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NJ Roof Replacement: Choosing the Best Roofing Material for Your Home

When it comes to roof replacement, it is important to choose the right material because quality shingles act as a great protective barrier to your home to keep you insulated and increases the resale value of your home. Know more about your roofing options based on your needs and 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.

Asphalt shingles are considered the most popular and most affordable shingles 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. A drawback of asphalt shingles is that they may not fare well in areas where there is sudden fluctuation of temperature. While there are many high-quality shingles available right now, asphalt shingles can only be used on a roofing system with a steep slope, and because of temperature changes, cracks can easily damage an asphalt roof. 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. Fiberglass shingles’ installation cost 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. However, they are prone to holes, rust patches, loose nails, leaks, moisture, and curled edges and seams. Slate shingles are very durable that can last for 50 to 100 years, waterproof, and resistant to damage.

Now that you know the different roofing materials, you can select the best for your home. Do you want to have your roof replaced? Allow us to help you find the best roofing system for your home, come and visit our website or homepage now, for a more beautiful and comfortable home you truly deserve.

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