While different homes may have different roofing needs, they all have the same factors to consider; these include durability, ease of installation, aesthetics, and so on. Although this story originally aired in North Carolina on WFMY News 2, it applies to your Memphis roofing system as well. They provided some tips in choosing the best materials that can be used to create the ideal Memphis roofing system. With the help of Angie’s List, some of the more common roofing materials were given a brief, yet detailed, assessment for their overall usefulness:
1. Asphalt: The most popular choice among homeowners. Pros: Durable and relatively inexpensive. Wide variety of colors and styles, ease of installation and suitability for a wide range of temperatures. Asphalt shingles also provide reliable waterproofing. Cons: Shorter life than many heavier tiles, especially if they are walked on.
2. Wood: Unique, attractive appearance and ability to blend in with the surrounding natural environment. Pros: Wood shingles provide a high degree of insulation. Cons: High cost, difficulty of installation and the high degree of combustibility.
3. Slate: Slate may be the answer if you are looking for a sophisticated roofing material for an upscale home. Pros: Natural appearance, fire-resistance, invulnerability to rot, ease of maintenance and an expected life of 100 years. Slate is available in a good selection of colors and styles. Cons: Their weight and cost and the high degree of expertise needed for installation.
Tennesseans regularly use these materials just as much as those in other states, although residents of Memphis have other factors to keep in mind. The weather, in particular, can be a concern because the city’s geographic location means they are vulnerable to both snowy winters and hot summers every year. To cope with that, they will need roofing materials that can easily adapt to drastic changes in temperatures, which is happily provided by various reputable companies offering roofing in Memphis like Roof Pro who are A rated on Angie’s List.
Of course, such durability shouldn’t come at the cost of aesthetics. Angie’s List recommends going for roofing materials with a large color selection like asphalt and slate. Even then, the color must complement the overall scheme of the house rather than oppose it.
(From Angie’s List: Types Of Roofing Shingles, WFMY News, October 06, 2013)