Hassell Free Exports has been exporting roofing materials to the Caribbean since 1999. All our roofing supplies are made from durable and high-quality materials that will enhance your building project.
Metal roofing has been popular and widely used in the Caribbean for decades. Quality metal roofs can last up to 50 years without the need for replacement. Modern metal roofs are maintenance free, will not rot like a wooden roof and are resistant to fading. Although the initial cost of metal is higher, the life-cycle costs are substantially lower than conventional materials. Modern metal roofs are often installed directly over plywood decking and felt or an existing roof. Therefore, any noise generated by rain will be similar to that created by conventional roofing materials. Also, as with conventional materials, insulation will provide additional noise reduction. Metal roofs are installed in sheets, so labor cost for installation are kept to a minimum. Metal reflects most of the sun’s rays. At day’s end, metal also cools more quickly and as a result, living space remains cooler. Hassell Free recognizes that appearance is a major factor in the choice of roofing material. To ensure that the benefits of metal go beyond longevity and durability, Hassell Free’s highly diversified line of roofing products offers the homeowner or commercial contractor a wide variety of styles, colors, and finishes.
Clay tile roofing is another option for a long lasting roof. The tiles won’t rot, are resistant to fire and insect damage and can stand up to heavy rains. Clay also offers insulating properties. Because air can circulate under the tiles, inside temperatures remain cooler in the summer. If choosing clay tile for your roof, keep in mind that the tiles are heavy and may require extra roof support. An alternative to clay tile is concrete roof tile, which is less expensive and more durable. Concrete tiles can be made to match almost any design style.