How much is a new roof going to cost you? That is the question. When in need of a roofing company Orlando FL residents have a variety of choices. When you find a couple or a few of the best roofing companies, you can talk to them more about material choices and price quotes. For now, let’s look at the costs and a little more information about certain types of roofing materials.
Have you heard of impact resistant shingles? They are supposed to be a great choice for a variety of reasons. Asphalt shingles are of course the most popular roofing material, and the cheapest. There are different types of asphalt shingles, and the impact resistant shingles are supposed to be one of the best choices. One benefit of going that route is that the shingles help to increase energy efficiency.
They are also a top choice in terms of protection. Now of course you have other choices like metal, copper, clay tile, wood shake and more. Have you seen any wood shake roofs? They aren’t as common, and you might think that they aren’t very expensive. The fact of the matter is, however, that they can be.
Metal is probably the second most popular choice. It can cost a lot more than an asphalt shingle roof. If you were to install an asphalt shingle roof yourself, you might pay less than $4k, depending on the square footage of your roof. If you have professionals do the work, it could cost you up to $10k. But a metal roof can cost you up to $25k, and a copper roof can cost you up to $40k.
Then there are clay tiles, my favorite choice. I like metal roofs and asphalt shingle roofs, too. Each roofing material has its purposes. I like the wood shake roofs, too, but to me, they don’t seem like they would be as durable of a choice and could be a fire hazard. In fact, to prevent fire hazards, simulated wood shake is also available, which means rubber or plastic made to look like wood shake.
The costs for a slate roof are well, through the roof, pardon the pun. Slate is a great choice though if you have the money to make such an investment. So far, which of the material choices are most appealing to you? Keep your budget in mind, and think about what would protect your home the best and also look really nice.
Most people do of course go with asphalt shingles. It is also the standard in new home construction. That could always change, but it has been that way for years. As mentioned, when looking to hire a roofing company Orlando FL homeowners have a variety of choices. What you want to do now is take a look at all of the companies and do your research. Then you can start talking to a few of them about quotes for the roofing material you have chosen, and you can ask questions, too, if you need more guidance.