Replacing Your Roof after Closing on Your New Home
After signing the deed to your new home, it’s not uncommon to inherit a slew of problems on the exterior. Aging roofs can leave a critical dent in your finances. Instead of putting off the rehab work, try reaching out to a trusted credit financier.
There are a few ways to know you really need a new roof. A professional roofer can assess your home and the problems that quickly escalate into a leak or pricey damage. RoofPRO estimators are trained to identify the source of roof issues and to make an accurate and honest assessment whether the roof should be repaired or replaced.
New Homeowners Often Ask About:
The sections below will cover a preview of each topic. Click the links to view the full blog post and learn more about planning how to finance your roofing job.
How Much Will a New Roof Cost?
Before bringing in a contractor to give you an estimate on your roofing work, try researching the typical cost on a site like Cost Vs. Value or HomeAdvisor. You’ll find averages for your area and size home to help you plan for the cost of a replacement.
Factors that Affect a Roof Cost
Every roof is unique, so we estimate based on the factors that have the greatest impact on cost. The following can all have an affect on the price you will ultimately see in your quote:
- Size of the roof
- Type of material (slate, wood, metal, etc.)
- Complexity of the pitch
- Architectural elements
- Roofing codes or contractor requirements
Understanding Roof Costs
The biggest factors of your roofing cost are the following:
Material > Size > Extras > Labor > Warranty
To get an accurate estimate, your roofer will go on the roof to assess damage. Your scope of work will include any extras that are part of your roof, such as a skylight. In fact, when replacing your roof you should always replace the skylights as well. One of the main reasons for this is that if your skylight ages and needs to be replaced separately from the roof, the cost will be much higher than when it is already open and your roofers are prepped for the job.
When your estimator goes over the options with you, you’ll all work together to get an understanding of what is the most important for your home, whether you prioritize aesthetics, longevity, or cost-efficiency.
How to Avoid Wasting Money on Your Roof
Although many homeowners believe that roofers only want to do the most expensive work, you can actually turn to your estimator to help you get the best value for your repair or replacement job. For example, a homeowners insurance policy may require you to hire a professional contractor for the job in order to make a claim. Also, many roofing companies will offer discounts in the off-season.
Roof Home Improvement Financing
When you’re ready to take the next steps and hire a roofing contractor, you can apply for home improvement financing. With RoofPRO, not only can you apply for 0% financing for 12 months, but you’ll also pay just $89. Everything is done online from the initial application to the monthly payments. Many of our roofing customers appreciate that they can get financing for as little as $1000 worth of work, up to complete coverage of the project.
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