what are the cheapest and most expensive roofing materials
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The cheapest roofing materials are:

  • Asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material in the United States, and they are also the most affordable. They come in a variety of styles and colors, and they can be installed by most homeowners. Asphalt shingles typically last for 15-20 years.
    Asphalt shingles roofing material
  • Roll roofing. Roll roofing is a type of asphalt roofing that comes in long rolls. It is a less expensive option than asphalt shingles, but it is also less durable. Roll roofing typically lasts for 10-15 years.
    Roll roofing material
  • Metal roofing. Metal roofing is a more expensive option than asphalt shingles, but it is also more durable. Metal roofs can last for 50 years or more. They are also more energy-efficient than asphalt shingles, and they can reflect heat, which can help to keep your home cooler in the summer.
    Metal roofing material
  • Wood shingles. Wood shingles are a traditional roofing material that is made from cedar or redwood. They are a more expensive option than asphalt shingles, but they can last for 50 years or more. Wood shingles are also very attractive, and they can add value to your home.
    Wood shingles roofing material

When choosing a roofing material, it is important to consider the cost, the durability, the energy efficiency, and the aesthetic appeal. The cheapest roofing material may not be the best option for your home, but it is a good place to start your search.

Here is a table of the average cost per square foot of the cheapest roofing materials:

Roofing Material Cost per Square Foot
Asphalt shingles $0.50 – $1.50
Roll roofing $0.30 – $0.75
Metal roofing $1.00 – $2.00
Wood shingles $2.00 – $4.00

Please note that these are just average costs, and the actual cost of your roof will depend on the size of your roof, the type of roofing material you choose, and the labor costs in your area.



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