According to an 80’s song, contentment is being able to eat three times a day and having a roof that doesn’t leak. We hardly notice our roofs until they are damaged or allowing the elements into our homes. Knowing the right kind of material for your roofing is important in order to know how durable they are, how many years are they good for, and how environmentally friendly they are.
Things to Consider Before Buying Materials:
To know how much you will spend on materials, you will need to calculate the area of your roof by “squares.” Square is the term that contractors use to mean a 10 square foot by 10 square foot space. If your house is over 200 square meters or around 2,500 sq.ft., contractors will assign around 20 squares or less to cover your roof. Expect to pay anywhere from 1,500 up to 40,000 depending on the quality and type of the material you plan to use.
The weights of roofing materials will vary depending on their type. You will need to check how much weight the supports in your house can hold up before deciding on what material to use. Factor in the amount of snow your roof catches during the winter. Estimating the load capacity of your supports will help in keeping the structure of your home from collapsing in the future.
Having an environmentally friendly roofing material has its benefits aside from having minimal impact to the environment. High ratings in this category can mean that the material also has the ability of helping keep the inside of your house cooler in the summer and well insulated in the winter.