July 17, 2023
Most people understand that there is a difference in price between different roofing materials which is one reason why roofing costs vary. As this area most commonly chooses tile, metal or asphalt, we’re just going to address the cost of those. From least expensive to most expensive, they are:
- Three-tab asphalt shingles
- Architectural shingles
- Standing seam metal roofing
- Concrete tile roofing
- Clay tile roofing
Some decorative metal roofing that emulates roofing shingles can cost as much as or more than concrete tile.
The roofer you choose also greatly impacts what your new roofing costs. When you choose an experienced, insured and licensed roofing company, you’re going to pay more than when you hire just anyone to handle your roof installation. Of course, in Tampa, and the entire state of Florida, if you hire someone for your roof installation, they must be licensed.
The materials they use in conjunction with your roof’s installation matter too. You want them to use roofing nails for example if you’ve decided to install an asphalt roof. No matter whether you choose tile, metal or asphalt roofing, make sure the roofing contractor you choose uses quality underlayment. Another factor that impacts the price is their installation warranty. If they don’t offer one, buyer beware! A good roofer will always include at least a one-year installation or workmanship warranty with the installation of a new roof. As long as they’re a licensed roofing company, the manufacturer will offer a warranty standard, with the option to upgrade to a longer warranty or more coverage. These can both factor into what the roofing costs.
We Recommend Never Buying Solely on Cost
The expression you get what you pay for is true with roofing as much as anything else. If you choose the cheapest roofing material, it won’t last as long as a more expensive one, in general. When you choose the cheapest roofer, chances are they’re cutting their costs somewhere. That doesn’t mean you have to choose the roofer with the highest cost, just make sure you’re comparing similar products and services before you make your decision based on what the roofing costs.
Suncoast Roofing Solutions offers roof replacements from leading manufacturers. You’ll find that we use high-quality underlayment as well as the other materials recommended by the manufacturer to complete your roof replacement. We never cut corners and are both licensed and insured and we stand behind our work with our workmanship warranty. Call us today for your free roof replacement estimate at (813) 283-2544 or fill out our contact form.