As a new roofer, you may be wondering how to make the most of your roofing job. Being a roofer allows you to get a great deal of experience working with a wide range of roofing materials and installation techniques. As you gain experience on the job, pay attention to the small details of the materials you’re working with. If you’re still very new to roofing, the video posted below can help.
In the video, the hosts discuss a variety of common roofing materials and compare them.
As you gain experience working with affordable roofers, you’ll become very familiar with these materials.
By far the most common roofing materials are asphalt shingles. These shingles come in a variety of styles, including three-tab and architectural shingles. They also come in a variety of quality levels. High-quality shingles will be relatively thick and durable.
Wooden shingles are also relatively common. These are typically made from pest-resistant wood types like cedar. When they are installed, they have to get wet and swell in order to remove any gaps that could let water through in the future.
Another common roofing material is metal roofing. It comes in large sheets that are fitted together to create a waterproof and highly durable roof.
As you become familiar with these roofing materials, you will get the most from your roofing job.