Home Roof Options
There are several roof options for you to choose from, so here are the benefits and drawbacks for each one in order for you to make the best decision for your home. Your decision will be based off of what type of climate you’re in, pricing of materials, and environmentally friendly options.
The first roofing option is asphalt shingles. These shingles are the most popular because they are reflective, cheap, and fire and wind resistant. The reflective coat of the shingles lowers cooling costs in the summer. The average asphalt shingle roof costs about $7,000 and has a 20 year life. For any questions about this popular roof material please give us a call.
Wood Shingles and Shakes
Wood shingles and shakes are another option, but are not as popular due to concerns about fires. This type of roof is traditionally beautiful and can come with a 50 year warranty. The average cost is about $17,200.
A third option is metal roofing. Metal roofing can be a great option for energy efficiency, you can even qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $500 with a metal roof since it can reduce cooling efforts by 10%-15%. Metal roofs last for a long time and usually come with lifetime warranties. The average cost for a metal roof is about $16,800.
Clay and Concrete Tiles
Clay and concrete tiles, typically seen in the Southwest and Florida, are an additional option when it comes to roofing. Clay tiles last a long time, can come with lifetime warranties, and can be easily recycled. The average cost of clay tile roofs is $17,500.
The last option for roofing is slate. Slate roofs are popular in the Northeast due to snow and rain. Slate can rid of rain and snow quickly and efficiently, lasts for decades, doesn’t burn, and is easily recycled. Slate is pretty pricey at about $29,300 for an average roof.
Top Quality Contractors is happy to answer any and all questions you have about roofing material. Please do not hesitate to contact us.