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Which Type of Roofing Material Works Best with Gutters

August 23, 2017

There may come a time when you want to give your home a new look or you are fed up with trying to keep up with the maintenance on your ageing roof. This is the perfect time to assess what you want to get done and what option is the best fit with your vision and your budget.

At Legacy Gutters, our team is knowledgeable on many aspects of roofing. They will happily provide you with an assessment of the condition and options for your roof. If you decide to make a change, there are a number of different possibilities depending on the design of your roof. However, it is important to bear in mind that some types of roofing will be a better fit for your home than others.

For example if your area is prone to high winds or wildfires then you will need a product that is wind resistant and has a high fire rating. To give you a better idea, here are some of the possibilities:

Asphalt Shingle​

This is a popular option as it is very durable and relatively inexpensive. Asphalt Shingle is made out of a type of fiberglass that has been mixed with asphalt and sand like granules. As a result, the different kinds of mixes offer a variety of very durable styles to suit your taste.

Tile Roof

There are several different types of tile commonly used in roofing. One of the most popular is Clay tile that can give your home a touch of Mediterranean style. This kiln fired material generally last a long time but its weight requires a strong existing frame, or some additional work to strengthen it. A cheaper and lighter alternative is Plastic Polymer tile. This is very attractive and often made from recycled material.

Slate Roofing

Similar to tile, slate is made from natural slate rock and is usually dark grey. It is also restricted to steeper styles of roof, and while very durable, is one of the more expensive options. It is also heavy, so you will require a full review of your existing frame to assess whether this style is feasible for your property.

Metal Roofing Material

Metal roofing has a number of distinct advantages over other types of roofing materials. For one it is very durable and is a strong insulator to help keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The typical metals that are used in roofing are steel, aluminum and copper. They extremely versatile and can also be used to simulate traditional roof coverings such as shingle and tile while providing the extra protection against adverse weather and fire.

So if you want to find out your best roofing options for you give us a call. Our specialists will come to your home and do a complete assessment of both your roof and your gutters so that they can provide you with a comprehensive and competitive quote.

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