Do you have a porch or deck building project going on? If so, you may have wondered about what kind of roofing could go perfectly with it. It’s not too different from your main roof, although there are a few materials best suited for porch and deck roofs. That’s why Carolina Custom Exteriors Inc. has taken the liberty of listing down all the options for roofing materials to help you make this important decision.
Plywood and Oriented Strand Boards
Plywood is the industry standard for these builds because it’s light but durable and versatile. Made from old-growth trees, plywood has excellent moisture resistance with good nail grip. One disadvantage is that the wood may have some naturally occurring soft spots, but this is rarely an issue during construction.
Oriented strand boards or OSBs are greener, more environmentally friendly alternative to plywood. They’re made from chips of farm-grown trees, making them a much more sustainable building material. However, they’re not as moisture-resistant as plywood, which makes them susceptible to water damage, especially in areas with high humidity.
Plywood and OSBs are excellent roofing materials for your porch and this is because they need to be shingled, which normally matches your main roof. For homes trying to maintain a certain design, this is often an important addition. There are many options for shingling; asphalt shingles are the least expensive option, but other materials are available as well.
You’ll often see polycarbonate glass in sunrooms, French doors or windows as they offer superior ultraviolet protection as well as better insulation. They come in many different options, including flat boards or corrugated sheets.
Plexiglass or Acrylic
Lightweight and durable, plexiglass is a good replacement for glass. You can have your porch roof made with plexiglass, but note that rain makes quite a racket when it hits the surface. This material can come tinted in different colors, but if you choose to go transparent, debris may be visable through the roof.
Whether you’re building sunrooms for your home, a new porch for your main entrance or a deck in your backyard, Carolina Custom Exteriors Inc. can help you build your dream. Call us today at (828) 202-9988 or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve the areas of Hendersonville and Asheville, NC, and the surrounding areas.