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5 Factors to Consider Before Replacing a Roof

A new roof costs an average of $8,024 to install.

How long has it been since you have had your roof replaced? Are there any signs of damage? Do you have a local roofing contractor that comes out for regular inspections of your roof?

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5 Factors to Consider Before Replacing a Roof

These are all things to consider as a homeowner because regardless of the material, roofs can have leaks and be damaged over time.

Keep reading to learn about the factors to consider when replacing a roof:

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  1. Replacement Indicators

There are a few ways to determine if your roof needs to be replaced. You can do self-evaluation or hire a contractor to visit your home to conduct an evaluation of your roof.

Missing roof shingles can seem like a minor issue but if moisture is able to get underneath the surrounding shingles, the board beneath could begin to rot over time. Dark spots are also an indication of damage to the shingles.

  1. Materials for New Roof

There are several materials to choose from for your new roof. Depending on which one you choose, some provide better energy efficiency than others. Your climate and the weather elements surrounding your home affect the material choice as well.

Metal roofing is becoming a popular option due to its durability over time and extended life over an asphalt shingle option. Asphalt shingles are still a popular choice because they are cost-effective and not difficult to maintain.

There are many other materials that can be used depending on the style of home, such as red tiles.

  1. Removal of Old Roof

If you choose metal for your reroofing project, it can be installed over the top of asphalt shingles. While this is an option, you can also have the shingles torn off prior to installing the metal roof.

This will add labor and disposal costs to the project but will allow you to remove the shingles and check any potential issues with the boards beneath.

  1. Understand the Warranty

Considering the warranty options is important because not all coverage is equal. Knowing what the warranty covers prior to investing will save you from many headaches and stress in the long run.

Having a copy of the warranty available during the reroofing process and keeping it in a safe place after is always a good idea.

  1. Determining Who Will Be Replacing a Roof for You

Hiring the right roofing contractor is very important in the reroofing process. Ensuring that they can deliver on the project and complete quality work to keep your roof functional for many years to come is a consideration that should take time.

Looking for referrals from previous customers will help you figure out what the experience will be like working with the contractor.

Get Started Today

If you are considering replacing a roof, it is important to get started with the planning and budgeting for the project.

Carefully considering all of the options prior to beginning can save you stress during the reroofing process. Check out our blog for more informational articles like this.

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