Frisco Roof Replacement Cost
Roof Replacement Cost
If you’re reading this, chances are that you need a roof repair or replacement. Most homeowners will go through at least one roof replacement throughout their lifetime. A replacement won’t exactly be cheap, but the investment will have a great payoff. Here are some aspects to consider when thinking about the cost of roof replacement in Frisco, TX:
What will the total cost be?
First off all, several aspects should be considered for a roof replacement:
Size– As you’d expect, the larger the roof, the more expensive the replacement. Roofing companies normally measure by roofing square as opposed to square feet. For instance, a 10 ft. by 10 ft. area will equal one roofing square.
Pitch– Essentially, the slope of a roof. You may hear a roofer mention a 12:6 pitch. This means that, for every 12 inches of roof surface, there is a 6 inch elevation. Naturally, a steep roof will add more to the overall cost than a flat roof because installation will be more difficult.
Material– Materials make up most of a project’s expenses. In order of least expensive to most expensive shingles are: asphalt, wood, metal, tile, and slate. Affordability is the main reason that you see asphalt shingles used so commonly on homes across the U.S.
Removal– An often overlooked aspect of a roof replacement project. The removal of the old material is tedious, so roofing contractors will charge a decent amount for the labor. You can expect between $100 and $150 per roofing square.
Accessibility– Similar to pitch, some roofs are much harder to climb than others. Roofers may need additional equipment to keep the job safe. A two-story home with a steep roof will cost more than a one-story with a flatter roof.
The point is that every roof is different and every contractor is different. That’s why it’s important to get multiple quotes to see how each compare.
For traditional asphalt roofing, expect a roof replacement cost of between $3,000 to $7,000 for the entire project. Wood will cost on the higher end of that range and metal will be more than double the price. Tile and slate are, by far, the most expensive of roofing materials. We’ll go into detail on how the price of each shingle type is determined a bit further down.
Hiring the right person for the job
So much of roofing replacement success depends on the reputability of a contractor and the quality of their work. As such, your main responsibility is to hire the right contractor for the project. Once you do that, the process should go very smoothly and you shouldn’t have to get too involved.
How do you hire the perfect contractor?
Make sure he/she is licensed
A license speaks for qualification, as it shows that they have knowledge and training. The effort and time that a contractor puts into obtaining a license speaks for the effort and time he/she will put into your project.
Licensed roofers care about their reputation, and, more importantly, fine-tuning their skills and experience of roof repair and replacement. As a homeowner, choosing a licensed contractor over a non-licensed one is the better choice.
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 have to do is Google a roofing company’s name and you’ll have access to Google Reviews. Keep in mind that some customers can be hard to please, even when a project is complted properly. Therefore, don’t let one bad review outshine many good ones.
Some contractor websites will include customer testimonials. You’ll see some encouraging words said by customers regarding the contractor’s work. Again, reviews and testimonials are only a part of the hiring process, but it’s worth getting that first impression and maybe even weeding out a few contractors who don’t meet expectations.
Ask for work samples
There is nothing more telling than proven work. A prepared contractor will bring work samples when meeting with you to discuss a roof replacement. He/she will walk you through some of their successful projects and show you examples of work done on roofs that are similar to yours.
You might even have the chance to visit the home of one of the contractor’s clients. It all depends on whether or not the homeowner allows it. If you do get the chance, you’ll benefit from an up-close look at the contractor’s quality of work.
Cost of Replacing an Asphalt Shingle Roof
We mentioned earlier that asphalt roofing will cost between $3,000 and $7,000 to replace. That is on the lower end of available roofing materials.
Why is asphalt so affordable?
It does everything well but isn’t exactly the most unique material. The material lasts for around 20-25 years, does a solid job of guarding against hail, and keeps a home insulated. Asphalt roofs are so common throughout North Texas homes because they are affordable and economical.
In all honesty, asphalt is a great material if you keep it well-maintained. Once it passes the 10-year mark, have it inspected once every year or so. It’s also a good idea to have asphalt inspected after a severe storm season. Asphalt is not meant to stand out or last forever. It’s simply a solid, reliable roof that is worthy of a homeowner’s investment.
Cost of Replacing a Wood Roof
Wood shingles and wood shakes will be slightly more expensive to replace than asphalt. The material is more authentic and is, therefore, more visually pleasing than the more simple asphalt. You can expect a price range of around $3.50 to $9.00 per square foot for wood roofing.
Wood shakes will weigh on the higher end because of their composition and slight difference in texture. Both wood shingle and wood shakes should protect your roof for up to 30 years. The roofing type will require the most maintenance when compared to other types. Wood can rot and have mold growth if moisture is able to seep through and settle.
The manufacturer should have plenty of tips on how to maintain your wood roofing. You’ll want to pay close attention to any areas of the roof that are constantly in the shade. You’ll also want to have it inspected after a string of heavy storms.
Cost of Replacing a Metal Roof
Now you’re looking at $6.00 – $16.00 per square foot ($600 – $1,600 per roofing square). The reason why metal is around twice the cost of asphalt/wood is because it has double the life expectancy. A metal roof should last 50-75 years before needing replacement.
Hail may ding the surface, but it will never break through. Rain is not a threat, nor is snow. Metal reflects heat, so your energy bills will be lower and your home more comfortable. It can be a tricky roofing material for design purposes, but roofers should be able to install it in no time.
Cost of Replacing a Tile Roof
Tile is a unique type of flooring. It’s the opposite of asphalt with regards to its looks and the opposite of metal regarding its composition. Clay/concrete tile will cost $6.00 – $35.00 per square foot. The cost of installation will be quite a lot as well, as tile is a very heavy material.
You’ll benefit from roofing that should last up to 50 years, possibly even more if there is minimal severe weather. Tile withstands extremely hot weather (like North Texas presents) well. There’s a misconception that tile cannot withstand hail well, but actually, it’s quite strong. Repair can be costly if a tile does break, though.
Cost of Replacing a Slate Roof
Slate is the top roofing material. It’s beautiful, durable, and impenetrable. Of course, these characteristics come at a cost. The pricing for slate ranges from $1,000 – $4,000 per square foot. Similar to tile, slate is heavy and must be installed by professionals. Make sure that the contractor you intend to work with has experience installing slate, because not all do.
The material will last between 75 and 100 years. You probably won’t ever need a new roof. Additionally, if you decide to move, a slate roof will add a significant amount to the resale value of your home. It’s never a matter of quality vs appearance with slate; it’s more so a matter of necessity and personal preference for homeowners. Many homeowners feel that an asphalt roof will be enough for their home and that the money they save can be better spent.
While those feelings are reasonable, there is a lot to be said about a roof that will last forever and requires little to no maintenance.
Location does matter
The part of the country where your home is located does matter. It won’t effect prices much, but it will still have an effect. The good news is that Frisco is a mostly suburban city. With the number of homeowners who make up the city, there will always be demand for roofing services. Summit Roof has the supply to meet that demand. Our GAF-certified products are the best in the business. Needless to say, you will have plenty of material options at your disposal.
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Summit Roof can install all roofing types. Our team of roofing professionals will write you a fair estimate and complete your replacement perfectly. We’ve served Frisco, TX for over 25 years!
This is something that can quickly be performed. However, this temporary solution is a waste of money and is more invasive than the damage itself.
If your roof suffered from heavy hail storm damage, it might be necessary to undertake full replacement. Any usable parts will be kept while the damaged parts will be taken out and replaced by new shingles. For better performance, and depending on your decision, specific finishes may be applied.
Hail can be a threat to both your property and your family. Protect your home and yourself by thoroughly inspecting your roof and by getting necessary roofing repairs and services.
Remember: We respresent the policy holder to the insurance company to ensure you get all money deserved to cover your roof and collateral damage.
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