If there’s anything that strikes fear in the heart of a homeowner, it’s the thought that he or she might need a new roof. A roof is important, after all, and not likely to be a DIY project for a Sunday afternoon. New roofs have to be installed properly, using the right materials by a team of people who know what they’re doing, in order to provide the safety and security they promise. Indeed, new roofs are scary because most people believe that residential roofing materials are expensive. In reality, however, residential roofing can be quite affordable and installed relatively quickly. Take a look at the factors affecting the price of today’s residential roofing offerings:

It Depends on Roof Type

Roofs come in a variety of styles, using a variety of materials. As a result, roofs come in a variety of prices. To get the most bang for your buck, look to install the best type of roof for your home and area. For example, a roof with simple, straight lines (such as an A-frame or gable roof) will easily shed water and snow and will be less expensive to build than a mansard roof since the more detailed design of the mansard roof demands more time to construct, as well as more materials to cover its surface.

It Depends on Roofing Materials

Likewise, the range of available residential roofing materials extends from traditional asphalt shingles to metal panels, ceramic or slate tiles and more, varying the overall price for any residential roofing job. Thus, again, it’s important to match the materials used in a residential roofing project to the shape of the roof and the location of the build, since certain areas have typical weather conditions that better suit some types of building materials than others. Metal roofing, for instance, is particularly hardy against snow and rain, and clay tile is able to withstand extremely hot and dry conditions.

It Depends on Aesthetics

Of course, how much you spend on any residential roofing project will depend on the overall goal of your project. Functionality doesn’t have to compete with aesthetics; there are plenty of attractive residential roofing choices that meld practicality and charm. But favoring one a lot more than the other can dramatically increase costs, especially when sensibility is thrown to the wind.

The Alpha Elite Advantage

The bottom line is this: how much you should be spending on residential roofing is best determined in consultation with someone who understands available market options for your area, listens to your own, unique style preferences and is able to condense the two into a recommendation that offers function, as well as style! Only you know how much you can spend, but talking to a professional roofing contractor can help you determine how much you should spend in order to get the roof you need. Please contact our team at Alpha Elite Roofing to learn more about residential roofing options and how to choose the one that will maximize your roofing goals, as well as your budget! Our competitive labor costs, coupled with our ability to pick the right materials also at the right costs, means our clients spend only what they can afford on their roofs!