With All Seasons Roofing being located in the lovely town of Wilmington, this was sure to come up at some point, right? Whether or not your beach home is your permanent address or just somewhere for you to vacation at, chances are you love it and want the best for it. This should also include the best roofing.
As you may know, different geographic locations have special needs that must be met. This goes for the beach and your roof as well. For example, if your home is built in an area prone to forest fires, you would need and want to have a fireproof roof.
The same considerations need to be taken into account for homes located on the beach, where the wind, salt, and humidity are very damaging to certain roofing materials. With all of these extremities that can affect the roof of your beach home, you may have to replace your roof more often if you’re not taking precautions when you are building your beach home.
Everyone loves the nice breeze as they lay out on the beach on a warm, sunny day. It is no secret that the winds on the coast are more intense than those that are not on the beach. On top of the already more intense winds, the wind speed also increases when a tropical storm or hurricane comes into town. Heavier roofing material that is more durable and has been wind tested should be used to make sure that the shingles do not fly off of your beach home.
Salt is also in the air when you are at the beach. Salt has a habit of doing damage whenever possible, which is why when people leave the beach you see them hit the local car washes. Salt can cause your roof to corrode if it is made of the wrong materials. Look for materials that are non-corrodible or have additional protection, such as an alloy coating.
Another factor that needs to be taken into consideration when owning a beach home is the humidity of the area. Moisture can cause immense damage to your roof if the roof is not properly maintained. Make sure that your roof is made of materials that can withstand moisture.
Given these conditions, some potential roofing materials that will help combat humidity, the wind, and salt are copper, slate, and asphalt shingles. All of these materials have been proven to be heavy enough and durable enough to keep your roof in its best condition. Other materials are also known to be used on beach homes. However, these three are typically the most well-known roofing materials for beach homes.
With a variety of roofing options, it can be a little overwhelming to pick the right roof for you. There are so many things to take into account such as budget, geographic location, as well as your home’s architecture. Lucky for you, the professionals here at All Seasons Roofing can find solutions that will meet your home’s needs while staying within your budget. Contact us today to begin your movement to a new roof!