If you are currently looking to get a new roof for your home, you may not know how or where to get started. After all, there are many different roofing materials, colors, and other options available to you to choose from. All of these choices can make the decision-making process much more difficult. To be sure you are making a good roofing decision for your home, get to know some of the main factors to consider when choosing a roof for your house. Then, you can use these factors to guide your selection process.
What Is Your Budget?
One of the biggest factors to consider when you are choosing a roof for your home is your budget. Different roofing materials have very different prices, and you want to make sure you choose an option that is reasonable and affordable to you.
Asphalt shingles are among the least expensive roofing options available on the market today. To install an asphalt shingle roof on a standard sized house, you will be looking at a total cost of between $6725 and $9000 on average.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, a clay or concrete tile roof can be much more expensive. The average cost of a tile roof can range from $25,000 to $40,000. This cost difference has to do with the cost of the materials and the difficulty of the labor to install the roof.
Keep your budget in mind when discussing your roofing material with a roofing contractor, and know that the cost of roofing will depend on the size of your roof, the pitch (slope) of the roof, and the materials that you choose.
How Long Will the Roof Last?
One of the other factors to consider when you are choosing a new roof is how long that roof will last once it is installed. This also has a connection to the cost of the roof. Generally, more pricey options up-front will last you longer and therefore, might balance out price-wise in the long run.
Asphalt shingle roofs, for example, generally last around 20 years or so. A shake roof may last as many as 50 or more years. And tile roofs can last upwards of 50 to 100 years if well maintained.
If you want a roof that lasts your entire lifetime so you do not have to replace it again, you may not want to choose asphalt shingles and may instead want to opt for tile or other options that have a longer lifespan.
Now that you know more about two of the factors to consider when you are looking to install a new roof, you can better make your decision and get your roof installed as soon as possible.Share
7 April 2018
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