When it comes to roofing materials, there is a lot of confusion about the most cost-effective. What are the differences between shingles, metal, tile, and slate roofs? Which one lasts longest? Which material has the best resistance to extreme weather conditions? Should I go for asphalt shingles or metal roof panels? I’ve asked these questions myself before. And I’m here to help you figure it out. When working on an estimate your client would need to know:
Asphalt Shingles ($)
Asphalt shingles are the most widely used roofing material in the United States. They’re affordable, easy to install and come in a wide variety of colors and textures. They are made from asphalt and other materials that are pressed together to form a sheet that can be nailed down over the top of your home’s existing structure. Asphalt shingles range in thickness from 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch, although some manufacturers offer thicker versions for extra durability or insulation purposes. The average life expectancy for asphalt shingles is about 20 years with proper installation and maintenance practices followed by homeowners throughout those twenty years.
Rolled Roofing ($)
Rolled roofing is made of asphalt but has a higher durability rating than regular shingles. They are also lighter than other types of roofing materials like slate or metal sheets; this means they can be installed faster with fewer labor costs involved.
Metal (Sheet Metal)
Metal (sheet metal) is another type of roofing material that’s becoming increasingly popular due to its durability and long life span (up to 50 years). Metal roofs are also easy to install because they don’t require any special tools or skillsets like you would need for installing other types of roofs such as wood shakes or clay tiles.
Slate – Maximum Durability
Slate is made from a combination of clay and shale, which makes it very strong and able to hold up against weather conditions like hail and rain. It also has a long lifespan—it can last up to 50 years or more when installed properly. If you’re looking for something that will last longer than any other type of roofing material, slate may be right for you. However, if your budget is tight, this option may not be feasible for your home.
Can’t Decide on a Roofing Material? Call General Roofing Co.
If you’re looking for the most cost-effective roofing materials, then we have the answer for you. We at General Roofing Co. are happy to help you with your roofing needs and provide you with a free estimate on our services. We strive to provide our customers with quality workmanship and excellent customer service at a reasonable price.
Our roofing company has been in business for almost 100 years and has built its reputation on providing high-quality service and materials at affordable rates. Our team of experts will ensure that your roof is installed correctly and that it will last for many years to come.