Roofing is one of the most important parts of a structure, not only because it protects a structure against the elements, but also because the structure itself must be able to withstand the weather. A roof is typically the covering top of a structure, incorporating all structures and materials needed to support it from top to bottom, providing protection from rain, snow, sun, extreme temperatures, and wind on uprights. However roofing is just a part of the structure envelope. A roof may only be as good as the materials used to build it, the integrity of which relies heavily on how well it was installed, the workmanship that went into its construction and the quality of workmanship from the roofing manufacturer.
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With so many types of roofing materials on the market today, the selection process can be overwhelming for homeowners and contractors alike. There are many roofing companies in the local area, but there are few that focus specifically on roofing installation. Many roofing companies will provide a free consultation where you can get an overview of their services, what they offer, how much they charge, the quality of their workmanship and materials, and what their experience with similar projects is. During the consultation you can tell them about your specific needs, as well as any special considerations or factors that you want addressed before they begin any work on your home or business.
For instance, many homeowners and contractors may prefer the durability and cost-effectiveness of asphalt shingles over tile roofs or other roofing materials such as slate because asphalt shingles are easier to install and replace in the event of roofing damage, last longer, require less maintenance and can be roofed over smaller areas with less difficulty. Yet these same factors can make asphalt shingles more expensive to purchase and install than tile roofing. Asphalt shingles are also heavier and require more manpower to install. Asphalt shingles also perform poorly in high wind, hail, rain, extreme temperatures, and are affected by fungus growth.