Roof Replacement: How Much Does it Cost?

Thinking about a new roof, but not quite sure if it’s worth it? Ask yourself these questions before you make your decision.

Is my Current Roof Safe?

This is most important, because even when considering cost, safety comes first. An old, leaky roof can damage insulation, cause paint to peel and drywall to buckle, leading to collapse. Leaks also present a huge health hazard by allowing mold and mildew to set into walls. Truthfully, the sooner you replace an unsafe roof, the more money and stress you’ll save yourself in the long run.

What are the Benefits?

There are a number of benefits to replacing a roof, including:

The aforementioned safety. Sleep well knowing you don’t have to worry about waking up with a roof on top of you.

Increased property value. Thanks to a long-lasting upgrade, and strong curb appeal, a your home will go up in value, and a new roof will practically pay for itself.

Lower energy bills. Your HVAC system won’t have to work overtime to stabilize the temperature of your home.

A manufacturer’s warranty. If your new roof is installed by a certified contractor, you’ll be covered by a manufacturer’s warranty.

How Much Will it Cost?

Price varies depending on the location of your home, the size and slope of your roof, if you have any adornments, such as a chimney or skylights, and a few other factors. The material you choose also plays a big role in determining cost.

On the inexpensive end there’s asphalt which is commonly used and easy to install, and rubber which is eco-friendly and resistant to scuffs and tears. On the more expensive end, there’s durable and fire-resistant metal roofing. Also fire resistant, there’s slate, which lasts for decades, but is more difficult to install and repair, adding to its expense.

The benefits of a new roof, when done right and with a budget in mind, typically do outweigh the costs. Not to mention, American Family offers a discount on new impact-resistant roofs. A quick conversation with an American Family agent could help you get the new roof you’re looking for at a better price!


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