Roof Replacement Cost
Chances are, it’s probably time for a new roof, or at least close to it. Most homeowners have to replace their roof at least once throughout their lifetime. A replacement will be expensive, but the investment will payoff over the years. Here’s what you can expect when it comes to roof replacement cost in Fairview, TX:
What will the total cost be?
First of all, many factors go into roof replacement:
Size– Obviously, the larger the roof is, the more expensive it’ll be. Roofing companies usually measure by roofing square rather than square feet. For instance, a 10 ft. by 10 ft. area is equal to one roofing square.
Pitch– Basically the slope of a roof. You may hear a roofing contractor mention a 12:6 pitch. This means that for every 12 inches of roof surface, there is a 6 inch elevation. Naturally, a steeper roof will increase the overall cost compared to a flat roof because installation will be more difficult for the steep roof.
Material– Materials hold the bulk of the roof replacement expenses. Shingles, in order of least expensive to most expensive, are: asphalt, wood, metal, tile, slate. Affordability is one of the main reasons that you see asphalt shingles used so often throughout U.S. homes.
Removal– An aspect of roof replacement that isn’t thought about as often. The removal of the old material is time-consuming; because of this, roofing contractors will charge quite a bit for the labor. Expect between $100 and $150, per square.
Accessibility– Similar to pitch, some roofs are much tougher to climb than others. Roofers may need extra equipment to simplify the job and keep it safe. A two-story home with a steep roof will cost more than a one-story with a flatter roof.
The point is…
Each roof is different. Just like every contractor is different. That’s why it’s important to get multiple estimates to see how each compares.
For traditional asphalt singles, expect a roof replacement costing between $3,000 to $7,000. Wood will cost more than asphalt and metal will be more than double that price. Tile and slate are definitely the most costly roofing materials. We’ll go into detail on how the price of each shingle type is determined a bit further on…
Hiring the best person for the job
Much of how successful a roofing replacement is depends on the quality of contractor. That being said, your main responsibility is to hire the proper contractor for the job. When you do, the process should go very smoothly, and you probably won’t have to get too involved there on out.
How do you hire the perfect contractor?
Make sure he/she is licensed
A license speaks for the contractor’s qualification, with regards to their knowledge and training. The time and effort that a contractor puts into getting a license speaks for the effort and time he/she will put forth on your project.
Licensed roofers care about their reputation and, more importantly, perfecting their knowledge and skills of roof repair and replacement. As a homeowner, choosing a licensed contractor over a non-licensed one is the best choice for you.
See what others have to say about the contractor
Reviews and testimonials don’t mean everything, but they’re definitely something to consider when looking for a contractor. All you need to do is Google a company’s name and you’ll have access to tons reviews, including those patricularly sponsored by Google. Keep in mind that some customers are hard to please, even if the service is completed properly. Just make sure that you don’t let one bad review negate many good ones.
Some contractors’ websites will include customer testimonials on their webpages. You’ll see some good things said by customers regarding the contractor’s work. But again, while reviews and testimonials are only part of the hiring process, it’s still worth getting a general for the companies and helping weed out some companies.
Ask for samples of their work
There is nothing more telling than the contractor’s actual work. A well-prepared contractor will bring samples of his/her work when meeting with you to discuss your roof replacement. He/she will walk you through successfully completed projects and show you examples of work done on roofs that are similar to the one you have.
You might even get the chance to visit one of the contractor’s clients’ home. That is, if the client allows you to. If you do get the chance, you’ll benefit from an up-close look of the contractor’s work quality.
The Cost of Replacing an Asphalt Shingle Roof
Earlier we mentioned that asphalt roofing will cost between $3,000 and $7,000 to replace. This is on the lower end of the spectrum of prices of roofing materials that are available.
Why is asphalt so affordable?
It protects well against most things but is’t the most unique material. Asphalt roofing should last about 20-25 years, protect well against hail amd other inclement weather situations, and keep a home insulated. Asphalt roofs re commonly used on North Texas homes because of their functionality and affordability.
Asphalt is a great roofing material as long as you keep it maintained. When you get to the point that you’ve had it for more than 10 years, start having it inspected once every other year. It’s also a good idea to have your roofing insected after a long and intense hail season. Remember that asphalt isn’t meant to be unique or last forever. It’s just a simple and solid roofing material that will protect your home for a decent amount of time.
The Cost of Replacing a Wood Roof
Wood shake shingles are a bit more expensive than asphalt shingles. Wood is natural and is therefore more visually appealing than asphalt. You can expect the price range of wood to be around $3.50 to $9.00 per square foot.
Wood shingles are considered more high-end because of their composition and difference in texture. Both wood shingle and wood shakes are guaranteed to protect your roof for an average of 30 years. Out of all the types of roofing material, wood shingles will require the most maintenance. If moisture is allowed to settle in, wood shingles can rot and start to grow mold.
Upon settling on and preparing to buy wood roofing, the manufacturer should provide you with tips on how to maintain your wood shingle. You’ll want to take a look at any areas of the roof that are constantly in the shade. you’ll also probably want to inspect it after heavy rainstorms.
The Cost of Replacing a Metal Roof
With metal roofing, you’re looking talking about between $6.00 – $16.00 per square foot ($600 – $1,600 per roofing square). The reason that metal is about twice the price of asphalt/wood roofing is that its expected lifetime is twice that of asphalt/wood. Metal roofing is expected to last between 50-75 years before needing replacement.
Hail might slightly scratch the surface, but it won’t ever cause any serious damage. Rain isn’t a threat, nor is snow. Metal reflects heat away from its surface, so your energy bills will be lower and your home will be more comfortable. Metal roofing can be tricky for design purposes, but roofing experts should be able to have it installed in no time.
The Cost of Replacing a Tile Roof
Tile is an extremely unique type of roofing material. It’s much more showy than asphalt roofing and the opposite of metal roofing with regards to its build. Clay/concrete tile will cost you between $6.00 – $35.00 per square foot. The installation costs will likely be significant as well, as tile is quite heavy.
Despite the price, you’ll benefit from roofing that will last about 50 years, possibly even longer if the weather cooperates. Tile roofing can withstand hot conditions, such as North Texas summers. There’s a widespread misconception that tile can’t protect very well against hail; however, it’s actually quite a resilient material. However, repairing a broken tile can be costly.
The Cost of Replacing a Slate Roof
Slate is the ultimate roofing material. It’s appealing, sturdy, and virtually indestructable, as far as roofing goes. Of course, these benefits come at a cost. Pricing for slate roofing ranges between $1,000 – $4,000 per square foot. Similar to tile, slate is heavy and has to be installed by roofing experts. Make sure that the contractor you select for your project has experience with installing slate roofing, as not all contractors do.
Slate roofing can last between 75 and 100 years. It’s not likely that you’ll ever need new roofing after getting a slate roof. Additionally, if you ever do decide to move, slate roofing will add significant value to your home. It’s never a trade-off between quality and visual appeal when it comes to slate; it’s a matter of necessity for homeowners. Many homeowners feel that asphalt roofing is the best choice for their family and personal budget.
While this is comepletely understandable, there’s much to be said about roofing that lasts forever and requires very little maintenance.
The location of your home matters! It won’t significantly affect roofing prices, but it will somewhat. The good news is that Fairview is a mostly suburban city. Seeing as how many homeowners there are in the city, there’s always going be demand for roofing services. Summit Roof has the supply to meet the demand. Our GAF-certified products are the best on the market. Needless to say, you’ll have aa plethora of choices at your disposal.
Summit Roof Service Inc.
Summit Roof can install all types of roofing. Our team will give you a fair estimate and replace your roof perfectly. We’ve served Fairview, TX for more than 25 years!
Contact Summit Roof today to discuss your roof replacement at (972) 715-1655!
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