What roofing is best?

Asphalt Shingles

This type of material is the most common among property owners across the country.

Advantages

Asphalt shingle installation is probably the most affordable option, and it can last a considerable amount of time depending on the climate. The color scheme and style can be customized, so homeowners can have some reign on specific details. In addition, replacing an asphalt shingle is relatively easy and won’t do too much damage to your wallet.

Disadvantages

Although asphalt shingles won’t require as much upfront costs, they could end up costing you more in the long run. Some shingles might only last 10 to 15 years in extreme environments, and replacing a roof several times can cost thousands.

Key Takeaway

Asphalt shingles are good for homeowners on a budget; however, they might cost you more money over an extended period of time.

Metal Roofs

Metal roofing has increased in popularity in recent years.

Advantages

This option for a roof is appealing because of its longevity. Metal roofs have been known to last for a minimum of 50 years, and some have lasted 100 years or more. A metal roof is extremely efficient in extreme weather as it protects your home from high winds, extreme heat, and ice. You’ll save some money on your energy bill because metal reflects the hot sun in summer and holds in heat during the cold winters.

Disadvantages

Having a long lasting and durable roof won’t come without an upfront cost. Metal roofing can be quite expensive, yet it is more difficult to maintain also. You’ll save money in the future, but for many individuals it is simply out of budget.

Key Takeaway

This is a good option if you are looking to save on long term costs, but have some money saved for the initial investment.

Wood Shingles

Wood shingles are a good option for people who desire a more natural look.

Advantages

It is hard to beat the aesthetic appeal that wood offers for a home. In addition, they can last as long as an asphalt roof and are reasonably priced as well.

Disadvantages

Maintenance on a wood shingle roof can be quite labor intensive because it is more susceptible to moss and algae growth. Like metal, repairing a wood roof is more costly.

Key Takeaway

A beautiful choice for a roof but it will require attention to the required maintenance.

Chicago Roofing ensures our customers have the knowledge of the type of roofing material they will use for their homes. We have the highest attention to detail and care for all our roof installations.