Things to Consider When Replacing Your Roof
October 29, 2014 at 11:18 AM
So we’ve discussed the different roofing options you have as a homeowner, but we’d like to start off the fall season by discussing one of the things we do best, roof replacement, and what you should consider when hiring the professionals at H & S Roofing and Gutters to undertake the task.
There is a big difference between roof repair and roof replacement. If you’re experiencing some roof leaks, you will only, hopefully, need minimal repairs, depending on the extent of damage. But if your roof is experiencing extreme water leakage, due to disintegrating flashing or compromised shingles that have reached the end of their life, your roof should be stripped to the roof decking and a new, complete roof system is installed.
It’s not something most homeowners want to think about, but the roof is keeping your family safe and dry so take it seriously.
Generally, cost of a new roof is always the largest issue to consider for homeowners when it comes to all things roofing. Cost will always vary in roof replacement depending on the steepness of your roof, the chosen materials needed, the roofing contractor you’ve chosen, labor, licenses and how large the roof being covered is. Unfortunately, there is no quick or easy way to project the cost, but it will probably be $4-5,000 and up.
The next thing you should consider is the interruption to you and your family’s life. The process of roof replacement can last anywhere between a few days to a few weeks. Again, this will depend on the size of your roof, your roof complexity, the pitch and the weather.
Lastly, materials need to be chosen. Most homeowners will choose the shingles they are replacing. Whether you choose fiberglass/asphalt shingles, tile, metal or any of the options on the market, H & S Roofing and Gutters will gladly discuss exactly what you want out of your roof replacement and then offer a solution that best fits you and your family’s specific needs.
Remember: your roof is one of the most important components of your home. You and your family will live under your roof for many years, so it is important to make informed decisions when it comes to roofing replacements.