Lightweight Roofing Alternatives
Building or updating a home is undeniably a huge endeavor. It’s expensive and complicated and often leaves you wondering if you really got the best value for your dollar. When choosing a roof for your home, the options are endless. Besides choosing the style and material that best fits the home, you also have a variety of new synthetic roofing to choose from, like that found at Brava Roof Tile.
What’s synthetic roofing? Synthetic roofing, also known as composite roof tiles, is the newest material on the market allowing homeowners to have authentic-looking, longer-lasting roof systems that are more cost effective and eco-friendly. Composite roof tiles come in a variety of styles from slate tile, shake roof, and even in the much-coveted barrel tile.
One of the best perks by far of choosing composite roof tile, is the weight. What many new homeowners or first-time remodelers don’t realize is the potential structural damage to your home that a slate or clay tile roof can have. Often when choosing to work with this natural material, homeowners end up spending extra time and money hiring roofing contractors to reinforce their homes to be able to withstand the additional weight. Even more upsetting is when tiles arrive broken or damaged, as is often the case with these brittle materials. Fortunately, when choosing synthetic roofing, many of these problems go away. Read on to hear some perks of choosing composite roofing for your home.
It Looks Authentic
We know, no way, right? But the majority of feedback provided by composite roof owners settles firmly on this point, these roofs actually look like the material they’re meant to replicate. Meaning that homeowners can choose a look they want and be satisfied they’ll have it when purchasing synthetic roofing.
Another great aspect of the appearance of this material is the degree of personalization it provides customers. While natural materials often only come in one color or shade, composite roofing is fully-customizable, allowing homeowners to have full control over the appearance of their homes. And unlike cheaply-printed catalogues promising one shade and delivering another, the colors you choose online really will look like what you ordered. No more guessing and hoping.
No Extra Construction
Clay and slate tiles are beautiful, and often homeowners will have committed to a theme for their house that makes it impossible to stray from this image. Unfortunately, when choosing to work with these materials, unexpected costs can occur. Because of their extreme weight, additional reinforcements might be necessary, and these costs stack up quickly. Luckily, you can avoid this unexpected expense by choosing composite materials. Lightweight with all the same visual appeal, you can stick to your budget and have a gorgeous roof.
Backed by a 50 year warranty, these composite roofs are made to last. Because of their pliable material base, they can also withstand the weather better than their natural alternatives, meaning you won’t be replacing them every few years, and ideally, ever.