Wood Vs. Vinyl Roofing


Is it finally time to replace your roof because it was damaged during a storm? If so, take this opportunity to transform your shabby roof by replacing it with a modern roof with improved energy efficiency. If it seems like your home is becoming more and more expensive to heat and cool, a new roof is going to save you some cash.

Whenever you're shopping for a new roofing material, you will see a lot of information about efficiency and heat transfer. That is, the rate of heat transfer is one of the most important considerations you need to make when choosing a new roof because it will affect not just how your home looks but also how it functions from day to day.

There are a ton of different roofing styles, and many of them have great efficiency ratings, but vinyl and wood seem to be two of the more popular options. This article takes a close look at these two options and compares their specific qualities.


It is hard to beat the style of natural wood roofs. There's just something very romantic and appealing about having real wood on top of your home. But wood isn't the best insulator, and you also have to worry about how it will deteriorate over time and how this can end up affecting the efficiency of your shingles. Wood can become warped and swollen as it is exposed to sunlight and moisture over the years. This basically means that a wooden roof is going to offer less and less protection over the years.


If you are looking for something more energy efficient, you can't really go wrong with vinyl products. Vinyl is a material that can be made to look like a wide variety of other materials. Using modern printing and shaping techniques, vinyl can be made to look like stone, wood, metal, brick, and pretty much any other material you could imagine. Obviously, most people want rather neutral and subdued roofing finishes, so the majority of products you will find are going to be rather subdued. But if you do want some bold color or texture, vinyl is going to have the most wide-ranging style options.

Obviously, vinyl and wood are as different as day and night in many ways, but you can pretty much achieve the same look with either material. That is, you can find a vinyl product with a wood finish that will imitate the most popular natural wood finishes that are currently being used in residential roofing. For more information, contact a roof replacement service.


26 November 2019

Roofing Fundamentals: What To Know Before Replacement

When it came time to install a new roof on my home, I had no idea where to start. In fact, I was exploring roofing options that were a really poor fit in my climate. It wasn't until I reached out to a local roofer that I got some lessons on how to choose the right roofing material for my home and the weather exposure it is subjected to. I built this site to share my journey, including the mistakes I made and the things that I learned along the way. If you are considering replacing your home's roof, I hope that the information here can help to guide you through the process.