Roof longevity is a major concern for homeowners. When they invest in a new roof, they want to make sure they are getting the best value for their dollar. In other words, they want something that lasts. Not all shingle types are created equal though. Some are longer lasting than others. The key is to find the best value for the roof type you want that is appropriate for your home. Your roofing company can help with that.

This overview of roofing types will give you an idea of longevity and cost so when you are ready to put a new one on your own home, you will know what’s available to you.

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Do Asphalt Shingles Last a Long Time?

The most common types of asphalt shingles are dimensional and 3-tab, although there are other, less popular types. Dimensional shingles typically carry a 30-year manufacturer warranty while 3-tab shingles usually carry a 25-year manufacturer warranty.

Now, understand that the warranty does not necessarily mean that the shingles will last that long.  If they are correctly installed and properly vented, they should last nearly as long as the warranty promises. In other words, dimensional shingles should last about 25 to 28 years while 3-tab should last 20 to 22 years.

How Much Do Asphalt Shingles Cost?

3-tab asphalt shingles are very popular among asphalt types, and the most commonly used. They can be fairly affordable at around $.90 per square foot of roofing material. Dimensional asphalt tends to be a little pricier at around $4.50 per square foot of material. On average, asphalt shingles for a 1,800 square foot home can cost, on average, between $7,286 and $11,429. This price can vary depending on the roof’s pitch, size, condition, and slope.

How Long Do Clay & Concrete Tiles Last?

Clay tiles durable and very attractive. They add great curb appeal. If you’re looking for a long-lasting roof type, this is it. It has great longevity too, lasting 100 years or more provided they are installed in the right climate. They typically come with a 50-year manufacturer’s warranty. It should be noted that clay and concrete are not suitable roofing types for New England homes because the harsh climate can cause them to crack or shatter.. Concrete and clay tiles are extremely heavy and have been known to stand up to high winds, hail, and even fire. The material is not prone to decay and it very rarely leaks. Clay tiles make a pretty low-maintenance roof.

How Much Do Clay Tiles Cost?

The average cost of a clay tile roof is around $675 per square, which is 100 square feet of area and can cost up to $1,400 per square. Concrete tiles are not quite as costly, running between $400 to $450 per square.

How Long Do Metal Roofs Last?

Metal is another type known for its longevity. You can expect it to last anywhere from 40 to 70 years, although the material plays a big part in how long it will last. They can withstand some harsh weather, but they should be inspected periodically to make sure that it is not in need of repairs. These roofs also tick the boxes for energy efficiency and for being environmentally friendly, but they come at a hefty price.

How Much Do They Cost?

There are several types of metal roofs and the price variance between the types is rather significant. For instance, aluminum shingles come in at around $3.00 to $6.00 per square foot while copper tiles can cost between $14 and $25 per square foot. This means that a roof for a 1,700 square foot home could cost as much as $67,500.

The Disadvantages of Metal

While a metal roof is durable, the look isn’t for everyone. Some people just don’t like the appearance. Metal is also known for disrupting sleep. This is because they are very noisy when it rains or if acorns or twigs fall from a tree overlooking the house. They aren’t a roof that you want to try to install on your own either. You’ll need a roofing company to handle that.

How Much Do Tesla Solar Tiles Cost?

So, Tesla isn’t just in the business of manufacturing innovative vehicles, the high-tech company is the designer of the Tesla Solar Roof as well. It is very energy efficient and long lasting, but the initial investment is high. Installing a 6.32 kW Tesla Solar Roof on a 1,000 square foot single-story home costs $46,425. Two-story home with 12.57 kW Tesla Solar Tiles and two Powerwalls will cost around $64,193. 18 kW Tesla Solar Roof with three Powerwalls on a three-story, 3,000 sqft home costs around $81,961.

Conde Company – Best NH Roofing Contractor

You want the best for your home and Conde Roofing understands that. Our professionals have the experience and knowledge to get the job done right the first time so you can feel secure knowing your family home has the highest quality roof with the best service from the greatest value.

We proudly serve Southern NH and Northern MA providing roof services to our many satisfied customers, from new roofs to roofing repairs to roofing replacements. And when it comes to your home, you want a roofing company you can trust. We get that and at Conde Roofing, we deliver. Call today to find out how you can get a free quote.