Hiring an unlicensed contractor can have lasting consequences on your expenses and your home. Hiring a contractor that lacks experience in roofing projects could leave you with a leaky or unfinished roof, which can severely damage your home, and repairs can be costly, further digging into your finances.
When your roof needs to be replaced, the old shingles have to be completelly stripped from the roof, exposing the deck. An underlayment is then applied to the deck to help protect it from water and other elements. The new shingles are then installed on top of that for a new roof that should last for 20 years or more.
If the deck is severely damaged, it will need to be repaired to prevent further damage.
How to get a quote for roof repairs or replacement
To get a roof repair quote, your roof will have to be thoroughly inspected to understand what issues need to be addressed. The shingles, flashing, chimneys, and underlayment must be inspected to determine their health. If your inside ceiling has water stains or cracks, it could be an indication that you have one or more leaks. Your attic and ventilation shafts may also show signs of damage.
In the case of full replacement, the cost depends largely on the surface area of your roof and the types of materials that you may want to use. Generally, the more expensive materials, like clay or concrete tiles, last longer. You may be able to save money on your reroofing by choosing asphalt shingles or some other less-expensive material.
The roof replacement quote should cover the project’s scope, materials that fit your taste and budget, and a timeline of the work to be performed. A qualified roofer will even provide you with samples of the roofing system being considered for your home.