A Look at the Cost of Different Roofing Options


A Look at the Cost of Different Roofing Options  A sound and viable roof is a necessity.  

It will keep your household safe, provide insulation, improve curb appeal, and add value.  

While you may not have room in your budget for the most expensive roof or premium roof material, you should carefully consider the quality, longevity, effectiveness, and installation of whatever option meets your budget.  

Are you shopping for a new roof and wondering which roof is cheaper? To help you make the best decision for your budget and household, here are the three most affordable roof options.  

Asphalt Roof Shingles  

Asphalt is cheaper than other roofing materials. Although it’s considered the most affordable option, that doesn’t mean it falls short in appearance. Many asphalt options are very attractive and will make your home the talk of the neighborhood.  

There are various types of asphalt shingles. Homeowners can choose from standard three-tab shingles, laminate or dimensional shingles, and premium or deluxe shingles.  

Asphalt shingles have the added benefit of being easy to cut, use, and install. There is minimal preparation involved, and no special tools are needed, which makes them quicker to install and repair.  

Not only do asphalt shingles have a low initial cost, but they are also durable and have an average lifespan of 25 to 30 years. Luxury shingles can last twice as long with up to 50 years in the right conditions.  

The downside to asphalt shingles is that they require more maintenance than other options and are subject to more wear and tear. This type of shingle needs to be to have individual shingles replaced more frequently and is susceptible to mold, curling, cracking, and ice damage. Furthermore, finding a place to recycle old asphalt shingles can be difficult  

Wood Roof Shingles  

Wood is another inexpensive roof option. With options like cedar shake and redwood shingles, wood has a long lifespan, is well insulated, and is naturally resistant to moss, insects, and water damage.  

Wood is very low maintenance and has a lifespan of up to thirty years. Wood shingles are easy to replace, resist the elements, and do well in most weather conditions.  

However, one disadvantage of wood shingles is that they crack during extreme weather conditions, like hail. Moreover, wood is not fireproof.  

Metal Roof Shingles  

The third material on our list is metal. Metal shingles have a lifespan of up to fifty years. They are energy-efficient, eco-friendly, and affordable.  

Metal shingles are often made from various materials, such as aluminum, copper, and steel. It is very stylish and can be customized for a unique look or color option.  

Premium metal shingles will cost more for the materials. In addition, a metal roof has high upfront costs, making this a less attractive option for many. Metal can also be noisy in rain or hail.  

Let Us Help You Decide  

Deciding on the roof that best fits your needs, budget, and personal tastes isn’t always easy. Contact us today if you need help deciding which roof is best for you. Our team members are ready to answer all your questions.  

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