It is quite easy to forget how the quality of a roof can quickly impact a homeowner’s budget. Roofs provide relief from the scorching sun and the cold rain. A terrible roof would be a bother for those under it- just think, instead of enjoying the weekend, you are forced to fix and reinforce the roof because the weather became unpredictable.
You might think that it is time for some major refurbishing and the only thing standing in your way is the price tag.
Listed below are three of the best, most affordable options. Each material varies from having a generous lifespan to having passive, yet positive effects on your home.
Asphalt Shingles – As one of the most common types used for roofs, asphalt shingles are known for being affordable and accessible. However, its quality pales in comparison to other roofing materials. Be aware that asphalt shingles have a bit of a temperature problem. For one, they are quite weak against cold weather and heavy winds. The heat is no exception either, as it can conduct the heat from the sun to the house under it.
Wooden Shingles – An organic option that can last two decades before needing serious repairs, wooden shingles exist as another affordable roofing material. Unlike asphalt, wooden shingles are considered to be more eco-friendly for being petroleum-free, and has insulating properties that reduces the energy reliance of a home. Wooden shingles are also more durable than asphalt, with the only setback being pricier and less fireproof.
Galvanized Steel – This kind of steel is popular in the Philippines. It is cheap, easy to maintain, and has a lifespan of 50 years. Galvanized steel is recyclable and easy to customize. It is also weather resistant and durable despite being lightweight.
You can go for the traditional roofing material, or you can be more thoughtful and use sustainable or recycled materials. Everyone’s needs are different from one another, but if you can afford to have multiple options, it is recommended that you go for the eco-friendly choice. As it protects you and your home, your decision also helps the world.