Want to extend the life of your roof? Sure, who doesn’t! You can be able to do this by sealing the leaks off the roof or go a mile further in doing roof replacement.
The key to ensuring your roof’s longevity is spotting the damages early and attending to them as soon as possible. However, you should consider several factors as you ponder over whether to replace your roof or seal off the leaks.
Let’s look at some of them;
Does Your Roof Need Replacement?
Replacing your roof is no small task because there’s a cost involved. Of course, there are instances you could opt for other cheaper solutions, but at times you have to do a replacement. Here are some signs that your roof might need a replacement;
- Your roof is older than 20years
- Damaged flashing
- Daylight coming into the attic
- Roofing granules in the gutter
- Missing shingles
- Severe hail damage
How Much does Reroofing Cost?
There are several things to consider when determining how much a new roof will cost.
First, think about what materials you’ll use, if you’re working on a tight budget, asphalt shingles will be the go-to material, as it costs the lowest. For luxury materials such as slate and tile, your budget will have to be able to handle $1,500 for every ten by 10-foot area.
Next, consider the size of your roof. The larger the roof, the more material will have to be used to cover it. You also have to consider the roof installation’s labor because a more extensive roof will take a longer time to complete.
Finally, how steep is your roof? A steep roof is more challenging to work on, so that will impact labor costs. Working around obstructions will also add to the cost.