Pros and cons of various roofing products

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

Pros and cons of various roofing products 1
Pros and cons of various roofing products 1

Corrugated sheets are traditional roofing material in the Baltic countries. Their main advantages are:

  • 30-year warranty;
  • easy to install – no special knowledge or tools are needed;
  • do not make noise during rain;
  • are fireproof;
  • they are diffusive - allow for roof construction to breathe;
  • resistant to acids and alkali;
  • do not extract nay harmful substances to environment;
  • larger sheets have special safety strips.

Disadvantages:

  • some sorts of sheets are considered to be old-fashioned;
  • quite narrow assortment of colors.

Pros and cons of various roofing products 2
Pros and cons of various roofing products 2

Metal roofs are having a renaissance. Most people choose metal because of its cheaper price. But metal prices are increasing globally, so it is worth considering the other features of these materials.

Advantages:

  • metal roof is easy and quick to install;
  • if well installed it has a 50-year warranty (premium class metal);
  • wide variety of colors and profiles.

Disadvantages:

  • is noisy during rain;
  • even the smallest infractions can cause corrosion;
  • metal does not allow the roof construction to breathe and there is the possibility of condensation.

Pros and cons of various roofing products 3
Pros and cons of various roofing products 3

Bitumen roof is one of the cheapest roofing materials on the market.

Advantages:

  • affordable price for mass market;
  • wide variety of shapes and colors.

Disadvantages:

  • extremely flammable;
  • not resistant to UV (loses color, surface starts to crack);
  • sensitive to different temperatures (does not like weather that is too cold or weather that is too hot);
  • expels harmful materials to the environment;
  • material itself is quite cheap, but because of the need for a denser roof construction and more fixing elements, it becomes more expensive. 

Pros and cons of various roofing products 4
Pros and cons of various roofing products 4

Tiles are the classics of roofing materials. The main advantages of tiles are:

  • premium quality product;
  • huge range of tiles and colors;
  • tiles gives the feel of luxury;
  • really long lasting product -–they can last for more than 70 years.

Disadvantages:

  • quite difficult to install, it might take a while to find good roofers;
  • it is quite expensive product.

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