NJ Roof Replacement: What is the Best Roofing Material for Your Home
Choosing the right roofing material is crucial when it comes to roofing replacement, providing an utmost protective barrier to your home, providing great insulation, and increasing the resale value of your home. Know more about your roofing options based on your needs and budget. When it comes to the various types of roofing material, it includes asphalt shingles (fiberglass, organic, three tabs, architectural), tiles, wood shingles, metal roofing, and slate. Let us discuss each roofing material including its advantages and disadvantages.
Asphalt shingles are considered the most popular and most affordable shingles with a price range of $100 to $150, and $2,000 to $8,500 to install. Asphalt shingles have different sizes, styles, colors, and types (organic and fiberglass shingles) available, and most of them meet the Energy Star standards to save on electricity bills. The biggest drawback of asphalt shingles if that they do not fare very well in places where there is sudden fluctuation of temperature. Asphalt shingles are only used on steep slope roof, prone to cracks in situations where there is a sudden increase or decrease in temperature, and might be damaged due to a weak material. Fiberglas shingles are made of overlapped fiberglass with urea-formaldehyde adhesive, very durable, fire-resistant, UV resistant, lightweight, and usually with longer warranty as compared to standard asphalt shingles. Fiberglass shingles’ installation cost 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 expensive but it is worth the durability and visual appeal, commonly seen in the Mediterranean and Spanish houses, and it can be molded in several shapes. However, tile shingles are more difficult to maintain and repair. Wood shingles are environmentally friendly, energy-efficient, and may last for over thirty years. Wood shingles can easily catch fire as compared to other types of shingles. Metal roofing is made of low-galvanized metals like tin, aluminum, zinc, and copper, and it can last for fifty years. However, they are prone to holes, rust patches, loose nails, leaks, moisture, and curled edges and seams. Slate shingles can last for 50 to 100 years, waterproof, and resistant to damage, and they come with different color options such as green, gray, red and black.
Now that you have gained a basic awareness and understanding of the different roofing materials, you can choose the right material for your home. Do you need to replace your exisiting roofing system? We will help you choose the best roofing system for your home and give a free estimate, come and check us out on our homepage or website now!