Costs & Life Expectancies For Different Types Of Roofing Materials
How much do roofing materials cost these days? If you are putting a new roof on your home, it has likely been many years since you have faced that decision it may be time to contact Roofing Reno NV. Roofs last quite a long time. Some roofing materials last longer than others and come with better warranties. You are going to want to know the costs of course before you decide on the type of roof you want to have installed. Let’s take a look at different roofing materials, their costs and how long you can expect them to last.
You know that shingle roofing materials are the least expensive and of course the most popular. There is certainly nothing wrong with a shingle roof installed professionally that will last for many years. Finding out that asphalt shingles cost around $90 to $100 per square may not sound as significant until you realize just how much the other roofing materials cost. A square represents 100 square feet. So as far as materials go, you can expect to pay about $1 per square foot for that new shingle roof plus installation costs.
Regular asphalt shingle roofs typically last between 15 and 18 years. Architectural asphalt shingles can last up to 30 years. Keep in mind as you discover the costs of other roofing materials that you are also going to find out how long they continue. Choose the right roofing material at the right price for you. If you go with a more expensive roof, you might not ever have to replace the roof on your home again.
Let’s say that you want to go with metal roofing. You can expect to pay at minimum about $120 per square, which again is 100 square feet. That price quote is regarding corrugated steel panels. Then there are other choices, like steel or aluminum shingles, stone coated seal, standing seam and copper or zinc roofing. The quote for corrugated steel panels is close to asphalt shingles, yet it isn’t the best type of metal roofing material by far.
There is nothing wrong with corrugated steel, but one step up to steel or aluminum shingles gives you a price quote of $265 per square at the minimum. That is more than double the price, and that should tell you something. You can pay as much as $900 per roofing square if you go with copper or zinc roofing materials.
One thing about metal roofing is that you can expect the right type of material to last quite a lot longer than you might think. Did you know that a metal roof can last up to 50 years? Also, one positive aspect of choosing a metal roof is minimal maintenance.
Clay tiles can cost $800 per square at a minimum, and slate tiles cost $1100 per square at minimum. Wood shakes are another type of roofing material choice that you have, but that type of roof isn’t as common. Clay tile roofing and slate tile roofing are both options that should last a lifetime. After reading about different roofing materials, costs and life expectancies, which type of roof are you going to choose?