Roofing Material Comparisons | Foster Roofing

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The addition of a new roof presents an important decision.  This is your opportunity to choose a roofing material that will safeguard you, your loved ones and all of your possessions.  Below, we provide an insightful look at our different roofing materials to help you choose the one that is best for your home or business.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is not as common as the asphalt variety detailed below yet it is beloved by those who add it atop their home, business, or other building.  In fact, metal roofs are gradually gaining in popularity with each passing year.  The reliability of metal roofing is a large part of its increasing popularity.  People are gradually shifting toward functional, reliable, and long-lasting roofs as opposed to those that provide aesthetic appeal.  This is not to say metal roofs are unsightly.  Rather, they are more focused on function than form yet does not detract from a building’s beauty in the slightest.

Advancements in architectural metal roofing technology have made this material that much more popular as time has progressed.  So don’t rule out a metal roof simply because it costs more than some other varieties.  Your metal roof will last longer than most other types, possibly providing a useful life that is a decade or even a couple of decades beyond that of other roofs.  In fact, most metal roofs last between 40 and 70 years.  Some metal roofs last an entire century or even longer. Your metal roof will hold up well against winds upwards of 140 miles per hour, protecting everything below without cracking or faltering in any other way.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt roofs are the most popular roofing type in the United States.  Asphalt is affordable, looks good, and holds up well across posterity.  Impact-resistant asphalt roof shingles are fairly new compared to other types of asphalt shingles as well as other roofing materials.  This variety of asphalt shingles holds up particularly well amidst hailstorms, rainstorms, strong winds and other inclement weather throughout greater Arkansas.  In fact, impact-resistant asphalt roofing shingles are specifically designed to prevent potential damage stemming from the impact of powerful winds and hail.

Asphalt shingles have a wide range of benefits, ranging from their comparably low cost to their ease of installation.  The typical asphalt shingles last beyond two decades.  Just as important is the fact that asphalt shingles require minimal maintenance.  Add in the fact that asphalt shingles are available in all sorts of different styles and colors and you have even more reason to opt for this material.

Above all, asphalt shingles are favored by homeowners and business owners far and wide as they do a fantastic job of protecting everything below.  This material is weather-resistant, wind-resistant, and fire-resistant.  The icing on the cake is the fact that asphalt shingles dampen sound better than most other roofing materials.  Whether you are annoyed by the sound of barking dogs, airplanes, or traffic, you will find asphalt shingles filter out these sounds quite well.

Specialty Roofs

Asphalt and metal roofs are not the only types of roofs our team provides.  We are also proud to install specialty roof systems.  All sorts of specialty roofing solutions are available, ranging from stone coated steel to slate shingles, wood roofing, and even clay tiles.  These types of specialty roofing can be used on Arkansas homes as well as local businesses.

Stone-coated steel roofing resembles traditional shingles yet proves as strong and durable as metal.  This type of roof typically lasts between 40 and 70 years.  Wood roofing shingles have a uniform aesthetic across the entirety of the roof, proving quite pleasing to the eye.  This smooth and consistent aesthetic is possible thanks to the traditional manufacturing method used to make the shingles in which singular cedar shingles are sawed off from blocks of wood.  Slate roofing tile is made of natural stone so it is aesthetically pleasing and has longevity upwards of 150 years.  Furthermore, slate roofing is environmentally friendly and fire-resistant.

Let us perform the installation and you will rest easy as our professional estimators check to ensure your living space or workspace has the structural integrity necessary to hold strong with the weight of the specialty roofing material.  Our team is also here to ensure the specialty roofing material you have in mind suits your unique budget.

Foster Roofing is at Your Service

If you need a new roof, need your current roof repaired, or require insurance assistance, our team is here to help.  We provide roofing services for residential homes as well as businesses.  Reach out to us today to find out more about our services and schedule a consultation.  You can contact Foster Roofing by dialing (479) 751-2300 (NW Arkansas) or (479) 308-0413 (River Valley).  You can also contact our team by filling out our convenient web-based contact form.

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