How Much Will Your New Roof Cost?
When you know it’s time to replace the roof on your home, the first questions that usually comes to mind is “How much is it going to cost?”
You know it’s not pocket change, but you also know how important a stable roof is when it comes to protecting everything under your roof…especially your family.
Having an understanding of all the things you must consider when planning for the cost of a new roof will help avoid “sticker shock” when you reach the “bottom line”.
What it Takes to Replace Your Roof
- The Big Question: Will you do the work or will you hire a professional roofer? Many homeowners choose to do their own re-roofing, thinking they will save money. But keep in mind, roofing is more than just slapping some shingles down. You must consider that you may need to do additional work that you may not recognize or understand. If it’s not done correctly, your costs will go up when you need to hire someone to do what you didn’t understand needed to be done:
- Plywood replacement
- Chimney repairs or repointing
- Skylight repairs
- Flashing repair or replacement
- Gutter repair
- The Size and Pitch of Your Roof: It goes without saying, the size of your roof affects the cost of a new roof, but a steeply pitched roof can affect the difficulty of the installation as well as the cost.
- The Preparation: On occasion, homeowners can have a new roof installed over an existing roof, but for the greatest majority, old roofs need to be removed.
- This involves removing the old shingles, and underlayment, along with any nails or staples left behind.
- Then all the debris needs to be properly disposed of, which involves a dumpster and “dumping” costs.
- Next is an assessment of your roof’s foundation and components to make sure everything is in good condition. For example, if the plywood is wet, bowed or rotted, it may need to be replaced.
- Roofing Materials: Choosing the type of roofing is not just about function, but your roof also adds to the overall visual appeal of your home, so you have a variety of choices, each with a different quality and cost:
- Asphalt shingles that come in many colors and shapes
- Wood shake shingles
- Clay or slate tiles
- Gutter and Flashing: When replacing your roof, it’s a good time to assess the condition of your rain gutters and your flashing. Because roofs aren’t typically replaced frequently, your gutters and flashings have the opportunity to deteriorate and need to be repaired or replaced.
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