Here’s How to Pick the Best Type of Roof for Your Budget

Here’s How to Pick the Best Type of Roof for Your Budget

With an enormous variety of roof options out there, it can be difficult to decide on what type of roof is right for your home. Understanding what each roof style and material brings to the table is key.  Easily narrow down your choices by considering these factors:


  • Budget
  • Roofline Type
  • Desired Roof Life Expectancy
  • Personal Aesthetic


“But what are my options?” you ask.


Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are most common type of roofing. It’s no wonder with its wide array of color options and sheer affordability. Architectural or dimensional asphalt shingles are a step up from the standard type. They increase curb appeal and add contour to your home.  Expect a quality lifespan of 20 to 30 years with this shingle type. Reasonable pricing and durability make asphalt shingles the best value option.


Wood Shingles

Yes, this type is more costly than asphalt but it offers an attractive, dimensional quality that is both rustic and refined.  Wood shingles appear naturally aged and come in a range of finishes from oils stains to solid coatings and paint. Durability varies among wood types. For example, cedar or redwood roof shingles can last between 30 to 50 years.


Metal Roofs

Metal roof systems are designed mostly for homes that have either a flat or steep roofline. Forget the old, dull silver roof you just imagined. Metals roofs offers options galore. From colored metal sheets with vertical seams to pre-formed panels that resemble wood or tile, metal roofs aren’t as plain as they used to be.  And it’s energy efficient, fire resistant and very durable. This type of roofing lasts up to 50 years.


Tile Shingles

This type of shingle is very popular for its unique look and incredible durability. Tile shingles provide acoustic and thermal insulation and are ideal for coastal homes as they resist wind and salt corrosion. Tile shingles have an advantage over other types – they won’t warp or rust. But every superhero has a weakness. Tile is porous and requires sealing or a glaze to keep it looking great. When compared to asphalt shingles, tile shingles are much more expensive initially. For your investment, you can expect this type of shingle to last up to 80 years.


Are you planning to replace or repair your roof?  Let us show you your options.

Listen Saturday mornings to "In the House with Ken & Jared". Get more Home Tips and show info at the In the House website. For a free estimate on your next Home Improvement Project, visit Universal Roof & Contracting or call now. Orlando: 407-295-7403 Jacksonville: 904-647-3907

Go back