When you are on a budget and cannot afford the most expensive and solid roofing materials, you should opt for those providing the best price-quality ratio. For this, you will have to consult roofing specialists, who can recommend you the best options. Avoid buying the cheapest material you can find, because you may get defective or false materials that do not meet the specified characteristics, in which case you will experience all kinds of problems with the roof and you will you end up paying dearly for your purchasing decision.
The most affordable roofing materials include asphalt shingles, metal roofing materials and wood shingles.
Asphalt shingles cost around $1.00 per square foot, so they are really affordable and provide a good protection, for up to 15-20 years. They are vulnerable to strong winds and ice formation.
Metal roofing materials are probably your best option. They are more expensive (up to $7.00 per square foot depending on the type you choose), but they are expected to last 50 years and even longer. A metal roof is lightweight, can be installed on an existing roof without compromising its structure and is very easy to maintain.
Wood shingles cost up to $10.00 per square foot and have an estimated lifespan of 30 years. They are arguably the most aesthetically pleasing material, but it requires extensive maintenance to prevent rot and pest attack. Roofing Dallas homes does not have to be expensive in order to get a long lasting attractive outcome.