The worst thing for a homeowner to find out is that the roof needs to be replaced. Not only will the cost go through the roof, but the stress will send you through the roof! It is therefore unfortunate that if you own a home you will have to get it replaced at least once in your lifetime. If you live in an area of the United States with rugged weather conditions, the number of roof replacements you will need only increases. Some homeowners insurance policies offer roof replacement, but thankfully many others do. You should make a phone call or read over your policy terms to find out if you are eligible for a roof replacement.
However no matter what your method of payment will be, choosing the most durable and eye pleasing choice is crucial. Try not to base buying choices off of emotion, as it usually leads to making a purchase too quickly without much thought prior. You never want this to be the case with a roof replacement. As a homeowner this is the biggest expenditure you will have to make. It is not uncommon for a roof replacement to cost you thousands of dollars. Roofing products today are manufactured with long-term efficiency and many come with manufacturing warranties. The lifetime of less expensive materials like asphalt shingles can be up to thirty years.
Unfortunately manufacturing warranties do not cover workmanship, so it is important to find a company to replace your roof accurately and effectively. Hire a company that can offer a written warranty for materials and workmanship. To choose the right material for your roof replacement you have to consider your geographical area and weather conditions, the lifetime of the material if installed accurately, and the style of the material. Going with the prettiest and most expensive choice is not always the correct option for your home.
You can find asphalt shingles for sale anywhere from $1 to $4 per square foot, based on the style and color you choose. The more expensive but more popular three dimensional asphalt shingles are more eye-pleasing and offer a longer lifespan than regular asphalt shingles, making it quite the resourceful choice. Tile and slate roofing can last up to 100 years and is also quite pleasing to the eye. Unfortunately they can be very expensive, and because of their heavy weight requires some sort of structural support. In addition, leaking is common if the roof is not installed properly, and finding a leak in a tile or slate roof is difficult to do. Therefore it is important your installed is licensed and is able to correctly install slate, clay, concrete, or rubber roofing tiles.
Another popular roof replacement material is metal. Metal roofing in general will last anywhere from forty to fifty years. If you decide to go with copper roofing you can count on it lasting up to 100 years. Metal roofing ranges in price from $3 to $10 per square foot, which can be costly depending on what type of metal you go with. However metal roofing needs very little maintenance which means no extra cost! Special additives and coating are used by manufacturers of metal roofs to help prevent denting and fading.
Roof replacement may be a stressful expense, but it gives you the opportunity to upgrade your home while also increasing the value and overall appeal. When you replace old materials with the newest and best materials the result is a beautiful new roof.