Whether you have started the construction of your new house or want to replace the roof of an old building. The first task is to choose the roofing material that will be best according to your surrounding area and climate. As there are plentiful options when it comes to roofing materials to use. It can be difficult to determine the best material for your home. Being on Cape Cod, some recommended roofing materials will be best for Cape Cod style homes. In this blog, we will also highlight significant benefits as well as what to be aware of about each option.
Roofing a house with the best material is not often rated high on the list at the beginning of home remodeling projects. But when your home roof begins to leak, your mood and attitude will start to swing. Suddenly, the concept of a dry, tightly sealed roof seems to begin the perfect idea. Whereas, a beautiful new roof with the right material will also improve the overall look of your house. There are many kinds of roofing materials to choose from. Some research might lead you to choose the best type of roofing material. Instead of, simply replacing the same material you have already used. Choosing the right roofing material depends on climate conditions and the trend of your locality.
As one of the best roofing companies in Cape Cod, we think, it is our responsibility to guide our valued customers. We have shortlisted the 5 best roofing material that are experts considers best for roofing your house in Cape Cod style. Here are the top 5 roofing materials to use when the time to replace your roof comes.
Rolled roofing material is considered robust for low-slope residential home roofs as well as buildings like shops and sheds and other serviceable structures. The Rolled roofing is made up of long rolls of saturated minerals and asphalt material topped with mineral particles. Respectively, each roll is about 100 square feet long and almost 3 feet wide.
The arrangements of these large-size strips of thin roofing material provide people with a convenient way to cover a sloped-roof building. These are usually considered better for places like; a workshop where appearances aren’t that much important. Rolled roofing can be applied with the torch-down method or even with the roofing nails. Rolled roofing is comparatively inexpensive. They generally cost $1.50 to $2.50 per square foot with installation. A Rolled roofing on average lasts about 10 years.
Asphalt Shingles Roofing
Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material for the towns on Cape Cod. They are made from a fiberglass base topped with asphalt and mineral particles. Asphalt shingles are an all-around good choice for most Cape Cod home roofing needs. They usually come with a 20 to 30 years warranty but their life expectancy can be increased if maintained well. Moreover, replacing a single shingle that is damaged is also a simple task. Almost all of the roofing companies in Cape Cod are familiar with installing asphalt shingles. These shingles excel at stretching and adapting to the roof’s movements due to expansion and contraction.
Composite shingles are extremely durable and that is why they can resist the frequent harsher weather on Cape Cod. If your choice is composite shingles for the installation of a new roof in Cape Cod. It is important to keep in mind that they are spongy. You’ll need to check them from time to time to prevent moss and plant growth. Costs range from $1.50 to $4.50 per square foot including installation charges. Depending on the quality and the conditions of the shingles.
There are two types of metal roofs, out of these the most common is the standing seam roof. As named standing; the aluminum or steel roofing panels are joined in raised seams to keep moisture out. Metal roofs of all kinds are even more popular in Cape Cod, because of heavy snowfall. Since this is fully fireproof roofing material there is extremely helpful in places where there is a notable danger of wildfires. The biggest benefit of metal is that they are fully recyclable after being fully worn out. This allows them to last even longer. However, their installation requires a special skill set and not all the roofing companies in Cape Cod are not capable to install a standing seam metal roof.
Somehow, if you are someone who does not like the appearance of standing seam metal roofs. However, still wants the benefits of metal. You can enhance the appearance by using the steel or aluminum shingles available in the market now. These shingles are made from stamped metal and finished with a high-quality baked-on coating or mineral morsels. Metal shingles can also be fabricated to give them the traditional look of asphalt or wooden shingles. They are an excellent choice where the exterior look is a serious concern.
Metal standing seam roof usually costs around $6 to $12 per square foot. These roofs normally last 30 to 50 years, but some have even lasted for 75 years. On the other hand, metal shingle roofs typically cost $7 to $10 per square foot with installations. They also have the same life span.
Cedar Shake Roof
A cedar shake roof is an exceptional roof material made of natural wood (cedar) materials. It almost serves the same functions as asphalt or metal roof. It is also rated as one of the most aesthetically attractive roofs you’ll see. This is the main difference between cedar shake roofing from the more common roof types. The shingles are made out of cedar trees that come from the northwest United States. To make these shingles, large cedar trees and cut down into 2-foot sections.
There are 3 types of cedar shake shingles. There are a common choice in Cape Code and 100% straight grain. Extra tip; the manufacturers of cedar shakes don’t keep stocks of the shingles. They’re custom made on order, Because of this, it could take 3 to 8 weeks to get the materials for your cedar shake roof. Cedar shakes cost between $6 to $10 per square foot, including the cost of labor. For a 1500-square foot roof, you might pay anywhere from $9,000 to $15,000 or possibly more for high-end varieties.
A roof made of rubber material is perhaps the most beautiful roof out there. It has been the choice for the homeowner who will agree to get only the supreme quality roof. There are rubber roofs more than hundreds of years old and are still functioning. Rubber roofing is surprisingly convincing to stand in for a natural state. Rubber roofs roofing typically costs $3 to $6, plus installation. Although, they usually come with a good warranty; up to 50 years.
However, this material is created from engineered polymers combined with recycled plastic and rubber. From the ground, it can be nearly impossible to discriminate this engineered rubber roofing from natural stone slate roofing. Rubber roofing is quite lightweight, making it a sustainable option for houses that cannot support the heavyweight. But installing a rubber roof is a highly specialized skill, and qualified contractors can be hard to find. For this, you can read our blog about hiring the best roofing contractors in Cape Cod.
Hire One of the Best Roofing Companies in Cape Cod
A Budget plays a significant role in helping you select which roofing material is best for your home. Before selecting a material, it is better to communicate with different roofing companies to ensure they are skillful enough to install the roofing material you are considering. However, this isn’t the case with dream home improvement. We are a certified company working in the roofing industry for decades. Our team of experts is capable enough to deal with any kind of roofing material you wish. Just give us a call to get the best services of roofing installation or repairing throughout all the towns on Cape. Moreover, you can also rely on our expertise, if you have planned a kitchen remodel or bathroom remodel. This is because we are a complete team and have multiple experts for all services.