A roof replacement is considered an investment because your home is an investment, and your roof is one of the biggest most expensive pieces of your home.
Being one of the most expensive upgrades to your home, different elements come into play when deciding how much it will actually cost. In order to get a properly priced roof replacement, our contractors have to give an overview of the size, pitch, accessibility, and cost of the materials.
Angie’s List members reported paying an average of $11,095 to tear off and replace an old roof in 2014. These figures depend on the size of the roof and type of roof covering installed.
What’s so essential about having your roof replaced?
The roof is the umbrella to your home because it protects the drywall, insulation, and everything from the exterior to the interior of your home. With a roof replacement, considering what type of material you want to use for your new roof is based off the locality, benefits, and personal taste.
Asphalt Shingles are the most widely used roof covering but still provide a wealth of different options or styles. Metal roofing is a newer trend of roofing systems in the Tulsa area. Our team is specialized in installing metal roofs. This roofing system is light weight, and provides many eco-friendly benefits.
Slate roofing would be considered by many to be the most elegant and greatest investment of the various roofing systems. Advances in technology have provided an opportunity for more people to take advantage of this luxury. Wooden roofs are on the more expensive side, but look great and gives the home a historical look.
Depending on the roofing system you choose, the investment will range from 3-tab asphalt shingles to a more expensive slate or architectural design.
Roof replacements involve a process that can take up to a couple of days. The process includes removing all of the existing shingles, rolling them up and removing them from the roof. Next, the roof has to be inspected for further repairs such as plywood needing replaced or nails and flashing needing fixed. The installation of an ice dam protection is essential for a roofing system because it helps prevent back up ice during the winter season, along with prevention of ice-melt getting under the shingles that can cause damage to the interior of your home.
Once those components are figured out, the asphalt paper can be laid down in order to start applying the shingles. The shingles are placed starting at the eaves of the roof by working itself upwards. After the shingles are applied, the flashing around areas where leakage can occur is applied such as against your chimney, stack vents and gutters. The last thing that gets installed is the ridge vent, which prevents heat and moisture that can seep into your attic or upper level.
Is your home in need of a replacement or a repair? To distinguish the difference, you have to determine the life expectancy of your roof and when it was last replaced. If your roofing system is near its end, our team will come out, inspect it, and determine the factors of whether or not you’ll need a full replacement or just a roof repair. Another great indicator between the two is if you’re experiencing significant leakage throughout your house, your roof possibly needs a roof replacement to resolve the issue. Some people would just rather have a better curb appeal too!
As for a roof repair, you’re looking at minor issues being:
- Sagging gutters
- Loose or missing shingles
- Damaged soffits
- Flashing needs replaced
If you’re in need of a roof replacement in Tulsa, give us a call today in order to prevent future leaks. Even though it’s winter season, start thinking about the wet spring conditions and how you can save your roofing system today with Roofscapes! We are insured, certified, and trained.