If you are ready for a roof replacement, you may want to consider using an alternative to asphalt shingles. Today, there are many synthetic materials that can be used to give your home a different look. These materials can include styles like slate, shakes, tile, or even a thatch roof. If you want a different look for your home with your roof replacement, here are some synthetic materials that you may want to consider using:
1. Giving Your Home The Look Of Slate For Less With Synthetic Materials
If you like the look of slate materials, the real tiles can be costly to have installed. It may not even be possible to use them to replace asphalt shingles due to weight issues. This is why you may want to consider a synthetic alternative to give your home the look of slate, which will weight and cost less than real slate tiles.
2. Using Synthetic Materials To Give Your Home The Look Of Clay Tiles
Clay tiles can be another material that is too heavy to use to replace asphalt shingles. It also costs much more than conventional roofing materials. There are synthetic clay tiles that are made of rubber-like materials to give your home the look of tile. If you want a lightweight tile solution, synthetic materials can be a good choice. There are also stamped metal materials with a textured finish to look like tile.
3. Creating A Durable Thatch Look For Your Roof With Synthetic Materials
Thatch is the classic straw look on roofs. Thatch is made from real straw materials that can be a fire hazard and leak if not installed properly. Today, there are synthetic thatch tiles, which you can have installed on your home to give it the look of a thatch roof without the hazards, maintenance or leaks.
4. Using Synthetic Materials To Give Your Home The Look Of Wood Shakes
Wood shakes are another material that can cause fire hazards and need a lot of maintenance. In some areas, the use of real wood materials for roofing is prohibited. There are synthetic slate materials that you can use as an alternative to real wood shakes, which can be more durable and fire resistant.
These are some of the synthetic materials that can be used to replace your asphalt shingles. If your roof is in need of a replacement, contact a roofing contractor like Skywalker Roofing and talk with them about using some of these materials for your new roof.Share