WHEN CONSIDERING NEW ROOF OPTIONS, COST IS IMPORTANT
As you know, we live in a world where money is a finite resource. Unfortunately, dollar bills don’t grow on trees and we can’t all just buy whatever we want, whenever we want it. We have to have a budget, a limit on the amount of money we spend. This includes when we need a new roof on our building. We have to look at our options, consider the cost and other merits of each of them, and then choose the one that both meets our needs and fits within our budget. Let’s look at how some roofing systems compare on price, and how you can choose the best, most affordable option for your building.
New Roofs Are Expensive
Before we even start looking at various roofing options, it’s important to first state that installing a new roof on your building will be expensive, regardless of which system you choose. It’s just a huge process that requires a lot of manpower, a lot of materials, and a lot of time. It will be expensive no matter which system you choose. However, there are some systems that are more expensive than others.
Single-ply roofs are typically on the lower end of the cost spectrum because they are mass-produced and can be relatively easily applied to almost any roof. The materials are very thin which keeps costs low, and there are no customization fees.
Metal roofs are also a fairly inexpensive option thanks to being manufactured in a facility with little customization, but they often require special pieces to be fabricated around corners and roof features, which can run up the cost.
Spray Foam Roofing
Spray foam is usually near the top of the spectrum when it comes to price. The material is pretty impressive, but it comes with a large price tag. The material does go on the roof pretty quickly and easily, so labor costs are reduced, but the cost of the material alone drives up the cost of this system.
Avoiding New Roof Installation
Another option for building owners is to go with a roof restoration rather than a new roof install. This is where you coat the roof with a silicone coating and simply extend the life of the existing roof, rather than install a completely new roof. This is far less expensive, and can provide many of the same benefits of a new roof.
Installing a new roof is expensive no matter which material you choose to install. It will cost you a lot of money to install a new roof on your building. One great, price-sensitive option is to restore the roof with a silicone coating rather than install a brand new roofing system.