When embarking on a roof installation project, there are many factors that a homeowner needs to take into consideration, such as the climate that they live in, the size of their budget, the home’s aesthetic, which roofing materials to choose as well as the company that’s going to do it all.
Determining your budget’s size ultimately determines what your roof installation project will look like. But just because your budget may be a little tight, it doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on your roof’s quality or aesthetics. While roofing projects can be a little pricey, there are some cost-effective options that are available to you.
Roofing designs come in many shapes and sizes, but the main categories are hip and gable roofing. While both roof designs have their unique characteristics, the hip roof is more expensive to build as it consists of a more intricate design. Building a gable roof takes less time and materials to construct, thus making it the cheaper option of the two.
There are many roofing material options available for homeowners to choose from. However, homeowners need to decide how much money they’re willing to spend upfront vs over the long term.
This is because some roofing materials like asphalt shingles are much cheaper upfront, but you’ll likely have to repair or replace your roof in about 10 to 15 years. Slate, on the other hand, costs significantly more upfront than an asphalt shingle roof, but you won’t have to replace your slate roof ever again as it lasts more than a lifetime.
It’s therefore essential to know how you plan on spending your roofing budget so that you can make informed decisions on your roofing system now.
Asphalt shingles are renowned for being the cheapest material on the roofing market. To install a single-story asphalt shingle roofing system, you can expect to pay a little under $2000 for it.
Asphalt shingles are quick and easy to install, they’re a durable roofing material, and should any individual shingles break off or begin to curl, they’re cheap to replace.
However, because they’re so cheap, they don’t afford homeowners the longevity that other roofing materials do. While they provide homeowners with excellent protection against outside elements, you can expect to replace your asphalt shingle roof in the next 15-30 years.
Metal roofing is steadily becoming a popular roofing material among home and business owners. Metal is a highly durable material; it is the preferred roofing material for homes in hurricane-prone environments, it requires minimal maintenance, and it lasts up to 50 years.
To grant homeowners this durability and longevity, they are a costlier option upfront. But because you’d pretty much never have to maintain your roof and it lasts up to 50 years, you’ll be saving on roofing costs in the long run. Metal roofing affords homeowners aesthetic versatility, so you’re able to create premium looking roofing without coughing up the money for premium roofing.
Whichever roofing material you decide on, you can rest assured that Saafeld Construction Roofing will give you the best value for money. Give us a call today so that we can get started on your roofing project.