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08/05/2018

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. The different types of roofing materials include asphalt shingles (fiberglass, organic, three-tab, architectural), tiles, wood shingles, metal roofing, and slate. Allow us to share with you the benefits and drawbacks of each roofing material.

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. In places where there is sudden fluctuation of temperature, asphalt shingles may not fare very well. 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. Fiberglass asphalt shingles are lightweight, durable, UV resistant, fire-resistant, and with longer warranty than standard asphalt shingles. The price range for fiberglass installation type of shingles is between $3,500 to $8,000. Although organic shingles are waterproof, they are a heavy type of shingles, and are prone to moisture and saturation because they are made of wood chips, rags, paper, and recycled cardboard.

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. Tile shingles are harder to repair and maintain. 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 roofs can last for fifty years, made of low-galvanized metals like tin, aluminum, zinc, and copper, and are very affordable. However, they are prone to holes, rust patches, loose nails, leaks, moisture, 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. Are you planning to replace your roof? 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!

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