All homeowners will need to repair their roof at least a few times over the span of its useful life and eventually, it will have to be replaced completely. Unfortunately, these are facts that no one can avoid. Contact us to schedule an appointment to receive a free estimate for any of your roofing needs. Although some people prefer to do the work themselves, they may lack the time, energy or knowledge to take on such a big task and if done improperly, there would be damages from leaks and costly repairs needed. Let us do the hard work for you so you can rest easy knowing that you’ve hired hard-working and dedicated roofing professionals.
According to Forbes, the average cost to replace a roof isn’t cheap! Most people spend about $5,500 to $11,000, with the average being $8,000. If you’re going to spend so much money to make improvements to your home it would only make sense to hire someone with the knowledge and skills to do the job right so you can get the maximum amount of years out of it. The last thing you want is to put all of that money and hard work into something only to discover that there were errors in calculations or a misunderstanding of techniques that now require more work and money to correct.
Most roofs last between 15-20 years, if installed properly. However, asphalt shingles - which is the most common type of roof - often need repairs due to damage from the elements. Replacing your roof is something you will have to do at some point in the future. How do you know if you just need to repair or if it’s time to replace? It depends on the age of the roof and the damage to the shingles and structure underneath. Damage to small areas can usually be repaired but if the damage has affected about 25 - 30 percent of the roof, replacing it is probably the best option. A thorough assessment will show what is best for you at this time. Here are some common issues to look for to make that determination.
There are also many factors to consider when deciding which roof is right for you. There are numerous options to choose from in styles and colors of shingles and also whether you’re going to go with asphalt shingles or a metal roof. Haven’t thought of that? Check out our section Metal Roofing for more details to help you better understand the benefits. You’ll need to decide if you plan to spend less money now and deal with leaks, repairs and replacements for years to come or can you invest more money now and not have to deal with those issues for anywhere from 40 - 70 years!
Roofing is a time consuming and dangerous job. Homeowners need to make sure they have all of the permits required and know all of the codes to follow so your completed work will pass any inspections needed. Planning, prepping, installing and clean-up are just a few of the things to consider when deciding how you’re going to get the job done, yourself or hire a professional? Although we would love to assist with any of your needs, some homeowners are do-it-yourself type of people and there is no changing that. We’ve provided useful information for a beginner to know where to start in our Roof Installation section. Check it out and let us know if you have any questions.
Replacing your roof is not only necessary, it also adds resale value, can save on insurance in certain cases, can reduce energy bills, can provide tax benefits for home improvements and gives your home a whole new beautiful appearance. The downside is the cost. Make sure to inspect your roof after severe weather and especially after a hail storm to see if your insurance will assist with the costs. Timely filing after an occurrence is necessary for a lot of insurance companies so don’t delay if you feel there might be repairs needed.
Are you feeling unsure of where to start your project or how to decide which way to go is right for you? Call us today to receive a free estimate from experienced and trusted roofers. We are professionals who provide prompt service at reasonable prices. Our team will go above and beyond your expectations and let you know the best possible solution for your situation.
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