Not all roofing solutions are created equal. Some are made from natural materials while others are man-made in origin. As people, we have so many factors that help us make up our minds about what to choose. Sometimes the choices are so numerous that we get confused by the options. Don’t worry too much about that. Here at ABC Roofing Corp., we eat, sleep, and breathe roofing. We know about all the options that are at your disposal and we’ll help you out. Let’s have a look at some of the more cos-effective roof coverings.
You probably expected to see asphalt shingles here. Asphalt shingles are one of the most cost-effective options that’s available today. They come in a host of different styles and colors that will give even the most eccentric person something to appreciate. With a lifespan of 15-30 years, asphalt shingles make sense as a practical option for your roof. Usually made with fiberglass, the asphalt portion of the shingle is petroleum-based. Asphalt shingles are recyclable but are not the most sustainable option.
Have you ever heard of economies of scale before? If you haven’t, what it means is that producing items at scale – that is in large quantities – will reduce the cost of production for each item. Asphalt shingles can be made as individual shingles or tabbed shingles. In a tabbed shingle configuration, three shingles are present on one unit as tabs.
In use in the U.S. since 1901, asphalt shingles have become the most popular roof covering by a country mile. This ubiquitous use and popularity mean that there is plenty of expertise and experience to go around. There should be no problems when installing this roofing solution.
We can’t talk about roof durability without talking about Hurricanes. South Florida homes are constantly under the threat of the next hurricane. Roofs that face hurricane-force winds get damaged. You should also consider the cost of roof repair when you are looking at the budget. In South Florida, it’s not if but when you’ll need to repair the roof. Asphalt shingles win again as the replacement cost is lower than other options.
Metal Roofing Solutions
Metal roofing is a close contender for cost-effective roofing solutions. This has a lot more to do with the structural strength of the metal roof sheets than the overall installation. Metal is also a fully recyclable roofing option. Sustainable thinkers should consider a metal roof. Metal roofing solutions comprise steel, copper, zinc alloy, and even aluminum.
The physical strength of steel and other metals is what makes it durable. The manufacturing technique also adds to that durability though. The corrugated shape of the sheets whether angled or waveform adds substantially to the sheet strength. Metal roofs will put in a solid 30 – 50 years of service. These roofs are in it for the long haul.
Since metals roofs are naturally more fire-resistant, the monthly insurance costs are reduced. The replacement cost is also reduced as metal roofs stand up better to strong winds than shingle roofs will. Metal roofs are made from sheets. Should the roof suffer damage in some way, only the damaged sheet needs replacing.
You can save costs by spending less on your energy consumption. Metal roofs are very energy efficient. By installing a metal roof, you’re doing your part by looking after the environment.
Save Costs By Choosing The Best Roofer
Even the best-planned budget will be at the mercy of hidden costs. The biggest challenge is in accounting for all the unknowns. You can mitigate this risk by choosing ABC Roofing to assist in the repair or installation of your roof. We’ve seen all there is in South Florida roofing. With over 30 years of experience in Coral Springs, we can help you with all your roofing solutions and needs. Don’t hesitate to give us a call on 954-344-4622 or check out the ABC Roofing Facebook page.