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concrete roofing larger building pros cons

Concrete roofing materials are among the best, most appreciated solutions used all over the world. Here are some of the pros and cons of using the material on a larger roof:

  • extraordinary durability – one of the features that make concrete roofs so popular is the long life span. Correctly installed concrete roofing can easily last for a century, with proper maintenance probably for even longer;
  • weather resistance – concrete is one of the strongest building materials known today. When used for building roofs, the material provides protection from the elements, even from the strongest forces of nature, such as high winds and extreme rain. What you also need to know about concrete roofs is that cement tiles are quite brittle, which means that they can be damaged by strong impact such as by tree limbs that fall onto the roof;
  • aesthetic appeal – concrete roofing materials come in a variety of shapes, styles, colors and sizes, which makes them suitable for any architectural style and for any taste;
  • weight and price – concrete materials are known to be very heavy, therefore they are recommended only for solid buildings that can support the huge weight. They are also among the more expensive solutions. The professionals with Lon Smith Roofing can go through all your roofing options to see what works best for your building.