When replacing a roof, some property owners focus only on the initial cost—the price of the replacement or installation. If you need a new roof, you should also look into its features, which will allow you to save on other expenses, such as energy usage, maintenance, and even replacement. You may have a low-priced roof, but if you need to replace or repair it after a few years, then it isn’t cost-effective.
You’ll get the following benefits with truly cost-effective residential roofing in Houston:
Roofing materials that can withstand the elements are cost-effective because you won’t have to worry about repairs or replacements, especially after extreme weather conditions.
Asphalt shingles (also known as composition roofing), for instance, last longer than other roofing materials. They are also one of the most affordable roofing materials on the market. Typically, they last between 20 and 30 years. Some come with algae-resistant granules, which are perfect for areas with a humid, warm climate, such as Texas.
Depending on how you care for your roof, maintenance is often a recurring cost for many homeowners. To save on expenses, choose a high-quality roof that doesn’t require too much maintenance, such as asphalt shingles.
Stone-coated steel panels also require minimal maintenance. Synthetic composite roofing and concrete and clay tiles need moderate to high maintenance. If any section of the roof is broken or curled, it’s critical to repair or replace it as soon as you can.
According to the Department of Energy, space heating takes up about 42% of energy usage in an average household. Getting a roof that allows you to lower your energy demands can help reduce your costs.
Cool roofs are hot on the market. They have reflective surfaces that reduce the absorption of solar heat. GAF’s Timberline® Cool Series, for example, are energy-saving asphalt shingles. They prevent your attic from heating up, which is especially beneficial during summer.
A cost-effective roof is one that not only lowers your initial costs but also provides long-term savings. To find the perfect type of roof for your home, consult Lone-Star Roof Systems. With over 50 years of combined experience in the industry, we can recommend different types of roofing based on your unique needs and priorities. Our team offers a range of options, such as metal, asphalt shingles, and tile roofing in Houston.