Pros and cons of various roofing products

There are many facade materials on the market. It is difficult to choose the right one when there is such a wide choice available. Here you will find the advantages and disadvantages of the most popular facade materials.

Pros and cons of various facade products 1
Pros and cons of various facade products 1

Fiber cement is widely used not only for roofing materials but also for facades. Here are some advantages of fiber cement:

  • easy to install, possibility to do it yourself and save money;
  • wide variety of textures and colors, even the most discerning person will find the option which suits them best;
  • resistant to environmental impact;
  • fire proof - A2 fire class;
  • ecological, natural and healthy material;
  • more than 30-years' warranty;
  • factory painted surface - no need to repaint;
  • resistant to infractions.

Pros and cons of various facade products 2
Pros and cons of various facade products 2

Wooden facade is:

  • quite easy to install - you can do it yourself;
  • aesthetic and natural material;
  • wide variety of paint.

But wooden facade also has some drawbacks:

  • wood is not resistant to mechanical infractions;
  • wooden facade is much more flammable;
  • more sensitive to environmental impact: both paint and wood crack, not resistant to water.

Pros and cons of various facade products 3
Pros and cons of various facade products 3

Plastic boards are produced from polyvinylchloride (PVC), it is synthetic polymer. Possible advantages of this material are:

  • easy installation;
  • affordable price;
  • variety of textures and colors.

Unfortunately, there are more drawbacks:

  • because it is not a natural material this material is quite harmful because it expels dangerous substances to the environment which can cause cancer and other health disorders;
  • it is not very healthy for the house itself because a plastic facade house is not able to "breathe" properly;
  • plastic is not resistant to cold and UV.;
  • it has static energy, for this reason attracts dust to facade.;
  • it is not resistant to mechanical infractions;
  • plastic is very flammable material.

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