The roof of a house is not only one of the most important part of a structure but also a very expensive one. So, when looking for a roofing material, home owners tend to seek affordability in addition to durability. As such, a list has been compiled amongst the construction community, where all roofing materials have been ranked according to price.
The most expensive roof type is slate. A slate roof will cost from 15 to 30 dollars per square foot, including labor. Compared to asphalt roofs, this one is almost 4 times more as an asphalt roof only amounts to 5 dollars per square foot. A metal roof on the other hand can cost between 10 and 12 dollars per square foot while a composite shingle roof is between 14 and 18 dollars per square foot. A cedar shake roof might vary from 14 to 18 dollars per square foot as well.
All these costs are indicative, however, as the price also changes based on the complexity of the job, how high the roof is, the pitch of the roof, and many other factors that will impact labor cost.
Slate is a natural material that has a lot of good properties. It is durable and quite pleasing aesthetically. It offers a contemporary look that makes not just your roof, but also your facade look better.
It is however a heavy type of roofing which requires professional expertise in putting it together. Therefore, building a slate roof cannot be a DIY task. In addition, be careful if you want to renovate your existing roof and put slate as a finish. In this case you need to make sure that the structure of the roof is stable enough to bear the new weight of the roofing system.
Contact us at RH Renovation NYC for more information on roofing systems and how to choose the right material for your roof. While slate might be the most expensive option, there are many other materials you can pick from that will perform just as well. Our technicians and designers can come on site and inspect the property before providing you with the right solution. In addition, we can offer you a cost estimate for free before the project starts so you can allocate your home renovation budget accordingly. Go online and check out our previous work or send us an email and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.