If you’re planning on replacing your roof this year,It’s very important to do some research before you make a decision.
You should know about the different types of roofing materials and their advantages and disadvantages so that you can have the best roof replacement possible.
If you want to be 100% happy with your new roof, you should know exactly what you’re getting from the get go. The professionals here at Hollister Roofing will appreciate that you have done your homework and will have a good idea of what you want going in.
Things To Consider Before Making A Purchase
In order to get the best roof replacement, there are a few things you should consider before deciding on which type of roof you should have installed on your home. Here is just a short list of factors to consider:
What type of roof do you have now? Are you happy with how it looks?
Different roofing materials add style to your house and will accent the aesthetic you’re trying to achieve. For instance, a concrete or clay tile roof will look great on a Hacienda style home and will add some nice color to your roof.
Different types of roofing materials will last longer than others, that’s just a fact. If you’re planning on staying in your home for many years to come, you’re going to want a roof that will last a very long time.
A high quality roof replacement will also add significant value to your home. If you’re planning on selling in the near future, one of the main things that appraisers consider is the roof, and potential home buyers will as well.
They don’t want a house that will need a costly roof replacement shortly after buying the home.
Everyone wants a beautiful, high quality roof, but fact of the matter is that we can’t all afford our dream roof. Before you talk to a contractor, you should have a budget planned out.
There are great options for all price ranges, so have a price in mind and ask for an estimate.
Different Types Of Roofs
There are lots of different types of roofing materials, however many are outdated and generally not used nowadays. These are the most common types of roofs available today:
Composition Roof Shingles
This is the most common type of roofing material for residential homes and structures, found on more than 80% of all homes. Although prices swing fairly substantially an average price of $5 per square foot makes this is a great option for a budget roof replacement.
Composite roof shingles generally last anywhere from 20-40 years, which is a fairly long time considering most people don’t live in one home for more than 30 years. You can expect to have it replaced once while you own your home.
Total average cost for a 2,200 square foot home: ≈$1100.00
Concrete Tile Roofs
If you’re looking for longevity, this is really the best option. Although these roofs are significantly more pricey than composite roofs, they are worth it in the long run.Exit Visual Builder
You can expect it to last longer than your lifetime. With prices averaging anywhere from $10 to $30 per square foot depending on what material you want, this is a much more high end option.
However maintaining a tile roof is no easy task but is very important to increase the longevity of your roof.
Single Ply Roofing
This is a great option for a non residential structures with large flat roofs because they are relatively cheap per square foot. This material is also great for extreme climates.
Depending on what type of membrane you want, this is a very cost effective option for large, low sloping roofs at an average price of $3-$5 per square foot. This type of roof has a relatively low lifespan and can puncture easily, but is very cheap to replace when problems arise.
This is a great option for a large non residential structure such as a warehouse.
Hot Mop Roofing
Another great option for flat roofed buildings, hot mop roofs are very cheap and extremely sturdy. The process presents some significant hazards, but results in a water proof, weather proof seal that will withstand extreme weathers.
The total cost with materials and labor averages around $2.75-$5.75 per square foot, making this a very cheap option for covering a warehouse or building.
Whether you’re planning to replace the roof on your home or an industrial structure, you want to make sure you get the best roof replacement. Whatever your needs are, be sure to call Hollister Roofing for a free estimate.
For more information on roof replacement options, contact our sales team.