In the United States, the national average cost of a new roof is around $8000. However, most people purchase a roof within the range of $5000 to $11,000. The costs can vary based on numerous factors such as your property type, property size, roof insurance, roof shape, and labor costs.
The average duration of a roof replacement is one to two days for an average residence (3000 square feet or less). However, replacement duration depends on the extent of damage, weather conditions, roof size, and accessibility of your home.
If your roof has a higher number of facets with a steeper pitch, it may take longer to replace than a simpler roof with two facets. Some roofs may thus require three to five days to replace. In the case of adverse weather conditions, heavy structural damage, and complexity, replacing a roof could take as long as three weeks.
Having your roof inspected is the best way to prevent further damage to your roof and identify any potential problems. It is ideal to have your roof inspected twice every year by a professional. Once during spring, and once during fall when the weather is milder. This is great to ensure your roof can withstand the harsher weather.
Most city codes and buildings impose limits on the number of roof shingle layers a property can have. Some areas only allow for one roof layer, while in Portland, the current building code allows up to three roof layers. Do note that the number of roof layers is also dependent on the roof materials. Cedar and tile roofs are only allowed to have one layer.
Replacing or repairing your roof can be an expensive and tedious affair. You should first identify any signs of damage and if identified early, your roof will only need minor repairs rather than replacing the entire roof.
These signs of damage include leaks, natural damage from harsh weather, improper ventilation, installation problems, missing shingles, extensive algae or moss growth, mold, or sagging. If there is extensive structural damage then a roof replacement would be better. If your roof only has minor damages and is still relatively new, repairing it should suffice.
The busiest season for roofing contractors is usually between late spring to early summer and between late summer and fall. However, roofing materials are usually cheaper in winter when demand is low. The best roofing contractors are available all year round.
Each season has its advantages and disadvantages for roof installation but the winter season is the most difficult for roof replacement or installation. The best time to get a new roof is when you have planned and evaluated which roof is best for your property. When your roof has early signs of structural damage and problems, this could be an indication for you to get a new roof.
Most studies have found that a new roof generally adds value to a person’s property. However, the amount of value and investment return or profit level varies depending on several factors. The three most important factors in how much value a roof will add to your home are the condition of your existing roof, the new roof material, and the market conditions.
Your roof can affect your energy bills. If your roof is structurally damaged, and not well insulated, it could result in the controlled air leaving your house or air from outside coming in. This results in temperature fluctuations which causes your utilities to work longer and harder, increasing your energy bill.
All our contractors have undergone extensive training and have met the necessary qualifications. They are also aware of the various building regulations, and are licensed, and insured.
If you need roofing services such as roof repair, installation, or inspection, do not hesitate to contact us today!