Replacing the roof on your home is an expensive project. With most people not living in their homes until they retire, an asphalt shingle roof may be the most budget-friendly choice. There are many advantages to choosing this type of roofing material.
One of the biggest advantages is the overall cost of an asphalt roof is lower than other options. Based on the dollar per square foot, the shingles are less expensive options you can choose from. When replacing the roof, you must also consider the additional costs including under layment. Another cost-saving benefit is that paying for the disposal or removal of the old roof isn’t necessary when you place the material over an existing layer of asphalt shingles.
An asphalt shingle roof is easy to install. Most professional roofing companies can complete the project in a short amount of time. While this type of roof can be done by yourself, it requires knowledge and understanding. Not to mention you must get on the roof of the home. The professionals have the expertise to make short work of installing a new roof whether that means placing over an existing shingle roof or replacing the entire thing. They are also less likely to make costly mistakes.
Ultimately, a homeowner needs to consider the value of replacing the roof on the home. While a 50-year warranty on a fancier roofing material sounds great, do you really plan on staying in the home that long? To understand the benefits of using the cost-savings of asphalt shingles, you must analyze what you plan to do with the home. The increase in the home value of more expensive roofing material may not bring you the value you hope.
An asphalt shingle roof is a budget-friendly option. Avoid depleting your financial resources to replace your roof by choosing an option that easily installs and lasts a moderate amount of time.