Your roof is going to need to be replaced someday. Over time, age will take its toll and cause structural instability, leaks and corrosion. Even the strongest, most well-maintained roofs will suffer enough deterioration that they need to be replaced with something newer and stronger.
Residential roof replacement is one of the many professional roofing services we offer here at A&B Commercial Roofing. We know that this is the kind of service no one ever wants to have done on their roof, but we make it as affordable and as convenient as possible.
When to Get Roof Replacement
There are two primary reason why a homeowner will request that we replace their roof- because it is in need of repairs or because they want a new look. Sometimes, a client will simply ask to have their roof replaced because they know that their old one is going to give them problems soon. It may have reached the end of its estimated lifespan, and they want to get a jump start on the problems before they happen.
Replacing a roof can be part of a remodel, and while it may not be necessary then, it can add real value to the home and make the homeowner feel much better about the look of the house. Not everyone gets the roof they want when they buy a home, and over the years they may be planning how they want their roof to look. Once they get the money together for it, they may ask us to re-roof their home and replace their old roof with their ideal one. It doesn’t have to be a structural issue that prompts the roof replacement, but we will still provide professional recommendations for our clients to let them know what we think will be the best choice for them.
You should have your roof inspected every year or so, or do the inspection on your own, if you feel comfortable enough doing so. You or your roofer will need to look for signs of wear during each inspection. Some problems can be patched up or fixed by replacing a few tiles or panels. Other times, the problem will be so severe that a full roof replacement will be the best option. Your roofer may decide that your roof has little life left in it, and seeing signs of serious damage, deterioration, rotting or other widespread problems is usually a good indicator that a replacement is a better choice than a patch job.
Look for signs like missing tiles, water stains and other indicators that your roof is just too damaged or too old to keep on your home in its present state. Consider the potential risks to your property if you don’t have your roof replaced soon. The cost of replacing the roof does not really increase with time, but the cost of damage to your property could increase if the roof becomes unsafe. Consider having your roof replaced as soon as you it makes sense to do so.
You’ll want to talk to your roofer about their recommendation and the pros and cons of replacing the roof. You should consider how different choices will affect the security of your home and how it could save you money to replace the roof rather than to try to keep patching it.
The Cost of Replacing Your Roof
How much will it cost to have your roof replaced? It’s definitely more expensive than patching up the roof. You will have a lot of labor costs to factor in, as the roofers will need to take off the old roof, prepare the underlying support system for the new roof and then install the new roof.
The cost of materials also factors in, and metal roofs are one of your cheapest options, while wood and stone are some of the more expensive ones. Each material comes with its own labor costs, so keep that in mind as you are trying to figure out the expenses.