The 3 Best Ways To Save Money On Your New Roof
Purchasing a new roof is not something you suddenly decide to do. Your roof is of course one of the most important parts of your home and it’s wise to learn more about the process.
And more than likely, this could be a new experience for you. Even experienced homeowners aren’t knowledgeable about the costs of roofing materials or the labor involved!
So we thought we’d tell you a little about the process of replacing your new roof and the costs that will be involved……
Roofing Jobs Are Calculated By The Cost Per Square Foot Of Roofing
The average price to replace asphalt shingles is in the range of $3 to $5 per square foot.
When you get into other materals like metal, tile, or slate the costs can rise to as much as $15 per square foot.
This is why so many homes use the classic asphalt shingles! And here at ACP roofing, we only use a 30 year shingle that’ll last for that length of time against any weather elements.
What’s Covered In The Costs Per Square Foot?
A roof replacement job must account for all areas of replacing a roof.
This can include the labor to remove the old shingles or other materials, and then to install the new roofing materials.
It’s not only the shingles or tiles either. It’s also the felt, drip edge, protective coatings, and other materials that go underneath.
Lastly, there is also the job of properly disposing of the old roofing materials.
Every estimate will include the costs of each part of the job, but the cost per square foot is a standard measure of what roofing jobs will cover.
How Inexperienced Contractors Mishandle These Costs
In our line of work we’ve had to fix lots of mistakes left by other crews. These mistakes will mostly come from not being able to see what materials a job may need, or trying to go on the cheap and pocket the savings.
Some of the problems that can start from not using the right materials can include various types of water damage from leaks, damaged shingles from violent storms, and even mold.
Another big problem is that your insurance company may not cover these future problems after you’ve had someone else come in and work on your roof. They’ll point to the estimate they received and say that you didn’t include the costs of the materials you actually needed!
How The Age Of Your Home Affects The Costs Of Roofing
Every home is different, and the cause of your roofing problems can start for a variety of reasons. Roofing issues are closely related to the age of your home, and it can affect both newer and older homes.
When you’re ready to make a claim to your insurance company, it’s wise to look into how they cover damages when the age is an issue.
Basically, there’s a lot more work that can be covered on an older home, while a newer home can have damages covered only under certain conditions.
It’s expected that a home’s roof be replaced every 20 to 30 years, and your homeowners insurance will normally cover the costs involved if your home qualifies.
Would You Like Us To Inspect Your Roof And See If Your Homeowners Insurance Could Help Cover The Costs?
Then please visit our contact page and set an appointment for a roof inspection! More information can be found on the contact page.
Setting an appointment only takes a few minutes, at most, and you will learn exactly what the costs will be after the inspection is completed.