While replacing your roof may not be quite as exciting as remodelling a kitchen or guest room, you need to consider the fact that it is a substantial home improvement investment. Purchasing a new roof only comes around twice, if not once in a lifetime, which is why many homeowners are still unfamiliar with the whole process.
There are numerous questions to cover when it comes to installing a new roof, and while we certainly won’t be able to cover all of them, we’ve listed some of the most frequently asked questions in roofing.
When do I Need a New Roof?
When it comes to the older wood shakes and roofing shingles, there is typically a lifespan from as few as 15 years to as many as 30, depending on the quality of materials, how it was installed, the location and tree cover of your home. Check your roof for warning signs if you are unsure. These include:
Does this Mean Total Roof Replacement?
It depends on the state of your roof, just how bad the shingles are and whether your previous roofing contractor did a decent job at installing the whole roofing system properly.
Roofing shingles can often be repaired if the damage has failed to affect their integrity, but if they are decaying because of age it is generally a good idea to replace it using a trusted roofing specialist.
How Much Does a New Roof Cost?
There are a number of factors that go into determining the cost of a new roof, including the professionalism and standards delivered by your roofing contractor, the materials you choose to use, the size of your new roof as well as the slope and the shape of the roofline expected to be installed.
Be sure not to choose something purely based on cost, as the price is certainly not the only factor to consider. The materials and workmanship involved in a new roof installation have extreme value, so be sure to hire an affordable specialist with quality solutions. Get a quote here.
What Else Will I Have to Replace?
Many people beg the question as to whether their gutters and downspouts will need to be replaced at the same time that your roof does.
If they are in good knick then they can be worked around, and without any damage through removing and reinstalling them.
How Long Will It Take to Install?
There are obviously a few variables that come into play when it comes to the time taken to install a roof, such as the current condition of the roof and the weather.
The time it will take to have your new roof up and ready will differ from home to home so it is hard to say, however, you can rest assured that once we determine how long it will take us according to your house’s specs it won’t be late – and if it is, it’s on the house! Click here to start your journey to a newer, better roof!