Roof Replacement Process
On average, asphalt shingle roofs last about 20 to 25 years, and wood or shake roofs make it closer to 30 years. While your roof may suffer damage from hail, snow, rain, and more if it is well maintained, it should reach its expected lifespan. Unfortunately, no matter how well taken care of your roof is, there will come a time when roof replacement is necessary.
What to Expect From Contractors
Contractors should be licensed and insured. They should have references and testimonials available for you to view, proving that they are experts at roofing repair and replacement. Throughout the project, you can expect the contractor to conduct quality inspections to ensure a high standard of workmanship is being met. A good contractor will communicate with you often and make sure everything is going as planned.
How to Choose Roofing Materials
There are a variety of roofing materials available. When choosing the right material, you have to consider style, budget, and durability. Asphalt shingles are affordable, durable, and look good on most homes, making it the most common choice for homeowners. Wood shingles are beautiful, and even as the roof ages into a gray or soft silver, it still looks great. Wood shingles, however, are a more expensive option and do require more maintenance than asphalt.
How to Stay Within Budget
To remain within budget, you need to stick to a plan. During your first consultation, discuss the budget. We can assist you in finding the right roofing materials for your price point. When you plan you’re your budget, be sure to consider future costs such as maintenance and repairs. Plan out how you want to spend your money. For instance, would you prefer to pay more in maintenance every year if it means you have an extra five to 10 years before paying for a replacement? These are the factors you need to consider you begin your roof replacement project.