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NJ Roof Replacement: What is the Best Roofing Material for Your Home

Choosing the right roofing material is crucial when it comes to roofing replacement, providing an utmost protective barrier to your home, providing great insulation, and increasing the resale value of your home. Allow us to share with you important tips in selecting the right roofing material for your home based on your roofing needs, environmental factors, and your budget. There are a lot of roofing materials you can choose from including asphalt shingles (fiberglass, organic, three-tab, architectural), tiles, wood shingles, metal roofing, and slate. Allow us to share with you the benefits and drawbacks of each roofing material.

When it comes to the most affordable shingles to use, asphalt shingles are popular, with a price range of $100 to $150, and $2,000 to $8,500 to install. There are different colors, sizes, and style available, with high energy-efficient properties meeting Energy Star standards, and the types of asphalt include fiberglass and organic shingles. In places where there is sudden fluctuation of temperature, asphalt shingles may not fare very well. There is a high probability that some of the shingles will crack because of the weak material. Fiberglass asphalt shingles are layered with a waterproof coating with a fiberglass base mat, and these are durable lightweight, fire-resistant, UV resistant, and usually with a longer warranty than standard asphalt shingles. The cost of the installation of fiberglass shingles is around $3,500 to $8,000. Organic shingle are made of wood chips, rags, paper, and recycled cardboard, but are prone to moisture and saturation.

Tile shingles can be molded in several shapes, and these are often seen in Spanish or Mediterranean houses. Tile shingles are harder to repair and maintain. Wood shingles are the most environmentally friendly, lasting up to fifty years, energy-efficient, and are available in redwood and cedar. Wood shingles can easily catch fire as compared to other types of shingles. Metal roofs can last for fifty years, made of low-galvanized metals like tin, aluminum, zinc, and copper, and are very affordable. The main drawbacks of metal roofing include loose nails, leaks, moisture, holes, rust patches, and curled edges and seams. Slate shingles are the best roofing material that can last up to 100 years, with damage resistance and waterproof properties.

Now that you have gained a basic awareness and understanding of the different roofing materials, you can choose the right material for your home. Do you want to have your roof replaced? We will help you choose the best roofing system for your home and give a free estimate, come and check us out on our homepage or website now!

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