When it comes to living the rural life, things can get a little more rugged and environmentally focused. Most farmhouses are situated in areas outside of urban sprawl because they need space for both crops or livestock. The architectural aesthetic tends to fit nicely with their natural surroundings, allowing nature to flow uninterrupted. When deciding on roofing materials for your farmhouse, you want something suitable to your environment, durable enough to withstand the natural elements, but without being too much of an eyesore in your natural environment.
These are some of the best roofing materials for your farmhouse:
Standing Seam Metal Roofing
Standing seam metal roofing is a leading roofing material for farmhouses everywhere. They offer home and farm owners exceptional strength and durability; they can be customized to suit traditional and more modern farmhouse styles and are highly recyclable material.
They provide fantastic UV reflection, which helps cool your home during those hot summers on the farm. Standing seam metal roofing is available in smooth, ribbed, and striated styles.
Green roofing is the most environmentally friendly choice for homeowners, as they blend in seamlessly with their natural surroundings. Green roofs are great at keeping homes cool; their raw texture makes them highly durable, and weather-resistant, not to mention that green roofs offer farmers plenty of space for vegetation growth.
Green roofing needs to be installed by a qualified roofing professional for you to reap the benefits of this roofing system.
Copper roofing can be styled to suit the modern farmhouse and traditional styles of housing. Copper accents are a beautiful rustic addition, adding style as well as durability.
Copper is considered one of the strongest metals on the roofing market, with a lifespan of up to 50 years. The lightweight material is also resistant to fire, hail, and mildew. However, copper is considered one of the most expensive roofing materials on the market.
Slate roofing is an excellent choice for anyone looking to keep their farmhouse in pristine condition. Your slate roof can last up to 150 years, protecting your home from the elements while providing a long-term solution that you’ll be able to enjoy with friends and family well into retirement.
Slate roofing systems are excellent for creating modern aesthetics for your home, and they add tremendously to any home’s curb appeal. They are a more expensive roofing material and not always suitable for all home structures due to their weight. It’s therefore advisable to first inquire about the roofing material with your roofing company.
Please don’t hesitate to give PFM Roofing a call today for more information about farmhouse roofing systems.