Typically installed using asphalt shingles, Shingle roofs are the most common type of roof installed on homes. Mostly because they are relatively inexpensive, They are easy to install. The expected lifespan is competitive with more expensive types of roofing systems. They come in many different colors and types.
Cost of a Shingle Roof
Depending on the type of material used, the damage and age of the previous roof, the pitch of the roof, the construction of the roof, the cost to install a shingle roof will vary greatly. The cost to install a shingle roof will also increase with roofs that have many cuts such as valleys, hips, ridges, dormers, vents, a/c units, solar panels, and other obstacles that may make the roof more difficult to install.
Durability & Life Expectancy
Asphalt shingles generally come with a 15 – 30 year warranty. The reason for this is because there are may different factors that come into play. Climate, weather, and other environmental factors vary widely in different parts of the country. In the South, for example, a shingle roof has a shorter life cycle due to intense heat, regular rain storms, heavy winds, and hurricanes. Constant heat can shorten the life of a shingle roof. Varying changes in temperature from cool nights to extremely hot days can decrease the life of a shingle roof.
We all love the look of a tile roof. We see them all around Florida.
While tile roofs are expensive, the average homeowner thinks that they are way out of their budget. And while that may be true, there are many benefits to a tile roof. They actually cost less in the long run, simply because they typically last longer than other types of roofs. There are many features and benefits of a tile roof.
The tiles come in a wide variety of shades, colors, or even multi-colors. Tile roofs can easily match any home design because they can be made to look like other roofing materials such as traditional barrel styles, wood, or slate. These tiles have been designed to provide natural water shedding and ventilation, which allows them to perform better in both hot and cold climates. Tile roofs can increase the value of a home because they are more appealing to most home buyers.
Tile roofs typically last 50 -100 years. Due to their long lifespan and reduced maintenance, tile roofs actually have the lowest overall life cycle cost. Other types of roofing systems have fairly short lifespans. They will need to be replaced multiple times during the homes life. Tile roofs also require much less repair work throughout their life as they are highly wind resistant, fire resistant, and hail resistant. For this reason tile roofs are very popular.
Installing a tile roof is fairly easy compared to other roofing systems. This allows tile roof installation, materials, and repairs to be cheaper in the long run. Repairs are fairly easy to perform, because the roofing tiles are installed individually.
Like a tile roof, a metal roof may have a higher upfront cost, but it will save you money in the long run. Metal roofs can last more than 50 years. Asphalt shingle roofs require replacement every 15 – 30 years. Metal roofs have also been proven to lower energy costs and increase the resale value of the home.
Metal Roofing Styles
Available in a large variety of colors and styles, metal roofs are easily matched to any home perfectly. Manufactures of metal roofing have designs to emulate just about any roofing system.
Metal roofs reflect the sun allowing the home to efficiently remain cool during the summer. Typically a metal roof can save on average up to 40% in annual utilities costs.
No matter which roofing material is your favorite, Pasco Hernando Roofing has what you need. Give us a shout at 352-364-4140, for a free estimate or fill out our convenient form and one of experienced roofers will give you a call to discuss your roofing needs.