Classic Roofing Styles
When you begin to look around for roofing styles, you will see that the range is practically endless. You would definitely find something that you feel is right for your home. If one goes by classic styles used earlier, they were crafted with care and great skill. Detailing was paramount and wooden shakes were also part of the construction. These types of roofing are not suitable for the homes of today; nowadays low maintenance is the buzzword and a wooden shake roof would take time and effort to keep it in optimum condition. You can find other alternatives to the classic styles found in older houses and synthetic roofing is available in textures, colors, shapes and styles that will give the desired appearance to your home.
Synthetic roofing is tough and durable and lasts longer than the cedar and slate roofs. Most of these man-made slates and shakes have rubber compounds that act as a UV inhibitor, ensuring that the roofing is more long-lasting and has better fire resistance than the normal roofing material.
These synthetic roofing materials afford better protection against inclement weather and other factors that can damage roofs and make them prone to leaks and breakage. Installation of such roofing is also much easier as it can be fixed with air-pressured nail guns, which cannot be done in the case of cedar shakes and real slate.
This type of roofing material is called choosing the right type for your home