The best type of roofing material you can purchase is partially based on your individual taste. However, if you are only focused on how much your new roof will benefit you financially, you'll want to look for a material that is durable and will last a long time while also not being too expensive. 

Metal Vs. Asphalt Shingles

Metal shingles are starting to replace asphalt shingles as the most common roofing material. Asphalt has been found to be less efficient than metal and is also less durable. However, metal roofs are not even the longest lasting roofs.

Slate and Clay Roofs

The roofs that last the longest are slate roofs. There are even slate roofs that continue to be used hundreds of years since they have been constructed. Clay roofs are another type of roof that can last over 100 years. However, slate roofs can sometimes be as expensive as $75 per square food. The good news is that they can also be as cheap as $10 per square foot. If you find an opportunity to install a slate roof at a low cost, you'll save money thanks to the longevity of the roof.

Solar Glass Roofing

If you are going to have solar glass roofing installed, this product should last the lifetime of your roof. However, they may also save you money in the long run through the use of the solar panels to generate electricity. They are also very energy-efficient and are great for the environment. While they can be very expensive, you may qualify for a tax credit depending on where you live.

Ways to Save Money

There are some ways that you may lower your expenses when having a roof installed to increase your return on investment. The best choice is to purchase a roof warranty that offers leak coverage. This initial expense will save you money if your roof experiences a leak.

Another way to save money is to avoid ripping your old roof off and to instead install your new roof over your old one. However, this can only be done so many times and if you have too many layers of roofing, this can place weight on your house. It may be considered a violation of local building codes depending on the type of materials you use. Therefore, you should work with a roofing contractor to make sure that you follow local building codes.

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