January 17, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About A New Roof

Do I need a new roof?

A new roof is a large renovation for almost any home. It’s worth noting whether a repair is needed, or to replace to entire roof. Small leaks, holes, and worn shingles are just a few things that would warrant a patch job to fix. A fire, tree felling, or just natural long-term weathering are some of the reasons a home owner would need to replace the entire roof. Be sure to have an expert inspect the roof to see what needs to be done to ensure a healthy and quality roof. 


How much does a new roof cost?

The overall cost of a new roof will vary upon many factors. Things like your roof’s pitch, meaning the steepness or angle, the current condition of your roof, the material choice for your shingles, and how many layers of shingles you have. It is important to have a roofing expert come out to give you a quote. It is also important to assess for yourself what your budget is and choose alongside the help of an expert, what would be best for your home and your wallet. 


What type of roof should I get?

This is a common question that homeowners struggle with. The roof you should get on your house should fit the overall style and design of your home. Taking aspects like longevity, materials, and inclement weather protection are things someone in the market for a new roof should consider. Different roof types provide different protection so if you live in a region that experiences yearly heavy snowfall or powerful hailstorms, it would be ideal to choose a roof type that can withstand those forces. This will ensure you save money on damages to your roof and overall home.


How long will my new roof last?

The strongest roofs will eventually reach their limit. The range of lifespan is all dependent on the material used, maintenance, weather, and quality of construction and installation. Materials like slate, copper and tile can last upwards of 50 years with proper care. The usual standard for homes are asphalt shingles, which will last 20 years or so. But with a longer lifespan, comes a higher price tag. Ensure that the roof you choose fits within your budget. 


What should I do to prepare for my new roof being installed?

Roofing is a time-consuming process with a lot of hard work involved. It’s important to prepare properly for when the contractors start their construction. Be sure to remove things that could break easily from shelving and the tops of surfaces close to the construction. The constant vibrations from construction equipment could cause things to fall and break. Be sure that all vehicles are either in the garage or parked in the street. This will not only allow the contactors ample space to move materials and equipment, but it will also ensure that no accidental falling debris will hit your car. This easy preparation will let the roof construction process run smoothly and effectively.