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San Diego homeowners have many types of roofs to choose from for their homes, but a roof is often taken for granted and never considered a priority until something happens, such as storm damage that leads to interior damage. The roof is your and your family’s protection from the elements like the sun, hail, wind, snow and rain.
Many places in the world get intense weather; San Diego is one such place. Intense weather calls for a solid and sturdy roof – from the rainy season to the dry and high heat. Before you’re caught unawares with roof damage, it’s vital to bring in a San Diego roofing contractor who can assess any damage and make recommendations on what can be done. This inspector may suggest a repair or total replacement.
If a total roof replacement is necessary, here are five commonly installed roofs homeowners choose for their San Diego homes.
Many homeowners throughout the U.S. use asphalt for their roofing material. Asphalt, also called composition roofing, is a very robust material. However, its drawback is that it needs constantly replacing, usually not lasting more than 20 years. Replacing is easy to do, and it’s an inexpensive material. It’s also not very good for insulation, unlike other roofs. For San Diego residents, another kind of roofing material would be best.
When it comes to lasting roofs, you can’t get much better than a cedar roof. The material comprises of naturally-grown Western red cedar trees that can withstand against water and fire damage. As with the majority of roofing materials, you’ll need to maintain your cedar roof regularly.
There are two variations of the cedar roofs:
You want your roof to offer you and your loved ones protection, and a metal roof can do just that, with better durability and less maintenance necessary. Ironic that metal roofs could protect a home, but today’s metal roofs are more than able to weather the “elements”. The metal roofs you see on barns are not the same as those installed on homes (even in how they look).
There are two drawbacks to metal roofs – they are not cheap and noisy. But, the lifespan is much longer than other roofing types.
Although slate roofing is expensive, it’s one most homeowners choose for their homes because of how durable it is. It looks good and gives homes some charm. It can be found in an array of colors, and because of its durability, the material can last 100 years. Slate roofs are not ideal for every home, mainly for those that are stable.
The most popular type of roofing material is tile which will last much longer. When it comes to the underlaying of the roof tile, it will need to be replaced every 20 years or so to ensure no water damage occurs. It’s also important to repair cracked or chipped tiles to keep damage at bay. Make sure to purchase energy-efficient concrete tiles since they can last 50 or so years, cutting down on maintenance costs.
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