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Liquid EPDM Rubber Roof: Material and Installation Costs

Is your flat rubber roof leaking all the time? As frustrating as this is, you are not alone. It turns out that over 65% of rubber roof repairs are due to leaks!

One long-lasting and cost effective solution is to apply a liquid EPDM rubber roof coating. This can be done to either repair the existing leaks, or to prevent future ones and prolong the service life of your membrane.

We will discuss exactly what a liquid EPDM rubber roof is, how much it costs, and the benefits it can bring you.

What is a liquid EPDM Rubber Roof?

Liquid Rubber Roof

Similar to standard EPDM rubber, the liquid coating is a synthetic polymer made from combining ethylene,

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Pros & Cons Of A Real Slate Roof

Its no secret that the beauty and curb appeal of a natural slate roof far surpasses other types of materials. After all, this is why roofing manufacturers continue to develop technologies that can replicate the look of slate using composite and polymer materials, asphalt, as well as metal.

Today, its possible to install a synthetic slate roof for 50-65% less than the price of real slate stone, and it will actually look beautiful!

So many homeowners and architects wonder whether a real slate roof is worth the money, or a different material that simply looks like slate can work just as well?

To answer this question, lets take an in-depth look and the pros and cons of slate roofing.

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Architectural Shingles vs 3 Tab: Compare Prices, Pros & Cons

Many homeowners who want to replace their old roof debate between installing economical 3 tab shingles vs. more expensive architectural shingles.

On a 1,600 sq.ft. roof the average difference in the total price between the two types of shingles can be $800-1,100+ This is a lot of money, considering that replacing the roof of this size would cost about $5,000-6,000.

So lets explore why architectural roofing shingles cost so much more, and whether they are worth the extra spending.

In this guide:

1. Which asphalt shingles are better made?
2. Compare the cost of architectural vs 3 tab shingles
3.

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Best Roof Shingles: GAF vs Certainteed

If you are looking for the highest quality asphalt shingles, the choice typically comes down to: GAF Timberline vs. CertainTeed Landmark.

Both GAF and Certainteed are very large and reputable roofing manufacturers; all their shingles have a solid performance track record.

In terms of material and installation prices, Timberline and Landmark shingles cost about the same.
However, just like anything else under the sun, each of these brands has advantages and drawbacks.

Here is a straight forward (no marketing talk) comparison of the two best shingle manufacturers. It is based on price, durability, longevity, ease of installation and warranty factors.

Roof shingles cost

popular roofing shingles

Roofing material cost is a huge determining factor for many homeowners.

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Best Steel Shingles To Install On Your Roof In 2018

Steel Roofing

While steel roofing is a fairly mundane topic, there are still some innovative products that many contractors and homeowners can get excited about.

One such cool material I want to introduce is steel shingles and metal tiles manufactured by CertainTeed Matterhorn. They cost on average $7-9 per square foot installed. This includes labor and all materials.

What makes these metal shingles exceptional is their curb appeal: they masterfully replicate natural materials, such as wood shake, slate, and clay tile.

Here are their features, design and colors options, pricing and advantages.

How much do Matterhorn shingles cost?

Because this is a fairly new product,

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Complete GAF Shingles Guide: Prices, Colors & Designs, Roofing Reviews

While there are dozens of asphalt shingles options, GAF roofs stand out from the rest for their quality, durability, versatile design and affordable prices.

Being one of the oldest and largest roofing manufacturers in the US, GAF makes a variety of shingles that work both for budget friendly homes and high-end residences.

Lets take a close look at GAF’s most popular 3-tab, architectural and designer shingles; their features, special advantages, and style options.

We will also consider the long term performance of these shingles and provide you with unbiased GAF roofing reviews.

In this post:

Price per square foot
Installation costs
Cost of GAF vs other brands
Home Depot shingles options
Royal Sovereign shingles
Timberline shingles
Designer shingles
Most popular colors
Longevity
Durability and performance in severe weather
Best roof underlayment to use
Warranty levels and choices
Pros and cons
Home value and return on investment
Roofing reviews

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Malarkey Shingles Overview And Homeowner Reviews

If you want a roof with exceptional curb appeal, you will love the variety of beautiful textures and colors from Malarkey Shingles.

You can choose from high-quality, 3-tab, Architectural, and Designer shingles.

Every product line has a unique pallet, modified asphalt body for added strength, and long-lasting color coatings that retain their original look for many years.

Learn about Malarkey material and installation prices, as well as what makes these roofs upscale and weather resistant than CertainTeed or GAF.

How Much Do Malarkey Shingles Cost?

When comparing various shingle brands, most homeowners want to know their prices. If you are looking for a cheap asphalt shingle,

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Copper Roof Cost Guide

If you are looking for a premium roofing material, you should consider copper metal. A copper roof costs about $10-13 per square foot, including materials and labor.

Because of the high price, many people choose to install copper roof panels only as decorative accents on their roofs. Homeowners love the original golden look of copper, as well as the green patina color that the metal develops over time.

In addition to beauty and distinctive curb appeal, copper boasts fire resistance, energy efficiency, and will protect your home from severe weather for at least 75 years.

Copper Roofing Prices Per Square

Copper is one of the most expensive metal roofing options.

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Stone Coated Steel Roofing Profiles And Designs

One of the greatest advantages of stone coated steel shingles is that they masterfully replicate the look and feel of other premium materials. Most notably, these are: clay and concrete tile, wood shake, and architectural asphalt shingles.

Stone coated metal is considered to be a premium material, and consequently costs more than many other types of metal roofs. On average, homeowners report spending $8-9 per square foot ($800-900 per square) on materials and installation. For premium roofs, prices can be as high as $10-11 per square foot.

Note, price estimates include all materials, accessories, tear off, dump fees, and labor completed by a licensed metal roofing installer.

Because metal roofing is a specialized field,

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Slate Roof Cost – Estimate Prices For Slate Roof Tiles

The average cost of a slate roof starts at $20,000 or more. This is not surprising, since slate is king among all “forever” roofing materials. Its set far apart from the rest in terms of exceptional curb appeal, durability and long lasting service.

Across Europe and US, slate roofs have been used to cover upscale homes and palaces for centuries. They have a time proven track record of resistance to severe weather, a service life lasting well over 100 years, and a classic look that never goes out of style.

How Much Does A Slate Tile Roof Cost?

On average, homeowners across US, report spending about $20,000-24,000+ to install slate on a 1,600 sq.ft.

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