How do you decide which type of roofing is best for your home or commercial business? Any experienced roofer may remind you that buying quality Austin roofing is not only a numbers game as you analyze the price per square and your building budget. You also have to think about the pros and cons of the roofing material itself.
For example, if you choose slate from your Austin roofing company, it’s important to make sure the company has the necessary expertise with slate roofing materials. Any slate purchased also requires a roofer that has experience in cutting the stone and installing it on your business’s roof.
Did you know that not all Austin roofing companies have employees who are experienced in laying the slate? At 512Roofs we have teams that specialize in conventional as well as clay, cement, metal and slate roofing. Here is a look at different roofing materials and some pros and cons.
Metal – A metal roof is a great choice for businesses or homeowners that want eco-friendly options. Did you know a metal roof may be made from up to 95 percent of metal that has been recycled? A metal roof can be a great way to reduce energy costs, as they reduce heating and cooling costs. For many people a metal roof is a good solution because it is more eco-friendly and will last much longer than conventional shingles, but is not as expensive as roofing materials like slate.
Slate – It’s four times as expensive as other roofing options and you would need to hire an Austin roofing company, such as 512Roofs, who has experience working with this stone. However, you will more than recoup the cost, as slate is the longest lasting roofing material, and also is a great way to make your business or home stand out aesthetically. Slate roofing can increase the resell price of your business or home by as much as 20 to 30 percent. Most resale values for other Austin roofing materials are not that high. Most impressively though, slate roofs last 100-150 years or longer!
Composite materials/Asphalt shingles – Most Austin roofing companies sell composite or asphalt roofing shingles as their main material. These composite materials are a good choice for Austin businesses and has a 90 percent popularity rate with residential customers. This roofing can be installed for far less money than slate, while still offering a decent life span for your roof. Composite shingles are designed to give the look of wood or cedar shakes, but cost you a fraction of the price. You can achieve your desired look without paying the price for real cedar shakes. You also can get even more affordable conventional shingles from our vendors’ value collections.
To find the perfect balance of performance and low cost, contact us today for a free consultation and roofing estimate.