Eventually, asphalt roofing will need to be replace. Today, there are many options for replacing your roof. While tabbed shingles may be the most affordable solution, there are also textured materials that can add to the appearance of your home. These can be conventional 3D asphalt shingles, shakes and synthetic roofing materials. If you want to have a textured look for your roof, here are some of the choices you may want to consider:
1. 3D Or Architectural Shingles For Asphalt Roofing
3D, or architectural, shingles are just asphalt shingles that have a textured design on them. Unlike single-tabbed shingles, architectural shingles have layers of tabs that make them appear more like shakes or shingles. These materials can cost more, but usually have a longer life. They also have benefits, such as helping to hide imperfections in the roof structure like bumps, ripples and raised areas.
2. Shake And Slate Materials For A Natural Textured Look
Shakes and slates can be another option if you want a textured roof. Slate roofs are made of a thin rock material that is cut into tiles, and will require a structure to support their weight. Slate roofs are very durable and will last for many years. Shakes are natural roofing materials that can usually be used to replace asphalt, but will require maintenance. Both of these materials are natural and will give your home a unique look.
3. Synthetic Materials For A Green And Durable Roof
There are also synthetic materials available that are made from recycle plastics, rubber and wood waste. These materials can come in various different styles, including slate and shake. The synthetic materials can be good to give your roof the look of slate when real slate is not possible, or to use for shakes where the use of wood roofing is prohibited.
4. Metal And PVC Panels For A Durable And Affordable Solution
Metal and PVC are some of the most durable options for textured roofing. PVC is a more affordable choice, and can come in sheets with tile patterns on the. If you want to have a roof that will last for decades, stamped metal roofing panels will be one of the most durable roofing solutions and are available in many different styles and colors.
These are some of the choices you have if you want to have your plain tabbed shingles replaced with textured materials. If you are ready to have your roof replaced, contact a roofing contractor, like the ones at Ray's Harford Home Improvement Contractors Inc, and talk with them about some of these options to give your roof a different look.