Upgrading your roof is a popular but expensive home remodel. You can remove your existing roof material, reinforce your deck, and then install a new product that will completely redefine the look of your home. Not only that, a new product is also going to improve the energy efficiency and installation of your building. So, whenever you're shopping for a roof replacement material, you need to consider the style and the practicality of each material. There are obviously a lot of great materials that can be used for roofing.
Asphalt tiles are one of the most common and ubiquitous materials. They are used all over the world in both residential and commercial buildings. One thing about asphalt tiles is that they are relatively discreet. That is, they don't really stand out because they have a subdued texture and they usually come in neutral colors. But, this is not to say that asphalt tiles cannot be a stylish addition to your home. You need to think about the color of your existing walls and how a new roofing material will look with them. For instance, if you have a home with beige walls, a subtle brown tile is going to look great. Asphalt is a great choice mainly use because it is affordable, easy to install, and long-lasting. If there is one material that is possible for DIYers to install, asphalt is it. That is, roofing remodels are difficult projects, but asphalt is easier than any other product to install.
Homeowners often want to make a more substantial investment and choose a more expensive and stylish, hard stone or clay tile product. Terra-cotta roof tiles are extremely popular, and they have also been used all over the world for centuries. When you think of Spanish and Italian style architecture, you usually imagine a terra-cotta roofing product. Terra-cotta is a relatively cheap type of roof tile. It is lightweight and easy to manufacture all over the world. The natural terra-cotta colors are very attractive and can look great with just about any home. What makes terra-cotta stand out, especially compared to asphalt tiles, is that they have shapes. That is, when you install shaped tiles, it creates a pattern on your roof that definitely looks more dynamic.
Both materials can be great upgrades from your current roof, especially if it is old and outdated, but asphalt tiles are going to be far cheaper then terra-cotta tiles. To learn more, contact some commercial roofing professionals near you!