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Types of Roofs | Is Metal Roofing Right For Your Home In Baton Rouge?

Posted by Robbie Chatelain on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 @ 02:58 PM

metal roofing baton rougeSo, you are building your dream home in Baton Rouge, should you use a metal roof? Or perhaps your want to spruce up your old home, should you use shingles? The roof is one of the most important parts of a house, and it is vital to only hire a professional roofing contractor for this service. Don't forget that a beautiful, sound-looking roof is also part of the curb appeal of your home 

There are several different types of roofs, and a lot of factors to consider when getting a new roof installed. Here are some of the different types of roofs :

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing now comes in a lot of different styles and colors. It comes in the shape of shingles, and also has styles that look like barrel clay tiles. You can even buy metal shingles with the look and texture of shake wood shingles. One of the main benefits of metal roofing is that it can last for a very long time without leaks or deterioration. Some styles of metal roofs can last for 50 years. It also requires little maintenance, and looks new for a long time. In a climate zone that has hot and humid summers like Baton Rouge, metal roofs will reflect the heat away, serving to keep the attic area cooler in summer.

Metal roofing  requires the services of a reputable roofing contractor to install. It is definitely not a project for the homeowner to do. The installation of a metal roof costs more than other roof types, and the materials involved also cost more. But, it is a case of "you get what you pay for ", because a metal roof is built to last.

Asphalt Shingle Roofs

Asphalt Shingle roofs are very common. Asphalt shingles are probably the way to go if you are on a tight budget. Both installation and materials are inexpensive when compared to other types of roof. 


    A drawback to using asphalt shingles for your roof is that the shingles absorb a lot of the sun's heat in summer, causing the attic of the house to become very hot. Another factor to consider is that asphalt shingles will sometimes come loose,or even be blown off the roof in a weather event involving high winds. 

Clay barrel tile roofs

Clay barrel tiles are beautiful for the roof of your Spanish or Mediterranean style house. The only drawback is that clay barrel tile roofs will sometimes leak if they are not installed by a professional roof contractor. However, clay tile roofs,like metal roofs, will usually stay put in high winds. Clay tile roofs are more expensive regarding both materials and installation than asphalt tile roofs. 

      These are a few of the most common types of roofs here in the Baton Rouge area. Cribb's is here to help with all of your roofing needs. Whether it be a minor repair or a full on replace. After all, you and your family deserve to enjoy your deam home. 

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