Beyond Asphalt Shingles: Other Roofing Materials Available In Richmond, VA
Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material for residential homes. This type of fiberglass-based shingle is affordable, durable and lasts about 20 years. Homeowners love asphalt shingles because they come in a variety of colors and shapes to spruce up the architecture of any roof. Plus, asphalt shingles call for relatively little maintenance, requiring annual checkups that may or may not reveal the need for repairs.
But what if your home doesn’t have asphalt shingles? There are several other kinds of materials that are commonly found on residential rooftops. The use of different materials can depend on region, climate and age of the home. Here are just a few types of roofing that can add visual interest and functionality to a residence, and the maintenance needed to sustain them for a lengthy period.
It has been known for centuries that cedar shakes and shingles offer excellent insulation solutions. However, cedar roof maintenance is essential in order to prolong the life of the roof. Without routine shingles or shake roof maintenance, cedar will last only 10 to 15 years. While you can replace damaged individual Cedar tiles, that is only a short term fix and will only lengthen the life of your roof for a short period of time.
Slate tile is a stately and often long lasting way to make your roof look great. Because of the natural stone material it can also be one of the longest lasting and environmentally friendly roofing options. On the other hand, if your roofer doesn’t know what they’re doing, slate tile can quickly become extremely expensive to maintain.
Cross Timbers Roofing is both very comfortable and experienced with installing slate roofs in and around Richmond, Virginia. If we install your slate tile roof, it will look great for years to come and you won’t waste time and money having it maintained.
Standing Seam Metal
Lastly, if you’re looking for a sleek modern look or a contemporary looking country style you might want to consider a standing seam metal roof. While somewhat limited in color options, this style of roof is known for its great drainage abilities, due to the lack of horizontal seams and low number of overall seams. Cross Timbers Roofing has years of experience with standing metal seam roofs and can help decide if this style is right for your house.
Cross Timbers Roofing in Richmond, VA, can help you with the maintenance of your home’s roof no matter what kind of material it is. Cross Timbers Roofing also specializes in gutter maintenance, commercial roofing maintenance and a many other services. Contact Cross Timbers Roofing at 804-275-9373 to speak with a salesperson and schedule a complimentary maintenance check on your home’s roof today.