In the recent past, we only had asphalt shingles, concrete tiles, or clay as roofing options to choose from. Presently, we have an unprecedented range of alternative materials and evolved forms of previous materials for our roof. Here is a list of roofing options to choose from for your roofing.

Solar Tiles

Modern solar collectors can be integrated seamlessly into ordinary shingles. They can generate up to 1 kilowatt of energy per 100 square feet. They may help in reducing electricity bills. However, the cost incurred in their installation can be more than installing traditional solar options.

Stone Coated Steel Roofs

The design for modern interlocking panels is inspired by slate, clay, or shingles. However, these are comparatively better looking and more durable. Modern interlocking panels can withstand heavy rain up to 8.5 inches per hour and wind velocity of 119 miles per hour. They can also withstand stand freeze-thaw cycles. Fortunately, they’re a budget-friendly choice for moist and airy places. Some stone-coated steel roofs come with a lifetime guarantee as well.

 

an aerial view of stone coated steel roof

Rubber Slate

Rubber slates are natural-looking and are soft enough to be shaped with a knife to fit in Victorian-themed intricate roofs. They can last up to 100 years. However, foot traffic and satellite dishes can damage them. If you’re willing to install one of these, you may also have to think about protecting them from hail. Roofing professionals that are experienced with rubber slates are hard to find.

Green Roofs

Due to being covered with plants, green roofs can improve the quality of air that you breathe. Moreover, they can reduce the amount of water running, and can also act as great insulators to reduce heat. Installing them isn’t easy, though. You might need an opinion from a roofing expert before you plan on installing them. They need some extra support from the structure, waterproofing, a vapor barrier, thermal insulation, proper drainage, soil, and water filtration. They are expected to last around 40 years.

Regardless of the type of roof that you choose, there’s always the possibility of roof damage. Roofing is expensive, and you would want an expert to install and repair it so that it can stay fully functional past its expected life. If you live in Hartford, Avon, or any other part of Central Connecticut, LA RICH ROOFING is a well-reputed roofing contractor in CT offering various other roof-related services in this region.