Essex County Roofers: Article About Compare Roofing Materials

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A homeowner will be faced with a few important decisions when it comes time to reroof their home. The first will require them to seek out professional and trustworthy Essex County roofers and choose the best one to work on their roofing project. The second important decision that they will need to make pertains to the type of roofing material that will be placed on their roof as an outside layer of protection. Fortunately, a homeowner has a wide array of choices that include asphalt shingles, metal roofing, clay tiles and slate.

Most homeowners choose asphalt shingles to reroof their house. It's easy to see why when the price and lifespan of asphalt shingles is examined. Typically, the lifespan of a roof that has asphalt shingles will last for 15 to 20 years and cost about $150 per square, where a square is equivalent to 100 square feet. This provides a nice bang for the buck and fits the budgets of many homeowners. Its fire resistance is good and wind resistance is fair. If a homeowner is looking for a better resistance from wind or rain, they may want to explore the benefits of metal roofing.

The roofers from All Professional Remodeling of Essex County can assist you with any questions regarding roofing, siding or skylights.

Metal roofing is another type of roofing material that is utilized by homeowners. At $250 to $500 per square, its cost is higher than asphalt shingles. However, it does have a longer lifespan. Metal roofing can withstand outside weather elements for 50 years or more. Homeowners who are concerned about fires or high winds should think about choosing metal as their roofing material as it is highly resistant against both.

Clay tiles are a reroofing option that fits for niche types of homes. Their lifespan is 50 years or more and often, they outlast the decking on a home. However, their long lifespan does come with a cost, as a clay tiles will set a homeowner back $800 to $1000 per square. Clay tiles offer low maintenance and adequate fire protection. They are also very natural in appearance and can enhance the overall look of a home, which makes them stand out when considering curb appeal.

Another roofing material that has high aesthetic appeal is slate stone. It is available in a multitude of shapes and colors and is often used on historic or high end homes. The lifespan of slate tiles is very high at 100 years or more, but it also comes with a high cost of $1000 to $2000 per square. Slate is another material that has good wind and fire resistance.

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