There are various types of roofs around, and the one in use will often depend on the type of building it is installed on. For instance, many commercial buildings use the BUR (Built-Up Roofing) method to keep the elements away while smaller buildings tend to use a gabled roof. Gabled, or pitched, roofs can be covered in a variety of materials, and this often depends on the architectural style of the property. Consider the historical home. These properties often use materials such as wood shakes so the building will maintain its original character. Sadly, Roof Repairs using cedar aren’t the safest option, and alternatives may be required. One possibility is stamped steel. This material is designed to resemble a variety of roofing options including cedar shake.The use of steel solves several issues. For example, steel roofing is treated with zinc galvanizing so the roof should not need to be replaced for a very long time. Steel is quick to apply and provides excellent coverage for any roof. The product comes in a variety of manufacturer applied finishes, so the roofing is protected from both corrosion and intense sunlight. This way, the color is less likely to fade as the material ages. Most steel roofing comes with a fifty-year warranty, and some manufacturers will extend that warranty for the life of the home.Alternatives that provide a long-term solution include both laminated shingles and composite shingles. Both of these are asphalt products with a twist. That is, each roof covering has extra material to strengthen them. With laminated shingles, this extra layer is placed on the back of the shingle. This makes them very tough and fairly thick. For the composite shingle, the extra layer is added to the top of the shingle. This creates a thick tab and some very unusual shadows. This works well for Roof Repairs since composite shingles are often used to simulate the look of slate. Laminated shingles, on the other hand, have a unique appearance. The shingles are created with random patterns so that each roof is different. This avoids the typical pattern that is common with ordinary asphalt products. To learn more, contact the experts at JF Baker Roofing. You can also like them on Facebook.
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