A roof replacement can be a big project for most home-owners. But don’t cave-in on yourself! In the event of a roof collapse, or just an aesthetically-motivated roofing replacement, it’s nice to have an idea of what you can expect from the roof repair process.
Finding the right roofing contractors is the key to a great new roof. Many residential roofing businesses will help to consult you on some of the determining factors of your roof replacement. The size of your roof is an obvious point when considering the price of the job, but few people know that the pitch (steepness) of your roof affects the cost as well. (You can assume if your roof is very steep, you’re going to have to pay more to get somebody up there.)
The next step to finding the right roofing solutions for your home is to pick out the right materials. Asphalt, which costs around $120 per 100 square feet, is said to last 20 or more years. Slate (at $800-$1000 per 100 square feet), tile (at $300-$500 per 100 square feet), and metal (at $1500 per 100 square feet) are said to last 50 or more years. Depending on your price point, consider the lasting power of your roofing decision. Take note of what kind of material was used previously and try to avoid similar mistakes.
No matter what kind of roof you’re replacing (and with what material) it’s still going to be a big job. The best thing to do is avoid trying to tackle too much at once without the proper help. Finding the right general contractors to help with your roof replacement can save you the stress of having to do it all over again!