Choosing new roofing materials for your home can be exciting! If you are looking to remodel your home and replace your shingles but want to make sure it fits your residential area, you’ve come to the right place. Our roofing experts here at Herbert Roofing have been working in the industry for a long time, and we know the best materials to install in residential areas. Take a look at the thoughts our team helped put together:
Asphalt Roofing Shingles
Asphalt shingles are popular roofing materials because they are reasonably priced, easy to install & replace and have longevity. Generally, asphalt roofing costs between $65 and $350 per square, depending on the type and brand. Alternatively, specialty roofing materials like faux slate and metal can cost upwards of $500 per square. At the same time, even though asphalt shingles will last ~20 years, faux slate and metal roofs can last longer and look nicer if you keep up with maintenance.
Because of its cost, asphalt is one of the best roofing shingles for residential homes. As some asphalt shingles come in sheets that are layered to give the illusion of more expensive shingles, an investment in asphalt roofing shingles is definitely a good one.
Faux Slate Shingles
If you are looking for shingles that look like slate but are a lot less expensive, faux slate shingles may be the choice for you. A good alternative to expensive slate shingles, faux slate shingles will cost you ~$300-$500 per square. Additionally, these shingles are not as heavy as real slate and are comparable in weight to asphalt shingles, making them easier to install than real slate shingles. With a large variety of faux shingle compositions, including plastic/polymer, clay and rubber, it’s easy to find something that matches the exterior and interior of your home.
You will definitely splurge on metal roofing, but if you are looking for something unique, this material may be right for you. Starting at ~$850 per square, metal roofing can become expensive quickly, depending on what alloy you are interested in installing. Many homeowners decide to use copper, which acquires a green patina over time, and since metal roofing tends to last between 50 and 100 years, it’s a great investment for your residential home.
Similar to slate roofing, metal roofing can be slick, which can pose a problem in winter weather. Snow guards in Michigan winters will help prevent ice sheets and snow mounds from sliding off and potentially hurting a pedestrian.
Do you think one of these materials might be the one for you? Give us a call! We love talking with customers about their home visions. We would love to be a part of your roofing transformation, so matter what roofing material you pick. With over 40 years of experience, you can count on Herbert Roofing’s recommendation, customer service and professional work. Whether it be asphalt or metal, we have the professionals to get the job done the right way.