Unsure of which material to build your roof from? DG Contracting LLC has you covered.
Roofing is generally one of the most expensive house renovations outside of a bathroom or kitchen remodeling. Much like the tiles you choose for the bathroom or the countertops you opt for in the kitchen, the quality of the roof tiles you select will have a direct impact on the quality of the finished product.
And in the case of roofing, choosing quality also means choosing longevity. It doesn’t make sense to do this on the cheap, even if the initial costs can seem a little frightening to look at first. Choosing a roof that costs a little bit more, in the beginning, is going to give you a massive return on your investment in the long run.
So with that in mind, we spoke to the guys at DG Contracting LLC to determine what the best roofing material for your buck is.
Asphalt Roll Roof
Made from the same material like asphalt shingles, an asphalt roll roof is a good option if you intend you install the roof yourself. However, it should be noted, it’s not a great option for residential houses. With a lifespan of only between 5 and 10 years, DG Contracting LLC believes that this material is better suited for sheds, garages or porch roofs.
According to DG Contracting LLC, built-up roofing or BUR is a more sturdy option when it comes to replacing your roof. Made using alternating layers of waterproof and weather resistant material such as fiberglass, BUR can expect to last up to 30 years without having to be replaced. While it’s fairly cost-effective, especially in the long run, BUR typically is only suited for roofs that are flat or with a very slight pitch.
Composite Asphalt Shingle Roof with DG Contracting LLC
The composite asphalt shingle roof is probably the most popular on the market, with over 80% of homes using this type of roof. Constructed from a base of waterproof fiberglass and then layered with a composite of asphalt, slate, quartz or ceramic granules, this composite tile is affordable, easy to install and long-lasting, making it a favorite among homeowners. According to DG Contracting LLC, this material can last anywhere from 15 to 40 years and costs only $5 per square foot to install.