When it comes to home improvement projects, there are few things as daunting as the thought of installing a new roof. How much will it cost? How long will it take? What kind of contractor do you need?
There are so many questions to ask, and plenty of obstacles that can stand in your way. This FAQs guide on new roofs includes answers to some of the most commonly asked questions related to this challenging home improvement project, such as how much does it cost and what materials do you need?
Should I get my roof repaired or replaced? 🤔
The first important decision to make when you’re considering whether or not to repair or replace your roof is to assess the damage. If you have minor damage that can be repaired, then you may want to consider having it repaired. Repairing your roof can be less expensive and will extend its life.
On the other hand, if you have major damage that cannot be repaired in any way then you’ll need to decide if it’s more cost-effective and affordable for you to replace your roof instead of repairing it. It’s best practice to contact a professional to make their own assessment of the damages and what action to take.
What’s the difference between asphalt and metal roofs? 🏡
When you’re considering your choice of materials for your roofing, it can be helpful to know the difference between asphalt shingles and metal roofs.
The first thing to keep in mind is the weather consideration – metal roofs are often preferred in more extreme weather conditions than asphalt shingles. Although they cost more upfront, many people say that they last longer and offer better protection from high winds or heavy rain. Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing material, that is cost-effective but also very resilient to inclement weather and storms.
Is there any way to make my roof last longer? ⏳
It’s true that roofs have been getting less durable in recent years. A roof made from PVC will not last nearly as long as a traditional roof. However, longevity is just one of many factors to consider when you are shopping for your new roof.
If you want the best value for your money and want to keep your investment low over the life of the product then you may want to go with an asphalt shingle instead of PVC or other more expensive materials.
How much does it cost to replace my roof? 💳
The price of materials will depend on the type of roofing material you choose and the size of your roof. For example, ceramic tiles are typically more expensive than asphalt shingles.
A typical asphalt shingle roof can cost between $5-$12 per square foot installed. For an average house (2,000 sq. ft.), that would be $10-24K to replace all the shingles on your roof. The price is circumstantial depending on the size of your home, and a roofing professional could quote you accurate pricing.
When should I start looking for a new roof? ⚠
It’s important to start looking for a new roof as soon as you notice that your current one is starting to show signs of wear and tear. The longer you wait, the more it will cost to fix the damage.
If you’re not sure if there are any damages yet, schedule an inspection with a professional roofer. If your roof is older than 20 years old, it is at the end of its lifecycle and a new roof will be needed to ensure safety.
How long does it take to complete a roof installation? 🔨
The average time it takes to install a new roof is about 5-10 days. However, the time will vary based on the size and complexity of the roof.
The more complex your roof’s features are, the longer it may take to complete installation. This also depends on the size of the team and the capabilities of the professional replacing the roof.
Are you in need of a new roof installed? contact us for your free consultation today!