Lowcountry Roofing: Reliable Roofers in Charleston SC
Roofs can be made of a variety of materials. Charleston roofing experts can help clients make an informed decision as to what material is best for their application.
Asphalt shingles have been in use since the early 1900s and are still among the most popular roofing materials in use today. They are typically made from one of two base types: organic or fiberglass. Fiberglass is lighter but also more expensive. In both cases, the base is covered with asphalt. The top is then covered with granules that protect the asphalt and give the shingles their color. Self-sealing strips help keep the shingles in place during times of high winds.
Metal roofs have become more popular in recent years primarily because of their longevity, which can be more than 50 years. They also require very little maintenance and can even be installed over existing roofing material, saving on installation time and cost. Galvanized steel has traditionally seen widespread use among metal roofing installers and is a popular choice for those looking for an environmentally friendly product. Metal roofing material is often in the form of standing seam metal wherein the sections of metal are joined together to prevent leaks.