Are you losing shingles while gaining leaks? Has it been so long that you’ve forgotten when your roof was installed? Whether it is structural damage or age, roofing replacement is an important way to care for your home. It protects your home from damaging elements and adds thousands of dollars to your resale value. While the investment pays off, the up-front costs can be overwhelming. What should you do financially to ensure that you’re getting the best out of your new roof?


What is the average cost of replacing a roof?


The average cost of a new roof ranges from $4,500 to $10,500, with the absolute average landing around $7,000. This varied range is dependent upon the size of the home, pitch of the roof, materials used, and cost of labor. 75% of residential roofs in the US are made out of asphalt shingles, which is the most affordable option. If you’re looking for a different material, such as tile, slate, or cedar, it will add to the overall cost of a roofing replacement. In the event of unforeseen damage, most homeowners will work with their insurance company to cover some of the cost of replacement or additional discounts.


What should I look for in an estimate?


When searching for estimates, you’ll want to make sure that you’re seeing the costs for every service you will need. Unless the project is on a new build, most people will need to remove and dispose of old shingles. If you need additional items, like flashing or ventilation, you’ll also want to see that in your quotes. Most roofing materials will also include a warranty to help you save on later costs.


How can I get an estimate?


Contact companies who know and understand the unique conditions that affect roofs in your area when looking for roof replacement. For a free estimate from a roofing expert, call Philips Roofing.