great things about synthetic shingles is that they can be made to look like just about any other type of shingle. There are a number of premium shingles that can be emulated in a more economical synthetic model.
Similar to many of the premium tiles, synthetic tiles have an advantage over standard asphalt when it comes to handling the demands of the weather. Their ability to withstand wind, rain, and hail means lower maintenance costs and more durability. Generally comprised of smashed slate, rubber, and steel, they are purposely manufactured to be long-lasting and maintenance-free.
One of the big issues with unique options such as slate and ceramic tile is the weight. Using excessively heavy shingles will not only complicate the installation process but also put additional stress on the structure of your roof, to the point that some houses require additional reinforcement and another added cost. Synthetic tiles, on the other hand, are extremely lightweight, simple to transport, and fast to install.
Even though synthetic roofing is much less labor-intensive to install from the standpoint of transporting and lifting, the exact styles vary enough that they can still very complex to install properly. It pays to talk to the quality roofing contractors at At The Top Restoration to figure out if synthetic is the best choice for your roof, or if there is another variety that is a better fit for your situation. Regardless of the quality and durability of a particular type of roofing tile, it will not perform to expectations unless it is properly installed by experienced specialists.