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Suggestions for a new roof

Hey everybody I will be in the midst of a home renovation soon once when the winter is done. I have got everything else figured out but then there is still the question about the roof.I have shortlisted a few roofing types from a roofing site ( http://www.rooflines.com/services/residential-roofing/ ). I am thinking of leaning more towards asphalt shingles since they are easier to maintain.I have not finalized anything yet and I am still open to suggestions.If anybody has any other option in mind please do let me know.I am not into anything expensive but I would like it to last for a long time since this renovation is already getting to be pretty over the budget.Any help on this would be great.TIA.
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With regard to asphalt, architectural shingles would add $1,000 or so (with the 'intro' grade; they do go higher) to a typical re-roof, at least with the guys I've used. They last longer, and have a longer warranty because parts are doubled or tripled to get the 3-D look. They do look better, and I think they help to add resale value to a house.

Also, I've always liked the look of standing rib architectural Steel Roofing. Unfortunately, it always always always Fades after too few years, and just doesn't look good.

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I just had a house re-roofed. I had them do California cut in the valleys. This eliminates the sheet metal in The Valleys which was common 15 to 20 years ago and more. You have to make sure the roofer uses an ice and water barrier under the valleys comma which helps to keep it waterproof when they nail through it attaching the shingles.

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I was told that not using sheet metal in The Valleys is the cheapest way to go. Using shingles in The Valleys looks better but is not a structurally sound.
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What does any of this have to do with Ford Transit?

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What does any of this have to do with Ford Transit?
Nothing, that's why it's in the Lounge, Off topic forum.

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What does any of this have to do with Ford Transit?
It does look out of place, when you scan the Active Topics list. But, many interest-oriented forums provide off-topic posting areas, as the Transit forum does, and, the post really is in the right place.

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If you've got exposure to the sun, I'd really take a good look at these. .

https://www.tesla.com/solar

Pricing hasn't been announced yet, but every industry rumor states that it will be starting near the cost of a better asphalt shingle roof.
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Go with a composition roof. It's the least expensive of the popular roofing types for gable or hip roofs and you can get materials designed to last up to 50 years when properly installed.

Not sure what the pitch is on your roof but for reference, a 2-12 roof needs a higher quality shingle than a 4-12 because they will hold dust and dirt that won't wash off in the rain where a 4-12 or better will clean itself.

Make sure you have them remove the old roof down to the sheeting and replace any damaged sheeting.

Membrane type ice barriers rarely do the job, it's better to double up the first course (starter course) if the climate is mild and triple it if it's more severe.

If it's an older home and doesn't have ridge vents, have them install them. They can be very helpful in keeping mold and mildew at bay.

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