Roofing material Comparisons

If you are a homeowner, you must know that a roofing replacement or new roofing is one of the biggest challenges for you. In terms of expenses, roofing translates to one of the most uphill projects. While quality and expenses are often closely drawn parallels, it is true that with a better quality-material you will always get more longevity. If you bargain and get cheap roofing done, it might cost you more in the long run and burn a hole in your coffers.

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Asphalt roll roofs are amongst the most common roofing materials that have a lifespan of about 5 to 10 years. They are laid down in strips across the roofs in overlapping courses. The cost of roofing for a 2000 square feet roof is about 2.5 USD per square foot.

Built-up Roofing or BUR are alternate pairs of roofing felts and waterproof materials like fiberglass that is spread on the roof and laid out with bitumen. These are messy, but fire-resistant and quite inexpensive, around 4 to 4.5 USD per square foot and last 20 to 30 years.

Composite asphalt shingle roofs are found in most houses and are often guaranteed via specific certifications and licenses. These are long-lasting- almost 15 to 40 years and the installation costs are around 5 to 6 USD per square foot.

Wood shingles are more expensive than asphalt and cost around 6.5 to 7 USD per square foot, while their longevity is around 25 to 30 years.

Wood shake shingles require professional installation and last for more than 30 to 40 years. They are more expensive than wood shingles by almost double.

Standing seam metal roofs have the maximum longevity- around 40 to 50 years and cost nearly 10 USD per square foot for steel and aluminum metals.

Clay or cement tile roofs last for the maximum period- more than 100 years if maintained properly. The cost of installation is maximum as well- 15 to 20 USD per square foot.

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