What you need to know about cement-supported roofs:Cost: About $1 per square foot to install, according to roofing expert Brian S. Schulz, owner of Schulz and Associates in Fort Worth, Texas.
If you’re a real estate investor, this is probably not a big deal.
But if you’re just getting into your home, it might be worth your time to check the costs.
“The average price of a home that is constructed with cement-reinforced roofing is about $1,500, and that is a pretty reasonable price for a roof that is going to last for 20 years,” Sills said.
“It will last 10 to 15 years before it will start to fail, and you can get it replaced.”
There are many variables to consider when it comes to roof replacement, and not all of them are necessarily affordable.
“You are going to pay more for a product that has the higher percentage of moisture in it, and it is more expensive to get the roof to meet your needs,” Sill said.
“There are no easy answers for these costs, but we do have a few good tips for what to look for when buying a new roof.”
Sills recommends looking for a model that has at least 2.5-inch (7.6 cm) of extra insulation, and using that as a guide.
“If you are looking at a 2.0-inch model, it is going be about $600 for the roof, and if you are going for a 2-inch one, you are probably going to spend $700 or $800,” he said.
The good news is that there are many types of cement-covered roofing that are suitable for different applications, including commercial and residential.
But be sure to consider all of the factors that go into choosing a roofing product.
“I would say that for residential roofs, I would not go for the 1.5 or 2.75-inch models because of the cost,” Shes said.
When you’re looking for roofing materials that meet your roofing needs, you want to look at a roof material that has a durability rating that is at least 20 years.
“That means the material has been tested for 25 years,” Schulz said.
You want a product with at least two to three years of use.
“It is not going to be an easy choice, but you are making an investment in your home that you are not making on a monthly basis,” Sils said.