How Much Does New Roofing Cost In Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania is a north-eastern state of the United States and has a distinct terrain that includes extensive stretches of natural forests, mountains, and farmlands. this means the state has a diverse topography that allows different varieties of climate.

Thus, if one wants to build a house in this region, he or she has to keep the climate in mind while searching for a roofing company in Pennsylvania. Generally, there are six kinds of roofing, namely asphalt shingles roofing, metal roof, roof tile, wood or cedar shake, rubber roofing, and solar roof. 

Each of these roofing systems come with their unique characteristics and costs. Hence, to get a better understanding we are going to talk about their qualities and costs in detail.

1. Asphalt shingles roof

The roofing system that does waterproofing by using the asphalt is called asphalt shingles roof. It is a kind of roof or wall shingles. There are two kinds of core materials that are used to make this roofing system, fiberglass and organic. Both of them are made similarly, that is, with either one side covered in a base saturated with asphalt or both the sides covered with modified asphalt or just asphalt. The surface which is exposed is impregnated with schist, quartz, slate, stone, vitrified brick, ceramic granules while the other surface is infused with sands, mica or talc. This is done to prevent the shingles from getting stuck to each other before they are being utilized.

This roofing system the one which is most commonly used for roofing cover in parts of North America due to its comparatively economical up-front cost and also the fact that is quite easy to install.

To install an asphalt shingle roof, the average cost required is from $2,000 to $10,000. The cost depends on the pitch, slope and vastly on the size of the roof.

2. Metal Roof.

A roofing system that is made from pieces of metal or tiles is called a metal roof. The important characteristics of this system are high resistance, longevity, and impermeability. This roofing system can comprise a great portion of recycled substance and hence it is recyclable. A study showed that during the summer if these roofs were paired with its more excellent and suitable insulating capabilities, these roofs can contribute a 40% decrease in the energy-costs and also, a 15% decrease in the energy costs during the winter.

On average, a metal roof system is expected to cost within $6.50 to $14.00 per square foot. The cost depends on the size of the roof and the type of metal used.

3. Roof Tile

Roof tile is one kind of roofying system designed to keep out the rainwater. Originally they were made of slate or terracotta however nowadays they are made of plastic and concrete. The tiles are usually are attached to the roof's framework with nails in parallel rows in a pattern where each of the rows overlaps the one below it. This helps to prohibit rainwater from getting inside. This roofing system comes in different shapes such as flat tiles, tegula and imbrex, Roman tiles, pantiles, monk and nun tiles, antefixes and interlocking roof tiles.

The installation cost of roof tile is $700 to $800 per square on an average. Sometimes they can also cost something between $400 to $1,000 per square. 

4. Wood or Cedar Shake Roof

A wood or cedar shake roof is a roofing system made of wooden shingles that are divided on one side and the other side it is sawn. Cedar is the most popular kind of wood that is used in this system because it is budget-friendly, long-lasting and durable.

This shake roofing system comes with many advantages such as in a humid condition they will still be able to keep their actual dimension, it is resistant to insect damage, UV rays and moisture, they are easy to work with, they are naturally very durable, and is a fundamental insulator.

The wood or cedar shake roof costs between $1.75 and $3.00 per square foot.

5. Rubber roofing

A rubber roofing is a roofing system where ethylene propylene diene terpolymer is used for roofing. Also called the EPDM roof. There are several pros of this type of roofing system such as rubber roof have a really long life span, if there is a leak in the roof it can be repaired really quickly, rubber's maintenance cost is very low, these roofs are very thick and works as a perfect insulator in cold regions and it is also fire resistant.

On average, a rubber roofing costs between $4.00 to $5.55 per square foot.

6. Solar Roofing

Solar roofing is a roofing system where solar panels are used for roofing. They function as roofing materials and also produce electricity.

They are called photovoltaic shingles. There are two kinds of solar roofing, normal solar panels, and Tesla solar panels.

According to Tesla, the Tesla solar panels cost around $21.85 per square foot while an actual solar panel tile costs around $35 per square foot.

The list above was a general summarization of types of roofing systems and their costs. Now you have to do is take the climatic condition of your area into consideration before choosing a roofing system.

It is quite understandable that you do not know what to do and you are still having a hard time to figure out which roofing system will be better for your house in your budget. In a situation like this, it is advisable to talk to experts, take their suggestions, they will know better. Tell them about your budget and what qualities and designs you are looking for in the roofing system.

Do not take this lightly, this is a very important step of building a house, it is an investment that will stick, at least, till your retirement so choose something that you will not regret at that time. Talk to one or two experts, talk to the locals, ask them about their roofing system. You will get a mere idea of what your house needs to endure the climatic condition of your area.

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