If you are looking for something a little different and incredibly durable, consider synthetic roofing materials. These roofs are made with recycled plastic waste materials and natural fibres. These roofs are not only incredibly strong but are also very stylish! They can resemble any type of shingle, shake or tile and they last a lifetime! These roofs are in most cases non-toxic and 100% recyclable!
The synthetic roof will not only give you the protection against weathering and better durability but will last much longer than the standard cedar or slate roofs also available today. Many newer man-made slates and imitation shakes are actually filled with rubber compounds, making a better UV inhibitor, insuring durability and better fire resistance than regular roofing material. The ease of installing this synthetic material is just one more benefit you will find. Air pressured nail guns can be used to install this roofing material while cedar shakes and real slate can not.
If you like the traditional classic look of a roof, you will be better off trying a lightweight, synthetic product. Traditional roofing materials often cannot withstand the high winds, and other extreme weather conditions as well as synthetic materials. Steel tiles are designed to look like classic roof tile but with the advantage of easy installation and it can also be found at a lower price range than the traditional roofing material. When first deciding on which style of roofing you prefer, remember to weigh out the benefits of each option. Decide which style will best beautify your home, yet still offer the durability you need.