Does your home need a new roof? If so, you may want to take a look at this tips and advice article before you hire a roofing contractor. There are lots of things that you may not be told when it comes to your home’s roof. These things that can cost you more money, put your home at risk in the future, and also take much longer for the job to be complete. Although many reputable roofing contractors will be completely up front with you be weary of the ones that aren’t. I’ll compiled a few tips and advice for those who are considering a residential new roof installation on their home.
Residential New Roof Installation Tips and Advice
First thing you’ll want to do is make sure your home needs a new roof. Getting a new roof installed on your home can be expensive and really stressful. And many home owners just think they need a new roof when they actually don’t. Getting a few estimates or a roof inspection from a reputable roofing contractor will help determine if you need a new roof or not. Be sure to also take a look at one of our previous articles about how to determine if you need a new roof as well. Some of the things you’ll need to consider are:
- Age of the roof
- Climate conditions
- Trees and Branches above the roof
These are just some of the things that you’ll need to consider. It’s best to speak with a qualified roofing contractor about your roof first. I’ll go over some more tips below.
Get An Estimate Before Committing to a Project
Roofing contractors and home improvement contractors will sometimes give you an estimate for free. If so, be sure to take advantage of this. Most major roofing contractors will also give you details of the time the project will take and also how much labor and materials will cost separately. You can get estimates from several contractors for best results. Doing this will also help you understand just what your home needs. The estimates can also give you more insight as to what options may be available to you as well when getting a residential new roof installation done on your home.
What Determines the Price of a New Roof Installation?
One of the main determining factors for price of a residential new roof installation is materials. There can be a huge difference in materials cost and that difference is reflected in the price for the entire project. For instance, your home may need 20 squares of roofing. While discount roofing materials may allow you to purchase materials for $50 per square your materials cost is only $1,000. Then you can get top of the line roofing materials that cost $500 per square which is almost ten times as much. These are just some example figures and in no way corresponds with the price of a roof. I just wanted to demonstrate just how much roofing materials come into play.
One of the main determining factors for price of a residential new roof installation is materials.
When getting an estimate for a roof ask about different materials and the price difference between them. Chances are when you compare the two you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about. One thing to keep in mind is that higher quality materials may cost more, but they are higher quality. These higher quality roofing products usually look better and also have better warranties.
Determining The Length of the Roofing Project
You may be surprised but getting a residential new roof installation is fairly quick. Most professional roofing contractors such as the ones featured here at Ypsilanti Roofing Company can complete a roofing project on a residential home is as little as 2 days. For larger homes the time span may be a bit longer but almost all homes can have a roof installed in less than one week provided the home owners want standard roofing materials. For special order materials or products that time frame can vary greatly.
Want a Discount on Your Roofing Project?
Here at Ypsilanti Roofing Company we want to offer our readers a 10% discount on their roofing services. To get the discount simply fill in the Get a Quote form and submit it. We’ll provide your details to roofing contractors in your area which will contact you. It’s a great way to allow the roofing contractors to help you while giving you a discount.