Why Homeowners Prefer Synthetic Roofing in Nebraska

Synthetic Roofing in Nebraska

The trend of using synthetic roofing on Nebraska homes is on the rise! Today, cutting-edge manufacturing technology allows us to create authentic-looking clones of classic roofing materials like cedar shakes, slate, and clay tile. However, composite tile lasts longer, takes little to no damage from the harsh Nebraska weather, and require virtually zero maintenance.

Keep reading as we reveal the downsides of having traditional roofing in Nebraska and why synthetic roofs, like Brava Roof Tile’s composite tiles, are becoming the most popular choice for local homeowners.

Common Traditional Roofing Materials for Nebraska Homes

Between snow, hail, and tornadoes, Nebraska weather puts residential roofs to the test year-round. In some areas, expensive yet fragile roofing options might work, but in cities like Lincoln and Omaha, NE, as well as rural areas, it’s best to choose a roofing material that can protect your home for many years.

weather damage that Nebraska homeowners experience

Common weather damage that Nebraska homeowners experience includes:

  • Harsh UV rays
  • Hailstorms
  • Tornadoes
  • Heavy rain
  • Snow and ice

What are Nebraska's most popular traditional roofing materials, and how do they stand up to the environment and weather in the Cornhusker State? Read on!

Asphalt Roofs

ashpalt shingle wind damage

Asphalt shingles are the leading traditional roofing material for homes in the U.S. because they are relatively inexpensive but attractive and somewhat durable. However, asphalt shingles have flaws that might make you want an alternative.

Hail, strong winds, and heavy rain can easily damage asphalt shingles, increasing the risk of holes forming in your roof. Asphalt roofing can also suffer in humid conditions, growing algae and mold that will hurt your home’s image. The average lifespan for asphalt shingles is about 20 years. However, Brava’s composite shingles can last more than twice as long.

Cedar Shake Roofs

Cedar shake shingles are made from aged cedar trees, the most popular wood for roof shakes due to its natural, rustic style. Wooden shakes are highly combustible, so many cities have banned cedar shakes because of the fire safety risk. Without frequent chemical treatments to upkeep cedar shakes, the wood is also prone to mold, rot, and other growth that can cause damage. The average life expectancy is between 15 and 20 years.

Tree-cutting restrictions and roofing safety regulations have reduced the availability of authentic cedar shakes, but Brava’s composite tile can look almost identical with the help of our cutting-edge manufacturing processes.

Tile Roofs

tile roof storm damage

Clay and slate tile roofs are traditionally popular for their artisan craftsmanship and gorgeous appearance. However, tile roofing wouldn’t stand a chance in states like Nebraska, as the first powerful wind or hailstorm would destroy the fragile tiles.

Tile roofing requires a lot of maintenance and additional structural support to hold the heavy material, adding to the costs of an already expensive roof tile. While the lifespan of clay tile and slate tile roofs can be very long in normal weather conditions, the constant repairs can add up to a hefty amount over the years.

The Advantages of Brava Composite Roofing in Nebraska

Advantages of Brava Composite Roofing in Nebraska

At Brava, we transform recyclable materials into composite roofing that mimics traditional favorites like slate, cedar shake, and Spanish tile. Unlike the original materials, Brava synthetic roofing tiles are resistant to severe weather, lightweight, and Eco-friendly. Compared to traditional roofing materials, composite tiles are also:

  • Longer-lasting
  • More durable
  • More visually appealing
  • Less costly to install & maintain

Brava Slate Roofing Tile

Brava Slate Roofing Tile

Natural slate tile is a beautiful roofing material, but it doesn’t hold up to the elements as well as a composite tile. While slate tile becomes brittle after exposure to the Nebraska weather, Brava slate tile can handle extreme wind, freezing weather, and hail without hurting the roof's appearance and longevity.

Instead of paying for costly, frequent maintenance on a natural slate tile roof, you can get the same appearance with a more durable, affordable, and lightweight synthetic slate material. We use an innovative coloring process and authentic slate molds to manufacture our composite slate tile, ensuring you get the style to match your home.

Brava Cedar Shake

Brava Cedar Shake roof home

If you want the cedar shake look but don’t want to spend the time and money on maintenance and chemical treatments, Brava cedar shakes are the perfect alternative. Our composite cedar shakes are much more environmentally friendly, have exceptional durability, and come with a 50-year warranty.

The composite shakes resemble hand-split wood and mimic the natural, varied shades of aged cedar with our innovative coloring process.

Brava Spanish Barrel Tile

Brava Spanish Barrel Tile

Skip the pricey installation, maintenance, and repairs that come with having a clay tile roof and choose a Brava Spanish barrel tile roof. Our composite roof tile eclipses natural clay material in almost every category: durability, weather protection, fire resistance, and sustainability.

The Brava Spanish roof tile is entirely recycled plastic but looks the same as authentic tile and offers many more color combinations to match your home's style. It also contains UV inhibitors that stop the vibrant colors from fading in the sun.

Get the Highest Rated Synthetic Roofing For Your Property in Nebraska

Weather can get extreme here in Nebraska, and synthetic roofing helps local homeowners save money by reducing repairs and replacements. Brava’s composite roof tile stands out for its unique sustainability, multi-coloring process, and exceptional durability.

For the best synthetic roofing in Nebraska, contact Brava Roof TIle at 844-290-4196 or request a sample online now!