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Infographic: Roofing Materials For Your Home

22nd November 2016 by in category blog tagged as , , , , , , , with 0 and 15

A look at the different types of roofing materials for your home

Here at Cumbria Roofing we get asked the question a lot. It is up there with “does this bus go to Kendal?”; that of “What Material Should I Use For My Roof?” This is an important question as choosing the correct roof will have a long term effect on your home. It is also a question which always brings great debate with the industry experts. The answers differ on a number of factors, such as location and climate.

Sometimes, being able to choose roofing materials isn’t as straightforward as you think. What you might prefer could be incongruous alongside your neighbours’ properties. A flat roof may be unsuitable for the climate (and we know how wet Cumbria can get). Your property may be in a conservation area, which forbids the use of certain roofing materials.

We at Cumbria Roofing have created an infographic, which highlights the most common types of roofing materials used in today’s industry. There is also a couple of points that will help you to understand the materials better. The materials we have covered in the infographic are as follows:

  • Metal: noted for longevity, roofs can last for 100 years or more;
  • Slate: very eco-friendly being from natural slate rock;
  • Concrete Tile: can be shaped into different forms of roofing styles with great flexibility;
  • Wooden Shingles: most commonly used for historical properties, more maintenance required.

If you have any questions or are thinking of rebuilding your roof, and are unsure of what material to go for, contact us on 01946 823300 for our expert advice.

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