NJ Roof Replacement: Choosing the Best Roofing Material for Your Home
When it comes to roof replacement, it is important to choose the right material because quality shingles act as a great protective barrier to your home to keep you insulated and increases the resale value of your home. Allow us to share with you important tips in selecting the right roofing material for your home based on your roofing needs, environmental factors, and your budget. The different types of roofing materials include asphalt shingles (fiberglass, organic, three-tab, architectural), tiles, wood shingles, metal roofing, and slate. Let’s find out the advantages and disadvantages of each roofing material.
When it comes to the most affordable shingles to use, asphalt shingles are popular, with a price range of $100 to $150, and $2,000 to $8,500 to install. There are different colors, sizes, and style available, with high energy-efficient properties meeting Energy Star standards, and the types of asphalt include fiberglass and organic shingles. In places where there is sudden fluctuation of temperature, asphalt shingles may not fare very well. While there are many high-quality shingles available right now, asphalt shingles can only be used on a roofing system with a steep slope, and because of temperature changes, cracks can easily damage an asphalt roof. Fiberglass asphalt shingles are layered with a waterproof coating with a fiberglass base mat, and these are durable lightweight, fire-resistant, UV resistant, and usually with a longer warranty than standard asphalt shingles. The cost of the installation of fiberglass shingles is around $3,500 to $8,000. While organic shingles are waterproof and inexpensive, they are heavier than fiberglass, and are prone to moisture and saturation, most especially in areas with high humidity and freezing temperature.
Tile shingles are the most expensive among all types of roofing materials, that can be molded in several shapes, and these are often seen in Spanish or Mediterranean houses. However, tile shingles are more difficult to maintain and repair. Wood shingles are durable, energy-efficient, eco-friendly, and may last up to fifty years. But the main drawback of wood shingles is that they are a major fire hazard. Metal roofing is also affordable and are made of low-galvanized metals such as aluminum, tin, zinc, and copper. The main drawbacks of metal roofing include loose nails, leaks, moisture, holes, rust patches, and curled edges and seams. Slate shingles are very durable that can last for 50 to 100 years, waterproof, and resistant to damage.
It is now easier to choose the right roofing material for your home. Do you need to replace your exisiting roofing system? Allow us to help you out, feel free to check our website or homepage now so we can help you find the best roofing material to make your hoem more visually appealing and comfortable!