The single most popular roofing option continues to be asphalt shingles, but in recent years, metal roofs have had the largest gains. Here are your options for a new roof, as well as their estimated cost and a brief explanation. Costs are per square or 100 square feet of material.
- ($350-$750), about 75% of roofs in America: Asphalt shingles are fiberglass reinforced and offered in a variety of styles that can fit your budget and home’s appearance. Specialty options can also combat climate dangers that your home may face.
- ($750-$1,500), about 15%: Metal roofs can be much more durable than other options, and the new styles that are now available can make it an appealing choice.
Wood Shingles and shakes
- ($750-$1,250), about 5%: This is a traditional roofing material that continues to have many supporters that appreciate its natural beauty.
Clay, cement, and fiver cement tile
- ($800-$1,800), about 5%: Tiles continue to be a popular option, especially in warmer climates like Florida and California.
- ($350-$750), about 3%: This is the best roofing option for low-slope and flat roofs.
Plastic or composite shingles
- ($800-$1,250), about 1%: These shingles look and act like wood shakes and slate, but are more expensive and last longer. They are less of a fire hazard as well.
- ($1,200-$2,000), about 1%: These can last over 100 years and are the epitome of luxury.