What Are the Most Affordable Roof Types in 2022

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Choosing the material to use for a new roof can be daunting if you’re not aware of what types of materials are out there, let alone costs. Having a consultation done with a professional roofer may be the best way to determine your roofing options and associated costs. Here are the most affordable options:

  • Asphalt Shingle Roofing
  • Metal Roofing
  • Wood Shingles
  • Clay Tile Roofs

Asphalt shingles are the number one choice for homeowners today. Aside from being the most cost-effective roofing option, asphalt shingles are ideal for most climates, offer a reasonable lifespan with proper maintenance, and are relatively easy to install.


  • Most cost-effective option on the market
  • Easiest application for DIY roof installation
  • Widely available in a range of qualities and colors
  • Viable for most climates


  • More frequent replacement and maintenance than metal roofs
  • Vulnerable to high winds (curling and buckling)
  • Sun can cause fading over time

Metal roofing has enjoyed a resurgence in the residential roofing market in recent years. From standing seam to corrugated paneling, consumers are offered a number of architectural styles which can suit nearly any existing home.


  • Long lifespan of 40-70 years
  • Highly resistant to the elements, including winds up to 140 mph
  • Available in a variety of colors, styles, and types
  • Fairly lightweight


  • Requires a thick substrate and underlayment to be fully soundproof
  • Should be professionally installed

Wood roofing may be your best option if you’re looking to level-up the aesthetic appeal of your home. You can choose hand-cut for a more rustic look and feel — or machined wood shingles. When treated, it can provide the same resistance to wildfires and extreme conditions that many seemingly tougher materials can.


  • One of the best aesthetic-looking options for any roof
  • Treated wood roofs have a class A fire rating
  • Twice the insulation value of asphalt shingles


  • Requires chemical treatment for fireproofing
  • Often needs frequent maintenance

Terracotta clay tiles for your next roof is an excellent idea for hotter climates, or a home near the coast. Clay roof tiles display excellent resistance to salty air and extreme heat, which is why they are so common in Mediterranean climates like Southern California.


  • Excellent solar reflectiveness
  • Water and pest-resistant
  • Low maintenance
  • Provides solid insulation and temperature maintenance throughout your home’s interior


  • Incredibly heavy, at up to 2,000 pounds per 100 square feet of roofing
  • Requires professional installation
  • Should only be used on steeper roofs (4:12 slope or more)

Because there are options for cost-conscious roofing materials, you can be assured you’ll find just what you need for your home. And hiring a qualified roofing company to handle your roof repair or replacement is essential. So, if you’re ready for a no-obligation estimate on a cost effective roof replacement, call us or fill out this form. It’s that simple.

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ProFormance Roofing
2041 N Hiawassee Rd
Apopka, FL 32703

Phone: (407) 519-3382

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