Figuring out When to Replace a Roof

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Figuring out When to Replace a Roof

Posted on January 18, 2016.

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Obviously, roofing is as an essential part of a home as anything else. Roof replacement should be at the top of the list when it comes to renovations and repairs for a house. As to when to replace a roof, it depends on when the roof was initially put up or replaced, what materials are / were used at that time, and what damage, if any, the roof has undergone since. It’s important to find a roofing contractor in Minneapolis that will take the time to perform an inspection in order to figure exactly what needs to be done and whether or not your roof needs to be altogether replaced.

What Types of Materials are Used?

There are plenty of different options, when it comes to replacing / repairing a roof. Some popular materials include:

•Asphalt shingles: typically the cheapest, most common roofing available

•Wood shake: a pricier, more rare option

•Metal roofing: Still a bit more rare, although becoming quite a bit more popular, this option is expensive but offers great long-term value and great efficiency

•Slate roofing: an aesthetically pleasing, more expensive high-end option

•Rubber slate: made up of recycled post-industrial synthetics

As you can see, there are many factors that go into choosing which type of material to use for a new roof. Weigh out the options and find what best suits your budget and your long-term needs.

How Much Does it Cost?

This is the question every homeowner has, and the answer varies. The one constant is that it typically costs $5,000 or more to replace a roof entirely. Once you find a roofing contractor in Minneapolis that you can trust to get the job done right, there are always certain negotiations available for certain jobs. The important thing to remember is that repairing or replacing a roof should not be taken lightly, so avoid cutting any corners that’ll end up costing you in the long run.

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The home improvement experts at Royale Crown Construction are ready to help you reduce energy costs and make your home more beautiful and comfortable. Contact us for a free estimate today by calling (763) 231-0455 or completing our on-line quote request form.