While asphalt is the cheapest roofing material, there are 3 different types of asphalt shingles that vary in price and affect how much you will spend on replacing your roof. Wooden shingles and shingles last longer than asphalt shingles (30 to 50 years), provide better insulation and have a classic look. Metal roofing is a classic American roofing material and looks stylish. The price of metal roofs varies widely.
At the lower end, metal roofs are slightly more expensive than asphalt and last much longer. At the high end, they can cost several times more. Aluminum and galvanized metal are among the least expensive metal roofing options. Zinc and copper are among the most expensive.
Slate is a natural material, among the oldest roofing materials and the most durable. It is also among the most expensive. However, a slate roof can last from 75 to 150 years, which makes it less expensive in the long run. Solar glass combines the electricity generation capabilities of solar panels with high energy efficiency, excellent hail rating and a lifetime warranty.
Asphalt roofs are the cheapest to install, but they have a higher cost of living due to frequent replacements. So while you're looking for an economical roofing solution that best fits your price range, here are five of the cheapest roofing materials to consider;.