Having protected your home from damaging pests and weather elements, without fail, your roof will need to be replaced after about 15-20 years, or less, if it has been exposed to bad weather on a regular basis.
Depending on your choice of roofing materials, complexity of the roof design, its size and your location, keeping a roof over your house may cost a lot less or a lot more.
Prepare for this important home upgrading roofing Randolph NJ project and keep the costs involved under control with the following tips.
Depending on your choices, roof replacement costs, usually categorized into 3 general groups, can increase or decrease:
Cost of Roofing Materials: Everything from underlayment, shingles, protective coatings, flashing and drip edge among others.
Cost of Labor: Removing the existing roof and installing the new one requires skilled laborers.
Disposal Costs: After the existing roof is removed, it will need to be disposed as waste or recycled.
Before approaching any roof installation professionals find out more about the complexity and size of your home’s roof and decide on the roofing materials you want. Encouraging competitive pricing and keeping estimates consistent is much easier with these details.
100 square feet of roofing material is referred to as a “roofing square” in the roofing world; keep this in mind when going through cost estimates and researching roofing materials. Disposal and installation fees are most likely included in the cost estimate if you are dealing with a roofing Randolph NJ contractor.
Get Cost Estimates From A Number Of Roofers
Before making the final hiring decision, shop around and ask for local references, before getting quotes from a number of installers. Ask for warranties for the work done and materials used, and remember that the lowest bids might come with substandard results.
Find out whether the roofers under consideration carry the necessary licenses and insurance by consulting your local state consumer protection agency or building department.
Get The Timing Right
The late summer and fall season represents the busiest time of the year for roofers. You have a better chance of getting off season discounts or generally lower prices if you choose to have your roof replaced in spring or late winter.
Take Advantage Of Your Home Insurance
Roof damage not caused by neglect is covered by your homeowners insurance. Your insurance may therefore for instance cover the cost of having your roofing Randolph, NJ repaired after a hailstorm knocks some shingles loose.
Handle Some Of The Work On Your Own
Think about doing some of the work on your own. You can reduce the final cost of the project if you are not afraid of heights, have the necessary equipment and free time on your hands to remove the old roofing before the pros handing the installation of the new roof arrive. Before you get started though, make sure that you seek the approval of the contractor. You need to handle the disposal of the old roofing materials in addition to having to work tirelessly on this often risk and difficult work.
An Overlay Might Be An Option
Installing new shingles over existing ones is referred to as an overlay. This not only costs less than a replacement but also takes a shorter amount of time to complete, as the old roof remains in place.
However, overlays may render the manufacturer’s warranty void, so it is best to exercise due care when making this decision. Furthermore, due to the fact that numerous layers of roofing material will have to be removed in a future replacement, future replacement costs increase.