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Improvements In The Roofing World

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Benefit From Roofing Upgrades

Roofing has made many advancements over the years that have assisted both homeowners and business owners alike! Whether you’re looking to lower costs, increase protective abilities, benefit from minimal maintenance or increase the value of your home there is potentially roofing materials that can match with any preference! Not only are these roofing materials superior to those added in years past but they’re also available to match aesthetic or style preferences. The great thing about new roofing technology is that more cost-effective materials are made to mimic the look of higher-end roofing materials while having more dimension in protection. 

Synthetic Roofing Materials

Take for instance synthetic roofing, these roofing materials are able to mimic slate, terracotta clay, wood shake and more! Synthetic roofing is typically manufactured from virgin plastic or rubber along with other sustainable roofing products and is then modified in shape, texture, and color. Synthetic roofing material is able to last longer than these products and are a portion of their weight which makes them an ideal alternative to the original. Not only that, but these roofing products can be recycled at the end of their roof life which leave a more green environment. As far as protection synthetic shingles are able to protect against severe inclement weather such as high winds, hail (Class 4 impact resistant) and rain and also can protect against the dangers of fire with their Class A fire protection. They have the ability to block the sun’s rays and reflect UV rays which protect the roof from premature wear caused by the sun.

Cool Roofing

This brings us to our highly discussed topic of cool roofing, cool roofs have been a long-desired element to roofing due to their ability to lower the temperature of buildings. Since they reflect more sunlight the building is able to absorb less heat which avoids high temperatures of the building system. The benefit in this is that the HVAC system of a property won’t have to work as hard to maintain stable temperatures which conserve more energy consumption and in turn allows monthly utility costs to lower. Such benefits can be seen with metal roofs or single-ply roofing membranes and now many other roofing materials can benefit from this additional feature being added to their own as seen with roof coatings.

Insulation & Protection

Another area that has improved temperature maintenance is with roof insulation. In order to increase the energy efficiency of the home and achieve higher R-values roof insulation has seen an upgrade in polymetric blends and glass fiber. With the creation of polyurea foam (an improvement from polyurethane alternatives), you can see increased water protection, tensile strength, and tear resistance. It’s developed with elastomeric properties of flexibility and can adjust to different humidity and temperature changes by expanding and contracting. This type of roofing material can be used with different types of roofing substrates such as metal, concrete, wood and more and is spray applied as a roof coating that will cure and harden before adding exterior roofing pieces. After placement, it will protect your roof from corrosion, chemicals, humidity and UV rays.

Home With Solar Panel Roof

Types of Roofing or Materials

  • Cool Roofing
  • Single-Ply
  • Asphalt
  • Architectural
  • Solar Panels
  • Impact Resistant
  • Metal
  • Synthetic
  • Clay
  • Slate
  • Wood Shakes

Fire Proofing

Finally, fireproofing roofs have made use of adding protection from the damages incurred with fire sensitivity by making such roofing materials as wood shingles, shakes tile, slate metal, and volcanic rocks to draw hear away and resist fire. Roofing materials are placed in a class rating system from A-C based on the strength of fire resistance with a Class A fire rating holding the highest level. Essentially what a fireproof roof will achieve is weakening fires and not allowing them to spread to other areas. This can be essential in containing fires and preventing roofing materials from becoming damaged to the point where they need replacements. When a roofing material doesn’t come with non-combustible abilities as seen with metal, slate, and tile there are also roof coatings available which can provide fire protection. 

Contact A Professional

These are just a few examples of advanced roofing technologies that can prove essential for your roofing system. As construction firms grow so does the demand for improved roofing technology to support sustainable roofing. These advancements have seen changes in design, materials, and durability in roofing materials in commercial, residential and industrial properties. Ultimately, there is a niche that will match with any building envelope and specification. The characteristics and style of your roof can be greatly improved to increase market value while also saving in future costs. In order to see how an upgraded roof can be beneficial to you contact your local roofing professionals!

If you’d like to learn more about roofing in Springfield and Branson, MO call (417) 334-4238 with Cook Roofing Company for more information!