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What Kind of Roof Is Right for Your Rental Property?

Time to replace the roof on your rental property? It can be a lot more confusing than you think! Here are a few different roof options.

Asphalt shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most popular choice. Not only do they look good, they are also extremely affordable. As a matter of fact, you can spend $50 or less per 100 square feet, depending on which shingles you choose.

The trouble with asphalt shingles is that they don’t last as long as other options. You should plan on replacing them every 7 to 15 years.

Architectural shingles

Want your rental property to stand apart, but don’t want to spend tons of money on specialty roofing products? Consider architectural shingles.

They are affordable, like asphalt shingles, but they can be made to mimic the look of more high-end products.


Metal roofs are gaining in popularity because they are extremely durable and require very little maintenance. They are more expensive than shingle products, but they last nearly twice as long. You can lower energy consumption and less building materials are needed during installation, which makes it an eco-friendly option as well.


Don’t ever want to think about replacing the roof ever again? Consider slate. Although it’s among the most expensive roofing options, it can last for up to 175 years!

Want to learn more? Check out this cool infographic created by Severe Weather Roofing and Restoration that includes other roofing types, ventilation, and more.

Posted by: mountainviewpm on April 21, 2016
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