The roof of your home is your best defense against the elements, from wind, rain, snow, or outdoor debris. Keeping it in optimum shape is critical to protect the things that matter most inside your home: especially your family.
When it comes to repairing or replacing a roof, there are many factors to consider in terms of materials, cost, and ultimate durability over time. You’ll want to make sure your roof can withstand the test of time and inclement weather, or it will be more expensive to maintain in the long run. Other roof options depend solely on the homeowner’s taste and style preferences. But for many homeowners, affordable roofing is the most important factor.
To help make up your mind, here are a few roofing materials to choose from, ranked by durability and cost:
In terms of expense, clay is one of the most affordable roofing materials out there. There are some variations depending on brand and type, so the price can range anywhere from $800 to $900 per square foot. Clay roofs are known for being resistant to harmful elements such as wind, hailstones, and mold. As an added bonus, this material is also fireproof.
When clay roofs need repairing (as all rooftops do with time), it’s relatively easy to replace certain parts without having to replace the entire thing. Clay rooftops, then, offer years of relatively minimal maintenance.
If affordability is your goal, then asphalt may be your best choice. Typically, a square foot of an asphalt shingle can cost $450 – $550. It’s available in organic and non-organic forms, with the non-organic shingles being less expensive since they are made from fiberglass. Environmentally friendly asphalt can be recycled, but it’s made from petroleum-based materials, and therefore isn’t as long-lasting.
Asphalt roofs can last anywhere from 15 to 30 years (long enough to pay off that mortgage!) Individual shingles may wear down and need replacing, but you will be spared the expense of replacing the entire roof at one time.
The best part about this option is that there is a wide range of affordable roofing types to choose from. Many homeowners choose metal roofing because of its versatility: it comes in many colors, and installation is rather simple. Metal roofing is made to withstand heavy rain and wind and offers quality insulation in both warm and cooler weather.
In addition to metal roofing material is often made from galvanized steel, which helps to reduce the costs. Many residential homes do well with coated steel tiles, metal shingles, and standing steam. The longevity of metal roofing is impressive, lasting anywhere from 30 to 50 years.
Let A Professional Roofing Contractor Help You Decide
With many affordable roofing options to choose from, how can you know which one is right for your home? You’ll want to base your decision not only on cost, but durability and curbside appeal.
If the repairs you need are relatively minor, you may be able to do them yourself. But if you want peace of mind knowing that your roof is being taken care of by experts, Aabco Roofing is here to help.
The contractors at Aabco Roofing have years of experience with repairing and replacing rooftops in the South Florida area. Our expertise combined with superior customer service can help you make the best choice that will serve you and your family well for years to come.
With Aabco Roofing, you can rest assured that not only will our work be top quality, but our contractors are knowledgeable about state roofing laws and regulations. This means that all the work we do, from repairs to renovations, will be compliant with current building codes. Our business and insurance licenses are also up-to-date, and our reputation for quality work is evident in our customer reviews.
If you’re looking for quality roof renovation or repair, or have other roof-related questions, reach out to us at 1-954-426-8500 for a quote.