Do you need a new roof? And did you know that the typical builder-grade asphalt roof only lasts 15-20 years and can cost tens of thousands of dollars to replace? That can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars over a lifetime. Luckily, there are alternatives, and we’re here to share some options.
Composite roof tiles from Brava come in several patterns and designs, including slate and cedar shake, as well as Spanish or terracotta style. Composite tiles are lightweight but highly durable and come with a 50-year warranty. They require virtually no upkeep, translating into major savings over the lifetime of the roof.
How Much Is a Brava Cedar Shake Roof?
Cedar shake shingles create a classic or rustic look. This style is very popular, but genuine cedar shake roofs can have many problems. Cedar shakes are expensive to produce and install. They are also more challenging to install than other roofing materials and don’t perform well in areas with a lot of precipitation.
A Brava cedar shake roof gives the same great look as a traditional cedar roof without the quality and durability concerns. In fact, overall costs for a Brava cedar shake roof run between $6 and $18 per square foot. Traditional cedar rooves may have similar installation costs, but they also require several thousands of dollars worth of upkeep over the roof’s lifespan.
How Much Is a Brava Slate Shake Roof?
Natural slate roofing tiles are extremely durable and known to last for decades – or even a century. However, natural slate is extremely expensive, running as much as $30 per square foot for just the tiles! Slate is also very heavy. Houses with slate roofs require extra support structures to protect them from collapsing under their own weight.
Brava slate shakes are a great alternative to natural slate, offering the same classic look and durability without additional weight or sky-high prices. Material and underlayment costs for a Brava slate shake roof run between $8 and $13 per square foot – a fraction of the price of natural slate. You can’t beat that!
How Much Is a Brava Spanish Tile Roof?
Spanish tile – sometimes called clay or terracotta tile – has a distinguished and eye-catching roof style. While this style is attractive and durable, it can be expensive to install and maintain. The curved shape and brittleness of the tiles make them difficult to work with, and their combined weight may require additional structural support. The overall installation costs, including specialized labor, run between $10 and $25 per square foot, in addition to several thousand dollars of maintenance costs over the roof’s lifespan.
Brava has composite Spanish barrel tiles in several colors, so you can achieve the same look without the excess weight, need for additional support structures, or exorbitant cost. Materials cost between $7 and $11 and require virtually zero maintenance.
What Factors Impact the Cost of a Brava Roof?
Several factors go into the overall cost of a new roof. Most online estimations only include the cost of new materials and sometimes labor but don’t include the cost of removing the old roof. Here are some other major factors contributing to the final price.
Pitch refers to a roof’s slope or how steep it is. Installation costs tend to be higher the steeper the pitch due to the extra safety measures and equipment the builders will need.
Flashing is a weatherproofing measure that should be installed where the roof meets other surfaces, like walls, pipes, and chimneys. Roof flashing is usually made of a thin layer of metal that seals the joint between surfaces, preventing water from entering and causing damage.
Size and Shape
A roof’s shape and size are major factors in overall cost since costs are generally estimated in price per square foot. The shape of a roof can also influence the job’s complexity – for example, roofs with multiple pitches are generally more expensive than a flat or single-pitch roof.
Choice of Underlayment
Underlayment is the material that goes under the roofing tiles to protect the structure from water damage. Costs are usually $1-$2 per square foot, depending on your chosen material.
Additional roofing components such as gutters, vents, pipes, fascia, and soffits may need to be repaired or replaced at the time of roof installation. They can be significant factors in the overall cost.
Roofs are supported by beams or rafters that sit under the decking, which holds the underlayment and roof tiles. Any damage to the decking or rafters must be repaired before the new roof can be installed; otherwise, it could lead to major structural issues. The costs to repair can vary widely and will be based on the extent of the damage.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does a Brava Roof Cost?
Brava composite roofing tiles are lightweight and extremely durable, which translates into major customer savings on shipping, installation, and labor. Brava roofs also require virtually no maintenance and come with a 50-year warranty. While initial installation is typically about twice the cost of an asphalt roof, it’s usually more cost-efficient over time.
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When it’s time to replace your roof, composite tiles by Brava are one of the most cost-effective materials available. They beat other traditional materials like Spanish tiles, slate, and cedar shake in material and labor costs, and require virtually no maintenance.
Unlike some other materials, composite tiles are lightweight and don’t require additional architectural support. Brava roofs last twice as long as builder-grade asphalt roofs, which can save you tens of thousands of dollars over the roof’s lifespan.