Real wood shingles have the organic look that matches the bungalow aesthetic. Photo by Doug Keister

The Nostalgic Roof

Even if you live in a house from the bungalow era, chances are your roof is covered in asphalt. Nothing wrong with that: at $1 to $3 per square foot, the ubiquitous asphalt shingle is by far the most affordable roof you can buy.

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