STAY SAFE AND WARM –
“WEATHER” OR NOT!
A damaged roof not only makes a bad impression and reduces your home’s value, it also allows wind, mold, and pests to enter your home. Rain leaking into your attic can even short-circuit wiring and spark an electrical fire.
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ShopARoof is your trusted source for local, skilled roofers. We’ll connect you with the repair and replacement experts who will restore your home’s lid to all its former glory. With quality installation and advice on the right roofing material for your home, our roofing contractor partners will be sure to keep your family is protected from the elements for decades to come.
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What to look for when shopping for a roofing contractor
VALUE, NOT PRICE
Don’t overpay, but it’s what you get for your money that counts. Decide for yourself if the greater sense of wellbeing and peace of mind they will bring is worth the additional cost of attractive architectural shingles, copper flashing, premium underlayment, or other upgrades.
Insist your contractor specifies the material you want. The list should include not only the shingle brand, weight, and color, but also the number and grade of plywood and felt underlays, flashing, sealants, and more. Your contract should include itemized pricing for all items.
The manufacturer’s quality assurance guarantee becomes worthless if the shingles, tiles, or other roofing materials is installed incorrectly. The roofer’s warranty on installation and labor is all-important. Long-term warranties with few limitations often are the mark of superior workmanship.
Roofing contractors stay in business only by offering fair prices and quality work. Local experience lends insight into what materials and installation techniques work best given local weather conditions. And local roofers will have local projects so you can easily inspect their work.
HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST?
Re-roofing an average-size U.S. home – about 1,700 square feet of roof – using 15-pound shingles will cost $5,500 to $10,000 on average. Using 30-pound shingles adds about $1,000. Roofing jobs using ceramic tiles, metal, or cedar shakes should cost about twice as much. Eave sealants, copper flashing, disposal of your old roofing material, and plywood underlayment replacement will add to the cost. Roof repairs general cost $300 to $1,500, depending on the extent of the damage.
HOW WILL THIS AFFECT MY HOME’S VALUE?
Replacing your roof with attractive, durable, professionally installed material adds about $4,500 to the average home’s selling price. A new roof pays additional dividends, such as generating curb appeal that helps your home sell more quickly, limiting marketing and Realtor fees. It also can increase the home’s insulation and energy efficiency, saving you money on air conditioning and heating bills.