Lowcountry Roofing: Reliable Mount Pleasant SC Roofers
Deciding on the type of material to cover the roof of your home is determined by personal preference, the supporting structure of the roof and your budget. Flat roofs or ones with a low slope require a different covering than one with a steeper pitch. Heavy slate and clay tiles require a significant supporting structure and may not be suitable for all roofs. The experienced Mount Pleasant roofing professionals can help you decide which material is best for your house.
Asphalt is the most common type of shingle. It is the least expensive, is readily available and is relatively easy to install. Manufactured with a fiberglass medium, it contains asphalt and is coated with a grainy, sand-like surface. It comes in two thicknesses, single and a thicker, laminated product. While the single thickness costs much less, it has a shorter lifespan than the laminated shingle and isn’t as attractive in appearance.
Sheet metal is a popular roofing material. It comes in aluminum, copper-and-asphalt, steel, copper and lead. It is an extremely durable material, but costly to install. Since it reflects heat, it helps to keep the house cool, making it an energy-efficient product. Since the metal used to manufacture the roofing is usually made from a large amount of recycled goods, it is environmentally friendly.