How to Install a Roof

Roofing Material (Type) Information

The selection of a roof can acutally add to the resale value of your home, but some can actually hurt the resale value. This may sound frivolous but the primary reason a roof adds resale value to your home is if it is more attractive. Realtors call It curb appeal. Landscaping and roofing are the two most dominating features of your home. If you don't stop the car, you don't sell the house, no matter what you've done on the inside! A roof can also add value if it is hail resistent and if it has a transferrable warranty.

Weight per square of various types of roofing

Aluminum .......... 40 to 60 lbs.

Steel .................. 80 to 150 lbs.

Composition ..... 240 to 400 lbs.

Wood Shake ..... 300 to 400 lbs. (more when wet)

Tile .................. 900 to 1,200 lbs.

Slate ................ 700 to 800 lbs.