7 Fun Roofing Facts


While “fun” might not be what you immediately think of when thinking about roofing, HD Roofing is constantly thinking about roofs. We’ve put together a list of interesting and untold facts about roofing and roofing.

  1. Thatch, clay, and stone are some of the oldest roofing materials on the planet. Between 5000 and 1800 B.C., thatch was most likely used. It is possible to trace the origins of clay tiles back to 10,000 BC.
  2. Because the reed is naturally waterproof and tightly bundled, thatched roofs simply shed water, they are very effective. A thatched roof can shed water and sleet as well as snow.
  3. Metal roofing materials can be lighter than wood shingles and are therefore more lightweight.
  4. Metal roofs are less susceptible to lightning strikes than other roofs. Lightning can also be attracted to non-metals, as well. Metal roofs are noncombustible and can protect your home against lightning.
  5. Asphalt shingles are an older product, but they are still the most widely used roofing material in America. Asphalt shingles are used in 75% of North American homes.
  6. Water tends to move before it dries down. It’s interesting to note that a leak can be discovered twenty feet from the roof leak. People don’t pay much attention to their roofs. Your roof is an important part of your home. It protects you from the elements and adds beauty to your home.
  7. Flashing protection is the best way to protect your roof from potential leaks. Roof leaks can also be caused by damaged shingles and damage to the waterproofing material underneath them. You don’t necessarily need to replace the entire roof if there is a leak. If the leak persists and does not go away, it could be a sign that dry rot is present. Or, it could be too late. Don’t hesitate to get your roof serviced. HD Roofing has a team of trustworthy, experienced professionals ready to assist you. Don’t forget to get a free estimate and that financing is also available. Give us a call today

This article was written by a roofing and solar installation specialist at HD Roofing & Construction. At HD Roofing & Construction, our roofing team is the heart of the company, and we are proud to have a highly-trained, professional team. If you need a roof over your head, we’ve got you covered. We offer roof repair in Lakeland FL and home improvement services, including roof replacement and repairs, emergency tarps, home restoration, and solar!