What can you expect to pay for a roof replacement? It’s an impossible question to answer without specifics, but we will help give you an idea!
As you can imagine, roofs have many variables — what materials are used, the size of the roof, and the possibility of insurance coverage — are just a few of the things that impact cost. The nationwide average cost of a new roof is $7,800, though that number can vary wildly.
The majority of roofs have a lifespan of about 15 years, so shopping for a new roof is a relatively rare endeavor. Based on this, it stands to reason that many people are not fully informed about their roofing options and have many questions … and why the Celtic Clan is happy to use our expertise to help.
Should I just repair my roof?
Maybe… But take a few things into consideration when making this decision:
The age of your roof — An older roof that needs extensive repair will not cost less, and you’ll likely need to replace it anyway pretty soon. Investing in a new roof could save you costly and temporary repairs, as well as your sanity.
The amount of damage on your roof — Got a small leak? Repair it! Got granule loss from hail damage? Replace it! (And let us help guide you through the insurance claim process … www.CelticRoofing.com/
Plans to sell your home — Would you rather buy a home with a NEW roof or a RECENTLY REPAIRED roof? Yes, a buyer feels the same way.
So, what is included in the cost of a roof replacement?
Normally, all these services are included in the replacement of a roof. Know them so you can compare estimates, and rest assured that you will be covered. Oh, and be sure to have a signed contract with your roofer, calling out all the specifics.
Tear off of the existing roof unless (in a few instances) the new roof will be set over the old one
Repair/replace the roof decking — Check out www.CelticRoofing.com/what-is-
redecking to learn more about this vital aspect of your roof
Installation of the new roof material
New drip edging
Possible replacement of gutter and downspouts
Ice dam protection — Check out CelticRoofing.com/the-dreaded-
ice-dam to learn more
The old roofing materials hauled away, never to be seen again
Full site cleanup — We want it to look better than when we arrived!
A few more things …
Make certain that your roofer is licensed and insured. Please don’t buy into the “we just have a ton of experience and don’t need a license” line. Working with an unlicensed roofer can not only cost you fines (as he probably will not be pulling the correct permits, and the Town won’t be happy about that) but it can also void your manufacturer’s warranty for your roofing material. Not to mention the fact that someone could be injured on the job — yikes! We think you get the point — License and insurance, please!
Are you a handyman, intrigued by the idea of replacing your own roof?
Join the club! That is why we do what we do, so we totally get it. However, besides the obvious benefit of personal accomplishment, there may not be too many more reasons to DIY this job. In theory, you may think it’ll save money. But in reality, it will likely cost you more (as well as a huge headache, and possibly your marriage). There is enormous potential for things to go awry, and as it’s virtually impossible to replace a roof singlehandedly, you’d better have some amazing friends who will give up a week to lend a hand. (And you thought it was hard finding someone to help you move…)
Will insurance cover the cost of my new roof?
That’s impossible to answer given the variables. However, now is a good time to look over your policy and determine things like the deductible, any exclusions (typically an old or neglected roof will not be covered) and the claim process. Celtic loves working with homeowners and insurance adjusters to ensure that your home is restored to its prime condition. Added bonus — a new roof will typically lower your homeowners’ insurance premiums. Yes, please!
Without sounding too sales-y, you need to give us a call. The Celtic Clan has decades of experience with roofing and homeowners just like you. Let us take a look at your roof (can you say FREE inspection!), answer your questions, and get you some numbers.
Call us today to set up an appointment: 720.270.1300