Do you know what your roofs can reveal about you? Roofs can talk, so you should know what your roof says about you. In the housing industry, people do not look at the person but at the house he lives in. The model, size and most importantly the roof say all that need to be said.
- Galvanized sheets
According to roofing contractors, these are made of iron and most probably among the cheapest of the building materials on the market. Higher grade galvanized sheets depend on the type of sheets. The house owner can require the higher grade galvanized irons or steel sheets that last. They look almost like tiles. There are many types of galvanized sheets. They are thin and thick galvanized sheets which are used for roofing and fencing. These grades are used in less affluent neighborhoods. The artificial un-galvanized are a the lowest grade.
Tiles are an illustration of affluence, they show some sort of class because they are used to roof mansions and bungalows. Its quality depends on the type of clay and the processes it went through before they were ready. Some clay tiles have some additives that make them harder and longer lasting. This then determines their price that is normally afforded by the middle class or the mid high class of citizens.
Slate is the Mercedes of roofs, the most expensive roofing material in the world; it is long lasting, requires low maintenance, and has passed the test of time spanning 70-100 years. That means it can last more than two generations when given great care. It is very expensive and can only be afforded easily by the most affluent people in the society.