Material Choices

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Material Choices

When it comes to choosing the right material, its not only about the nicest colour. Use our guide below to give you a better understanding about the differing aspects of the most popular roofing materials in your area. Give us a call, and we'd be happy to discuss any questions or topics with you in order to help you come to the right choice.


 
Fiberglas Shingles Metal Slate Wood Tile
 
Typical Price per 100sq. ft.
$185-$225
$500-$750
$900-$1225
$800-$925
$900-$1225
Average Project Cost based on 2500 sq. ft. house
$4625-$5625
$12500-$18750
$22500-$30625
$20000-$23125
$22500-$30625
Pros Easy to install. Relatively lightweight. Many styles and colours. Won’t burn Lightweight and easy to install. A wide range of shapes, colours, and patterns available in aluminum, steel, copper, and alloys. Won’t burn. Long-lived and won’t burn. Creates a very distinctive look. Easy to install. A traditional look that fits with many house styles. Long-lived. New plastic and synthetic tiles are lighter weight. Clay tiles won’t burn.
Cons Damaged by high wind. Vulnerable to mold unless specially treated (AR) versions used. Not very long-lived Some types are expensive and subject to corrosion. Can be damaged by impact. Some find it to be loud in rain/hail storm. Very expensive. Requires skill to install and repair. Very heavy; some rafters may need to be reinforced Not very fire-resistant or long-lived Very expensive. Requires sill to install and repair. Subject to freeze/thaw damage. Heavy; some rafters may need to be reinforced.
Estimated Life 15-30 years 20-50 years 100 years or more 15-20 years 50 years or more
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