New Roof Costs: What You Need to Know

Cost is one of the considerations you have to have when it comes to getting a new roof.  While some homeowners can be masters of D.I.Y. and have all the time in the world to replace their roofs, most of the time, it is advisable to hire a professional to do the job.

new roofIt is a given that by hiring a professional “Roofer/s” means costing you more, but this can ensure efficiency and accuracy with the work to be done.  As mentioned in the article, the current cost of roof replacement is per square foot of space and your roof can have anywhere between 22 to 26 squares.  Aside from the actual material of the new roofs that you will use, you also have to consider the charges for the labor in removing the old roof and shingles (some roofs have single and double layers) and the labor charges for placing the new roofs.

Some common materials being used for roof replacement are the following:

  • Asphalt or Composite: Popular choice due to the durability.
  • Roll Roofing: made of asphalt and has the advantages of being both lightweight and fairly simple to install.
  • Metal Roofing: despite the high-cost, it is eco-friendly, durable and does not attract termites.
  • Slate Roofing: made of real stone.

If you need more information on what to choose as your new roofing material, always consult your roofer/s for the best suggestion.