There are few things more important, in the realm of home maintenance, than "keeping a roof over your head". Minor or merely sectional damage to a roof can be repaired without replacing all the roofing, but there comes a point where the risks of not replacing your roof outweigh the cost inherent in doing so.
The national average for a new roof is around $7,500, but the real number will vary greatly from homeowner to homeowner based on a variety of factors.
Key Factors Affecting The Cost Of A New Roof
Most roof replacement jobs cost somewhere between $5,000 and $10,000 in all, but neither is it uncommon for a new roof to cost as little as $2,000 or as high as $20,000. It all depends on the nature of the project. Here are 7 key factors that affect the total cost:
Although roof replacement is usually not a minor expense, there are ways to reduce the cost. You may be able to have your homeowners insurance pay for all or part of it, for example, or go with a lower cost roofing material.
But another motivation to not delay in getting a new roof is that it might cost you more if you wait too long. If water damage occurs insider your home and/or the roof decking is rotted out or molded up, that's adding to the costs.
Also, if your warranty has expired on an old roof, or if a roof becomes dangerous and poses a liability risk, there are potential dangers and costs to consider there as well. Roof replacement needs to be "well timed:" it doesn't makes sense to replace a roof too soon, but you're running unnecessary risks if you do it too late.
Finally, while tackling roof replacement DIY might seem like a way to save money, if you're not highly skilled at roofing and used to walking on roofs, it's better to stick with a professional contractor. You'll avoid safety hazards, use less material, and get a superior, longer lasting result.
For a free quote on roof replacement or repair in Central Florida, contact Sheegog Contracting today!