Every region has unique weather conditions in response to which design solutions are tailored. The architectural design and structural solutions thus created must be carefully curated to ensure that the positive aspects of the weather are used for our benefit and the unpleasant features are avoided for the comfort of the inhabitants. Kerala is a coastal State having wet and maritime climate which means it has hot and humid summers and experiences heavy rains during monsoon. These weather conditions can be extremely unpleasant and staying indoors is the best way to stay cool and comfortable both during peak summers and unpredictable monsoons. One of the features of any home in such weather conditions are sloping roofs that are a distinct feature seen across the State. Sloped roofs allow the easy flow of rain water preventing any stagnation which can lead to dampness and seepage. Usually the roofs are much higher than the standard norms to allow the warm air to raise and the to let the cooler air settle in the lower parts of the house that can especially be of great relief in summers. One must choose the right roofing system to ensure that the roofing is durable, strong and resilient to extreme weather conditions. Roofing shingles are becoming a quick favorite in most coastal regions and here are some tips that will help you choose the best roofing shingles in Kerala:
The roofing system that you choose must be compatible with your existing structure or if you are building a new structure it should easily applicable to the structural design provided. Asphalt roofing shingles can be conveniently applied on any kind of sloped roofs -RCC slab/wood/fiber cement board etc. thus making it the most ideal choice amongst all its contemporaries. Apart from this, Saint Gobain roofing shingles come in a variety of colours, designs and patterns which further makes them a desirable choice as you can choose something that goes with the theme you have in mind.
Unlike many countries abroad which may experience an almost uniform weather throughout the year, Kerala experiences extreme weather conditions. It can be really hot in the summer and wet and humid during monsoons. Thus the roofing shingles that you choose must be suitable for both extreme hot temperatures while being compatible with wetness and humidity. The
Saint Gobain roofing shingles are weatherproof, unbreakable and algae resistant. It can withstand high temperatures to the extent that it is fireproof while it is also resistant to impact and high velocity winds.
The roofing shingles price must be within your budget and must be value for money in terms of the quality and longevity. It should also be easily available as otherwise the conveyance charges and shipping can also add on to the cost incurred for the procurement of the roofing system. Apart from this, the installation process itself must be simple or the experts for the same must be easily available for the installation and maintenance of the system.
The material used to make the roofing shingles must be of superior quality and ideally non-toxic to the environment. It should be tested and certified for its authenticity to ensure that it can be used in the said weather conditions. You must also check for the reliability of the brand and the service they offer. There can be many fly by night operators who do not offer service or assistance once the roofing shingles are installed. They do not come with any warranty or guarantee and are highly unreliable. Thus, it is crucial to choose a brand that is reliable and can be accessed easily at all times.
Roofing shingles have been a favorite roofing option in North America and are quickly becoming a preferred option in India as well. Especially in regions like Kerala where sloping roofs are significant, roofing shingles have become a hot favorite as they are strong, easy to install and need almost no maintain in comparison to its alternatives. Saint Gobain is a trusted name in the construction industry and CertainTeed India is part of the building products and solutions unit of Saint-Gobain. It is the world leader in roofing product applications, bringing state of the art, sustainable and world class exterior building products along with years of expertise.
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