For some, it is easy to ignore their roof until it begins to fail. Suddenly, surrounded by buckets on a rainy afternoon, they start to consider what goes into a roof and what it will take to fix it. Others view their roof as an extension of their home’s architectural style, the haircut that perfectly compliments the face of their home. Fortunately, when it comes to roof shingles, style and substance are not mutually exclusive, but the choices can be overwhelming.
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Roof Shingles Types
Roof shingles can be created from one of several materials.
Asphalt Shingles – The material most people think of when they hear “roof shingles” is asphalt. With a fiberglass mat base and tightly packed, waterproof granules, architectural asphalt shingles are among some of the highest quality roofing materials on the market. They are also relatively inexpensive to use compared to other available materials.
Tiles – Look around the Caribbean, and you will see orange-brown tiles are the roof shingle of choice. However, tile roofs are becoming more popular in other areas of the country for their environmental sustainability and beauty. Made from clay or slate, tile roofs are ideal for cooler climates because they resist freezing and can support large amounts of snow without damage.
Wood – Wood shingles are often made from pest and rot resistant cedar and add a rustic beauty to the exterior of a home. Historically, wood shingles were split from logs and used to help homes resist the elements. Today, cedar roof shake shingles are energy efficient and environmentally friendly way to add an architectural element to your roof.
Metal – Fireproof, weatherproof, available in a variety of colors, and virtually maintenance free, metal roof shingles are gaining popularity across the country. Ideal for both steep and flat roofs, metal shingles can last as long as 50 years and help keep your home cool in warm weather.
Roofing Shingles Prices
Like it or not, the cost will come into play when deciding which roofing shingle to use. Of course, the cost to replace a roof depends on the size of the roof, the condition of the wood underneath, and the type of shingle you choose. Asphalt shingles are the least expensive material to install, ranging from $4,000 to $10,000. However, they are not ideal for low slope or flat roofs.
Tile shingles cost between $10,000 and $15,000 to install and require regular maintenance to repair or replace broken or cracked tiles. Wood shingles cost between $7,000 and $15,000 to install. While they can last between 30 and 50 years, they are most likely to catch on fire than any other roofing material. Metal shingles cost between $10,000 and $20,000 to install but are virtually maintenance free and can last up to 50 years.
Where budget, style, and substance converge, there you will find your ideal roofing shingle. With the right choice, you can enjoy a safe, secure home for decades to come. Contact us today for more information about roof shingles.