3 Popular Luxury Roofing Materials To Discuss With Your Roofing Contractor

15 December 2022
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If you own an upscale luxury home and it needs a new roof, talk to a roofer about your choices. While asphalt shingles are suitable, you might want something a little more luxurious so it's a better match for a luxury home.

Here are three possible options to discuss with your roofing contractor.

1. Slate Tiles

Slate tiles are one of the more expensive types of roofing, and they are a good match for certain types of architecture. They're tough and durable, so the tiles can last for many decades. One concern about slate tiles is that they're heavy.

Luxury homes are often built with superior construction, so your roof may be able to support the heavy tiles, but if not, your roofing contractor can add more support to the roof before putting on the slate tiles.

2. Copper Roofing

Copper is another type of luxury roofing that's also expensive. It could be a good match for your home, especially if you have a historic home. Copper is light, so there is no problem with excess weight. Copper is also durable and it lasts a long time. Your roofing contractor can help you select the right style since copper roofing comes in rolled, shingles, and panels.

A standing-seam panel roof is excellent at waterproofing your home since the seams are locked together and folded over to keep out rain. A copper roof is bright and shiny when it first goes on, but it eventually develops a green patina as it ages. Both looks are beautiful, and your roof will continue to slightly change color as time goes on and the patina develops further.

3. Clay Tiles

Clay tile is another popular luxury roofing option. These tiles are also heavy, so you'll need a roofing contractor to check if your roof will hold the weight of the tiles without being reinforced. Clay tiles are heavy so they resist wind damage. They are also good at resisting hail. Their weak spot is when they are not walked on properly. If you step on a clay tile the wrong way, you can crack it.

Clay tiles come in a few different shapes, and the tiles are a good match for nearly any type of architecture. These tiles also last a long time, so they're a good investment, even though they are expensive.

Choosing the right luxury roofing can be difficult, but that's where a roofing contractor comes in. Have the roofer explain the good and bad points of each type of roofing and also offer advice on what type of roof would look best on your home.