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3 Best Roofing Materials For A Rectangular Turret Roof

Rectangular turrets are a rare but striking addition to modern architecture. The turrets offer more light and living space in your home while giving the property a more regal appearance. If your home has this type of turret and you are in the market for new roofing materials, there are a few materials that stand out for this type of roofing project.

Here are a few of the materials you should discuss with your roofing contractors during your next appointment.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles might not bring to mind noble castles and turrets but there are reasons that asphalt has become one of the more popular roofing materials of modern times. The asphalt shingles are light in weight, cost efficient, and don't require much maintenance. Asphalt can be crafted to resemble other roofing materials but since the roof of a rectangular turret isn't visible from the ground, the regular asphalt shingles might be fine for your project.

There's one main drawback that you need to consider before using asphalt on rectangular turrets. The flatter roofs of the turrets can take on a bit of forceful wind due to the turret height. If your turrets do take on a lot of strong winds frequently, skip ahead to another roofing material since the lightweight asphalt can become damaged by high winds.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing, like asphalt, is thought of as being more of an industrial roofing material than one that can be an attractive addition to your home. But the metal is available in a range of colors and can be cut into attractive shingles. And metal roofing offers a key advantage to a rectangular turret roof: waterproofing.

Metal shingles are relatively slick and snap together tightly at the sides. This combination of elements means the metal is great at shedding off falling water or snow and helping that moisture reach the drainage system. The drainage help is important on the flatter slope of a rectangular turret roof, which can accumulate standing water on its own.

Slate Tiles

Would you rather stick to a more classical roofing material even if it isn't visible from the ground? Slate tiles might be a good option for your rectangular turret roof if the material is within your project budget.

The slate tiles are slick like metal, which can help with water runoff. The slate is low maintenance like metal and asphalt but the slate is heavy enough to not be vulnerable to wind damage. You do want to make sure the roof is properly braced to support the weight of the slate tiles but the flatter roof tends to have decent weight distribution naturally.

For roofing contractors, contact a company such as Luecke's Roofing LLC