How much does a roof cost?
Roofing is a large investment – but that isn’t a bad thing
One of the first questions on many homeowner’s minds is how much does a roof cost. The answer is it depends. It depends on the complexity of the job, how many existing layers you have on your roof, how steep your roof is, what kind of roof you have, and what is required by not only building code law, but manufacturer guidelines to ensure a proper warranty on your roofing job.
The price of crude oil is going up, up up!
One thing to keep in mind today, and you realize this every time you pay at the pump, the cost of crude oil is going up! Crude oil is used in the construction of asphalt shingles. The prices this year alone, have driven the material costs up, and we are due for another price increase here in the upcoming months. It is no longer the 1980s when you could fill up your tank for $1.25. So, naturally some people are shocked when they first see a quote for a new roof, when the last time you replaced the roof it was significantly cheaper to do so.
Shingles are lasting longer today!
On the flip side, today’s replacement cycle for new roofs, is getting longer. The new architectural shingles are built to last much longer than the shingles that you put on your house 25 years ago. Additionally, you have two forms of protection on a new roof today. When installed by a licensed contractor and when installed to manufacturer specifications, such as those of Owen’s Corning then you have the a manufacturer’s warranty to protect your investment. Your roof is also protected by your insurance policy, and a new roof is also backed by the installer for a number of years as required by state law.
So how much am I paying for a roof replacement?
Unfortunately, if you came here looking for a ballpark price, I cannot give you one. However, a qualified roofing contractor would be happy to set up an appointment with you and give you a free estimate on the replacement costs for your particular roofing application.