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Alternative to Use as Roofing Material.

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There are many alternatives to use as roofing materials. From shingles, to built-up roofing, each one of them has it's own particularity and their advantages when using them. Browser through some alternatives and determine which one to use on your construction project.

1. Asphalt Shingles

Courtesy of Dale Showalter

One of the least expensive materials to be used as roofing material, and they are available in a wide variety of colors. Asphalt shingles are commonly used on sloped roofs, single homes and smaller residential projects.?

2. Built-Up Roofing

By Cybrgrl

Built-up roofing is the most popular material used on low-slope roofs. A built-up roofing, is composed of several layers of bitumen surfaces, and finished up with an aggregate layer or coating. Recent built-up products incorporate a rigid insulation layer as part of the built-up roofing. ?

3. Solar Shingles

By JHRitz

Solar panel combines the benefits of solar power energy with the reliability of traditional roof shingles. Solar panel shingles also can be used as a durable roofing material providing the same protection from the environment as you would have from regular shingles.

4. Single-Ply Roofing

By Joe Shlabotnik

Single-Ply roofing can provide several benefits, but it also has some disadvantages. Single-Ply roofing is divided into main categories: Thermosets and Thermoplastics.

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