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Most Common Residential Roofing Materials
Choosing the right material for your roofing can add value to your home and protect you and your family from the climate you live in. Roof maintenance, repairs, inspection- all of this is very important for maximizing your roof’s lifespan, but the material you choose will determine everything. Not only that it is important because of your safety, but it also determines the overall style of your home. We are going to go through the most popular roofing option so you could decide which to choose. Every roofing option will be described with its pros and cons as well as the prices. Keep reading this ultimate guide on the materials for your roof.
A percentage of properties with asphalt shingles within the United States in incredibly. Asphalt shingles are definitely the most widely used shingles. That is because they are economical and easy to install. There are two types; organic asphalt shingles and those with fiberglass.
Pros: Asphalt can come in a variety of colors, it is available everywhere, and it is an extremely economical option.
Cons: Asphalt shingles have probably the shortest life span than any other roofing material. It is not very durable, and you will spend a lot of money on repairs.
Styles: These can work with many architectural styles. It will probably fit your property well. The best option is traditional suburban style, but it can look good with almost anything.
Cost and Life Span: Prices go from 70 to 120 dollars per square and asphalt shingles will last you, if you are lucky, from 20 to 30 years.
Clay and Concrete Tiles
Clay and concrete tiles are truly unique. They add elegance, and cozy feel to your home. They can be designed in many ways flat, rubber, etc. They are very durable but also very heavy, so they need to be handled by a professional.
Pros: Clay and Concrete tiles are a long-lasting option, they are fireproof and work great with hot climates. Concrete tiles are even energy efficient.
Cons: Prices are high, and these tiles are heavy, so you will also be paying for a supporting structure.
Styles: They are mostly recognized for fitting into Mediterranean and Southwestern houses as well as Spanish homes.
Cost and Life Span: Prices are high and go from 300 dollars to 500 dollars per square. These can last you from 40 to 50 years.
Metal roofs are not a popular option, but they are resistant to almost anything. They are available in panels and shingles, and you can also choose which metal you want your roof to be in. Most popular ones are aluminum, copper, steel and zinc.
Pros: Metal roofs are durable and long lasting, plus they save energy and that makes them eco-friendly. Metal roofing is durable, lasts longer than asphalt or wood, and offers high solar reflectance.
Cons: They are pricey.
Cost and Life Span: Prices go from 100 dollars to 300 dollars per square. Some can even cost you 600 dollars. However, a metal roof will last for a long time: 70 years exactly.
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