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Morris County Roofers: Article About Roofing Material Costs and Longevity

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When it comes time for a homeowner to replace their roof, the process can give them a chance to make improvements or change the type of roofing material that is used. Replacing a roof is an expensive endeavor that requires a homeowner to contact Morris County roofers who are experienced and have the ability and knowledge to answer questions related to roofing jobs. A homeowner may be unfamiliar with different types of roofing materials available. A professional roofer should be able to recommend roofing materials that will suit the homeowner's design plans and budget.

Some homeowners may wonder how much they should spend on their roof. The answer to that question is usually based on the budget of a homeowner and their goals for roof longevity. If their budget is the top criteria, the price of a roof should not exceed their maximum limit, when factoring in fixtures and accessories. If a homeowner has an unlimited budget, they may want to look at different options for the outer layer of roofing material and match it up with their goals for how long they want a new roof to last.

Asphalt shingles are the least expensive option and are chosen by around 80 percent of homeowners who are replacing a roof.

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The cost is about $200 per square, and these shingles are expected to last for up to 15 to 20 years. Some maintenance may be required as this type of shingle may crack or curl after many years of sun exposure. Wood shingles will set a homeowner back $350 to $500 per square and last from 20 to 25 years if they are treated with a special, protective coating.

Metal roofing will cost close to the same amount of money as wood shakes. However, metal roofs require little to no maintenance and have the advantage of lasting as long as 50 years. More expensive than metal, wood or asphalt roofing, clay and concrete tiles are another choice that a homeowner has to cover their home. This material costs around $750 to $1000 per square. Its longevity is around 50 years.

A final choice for roofing material is slate. This natural material has the ability to last for up to 100 years, and it requires very little maintenance. However, its longevity does come with a price of around $1500 to $2000 per square. A homeowner should weigh the pros and cons of each material to make their decision.

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