It can be very confusing to figure out the cost of a new roof for your West Palm Beach house, and we completely understand that replacing a roof is one of the costliest updates a homeowner will make, so West Palm Beach Roofing Pros is here to help.
The cost of a new roof for your West Palm Beach house is dependent on a number of factors, which include the complexity of the roofing job and your budget. Here at West Palm Beach Roofing Pros we provide roof installation and repair services for residential customers in the West Palm Beach area. We clearly realize that our customers have many differing budgetary needs and the desires they have for their new roof. Therefore we work very close with our customers to determine what their roofing needs are, while providing them the information necessary to make a smart decision.
On average, the price for a new roof is around $7,000 nationwide, but this cost can be different for a variety of reasons. The actual cost to reshingle a roof is calculated by taking into consideration a number of things such as roofing material selection, roof size, roof complexity and even geographic location.
Roofing material is without a doubt one of the largest expenses of a new roof. There are many grades and styles to choose from when picking roofing materials. The most basic three tab shingle costs around $150 – $200 per sq., but you get what you pay for. These asphalt shingles do not meet the minimum building codes of many municipalities around the country. Because these shingles tend to be very thin, they are highly prone to wind damage.
Some additional things that will impact the cost of a new roof for your West Palm Beach home include the following. Roof complexity is a major consideration. Complex roofs with with high pitches, and many angles usually require additional roofing materials and installation skills on the part of the roofing contractor. Also, dormers, chimneys, skylights, flashing, and ventilation are another consideration when it comes to calculating the cost of a new roof. Finally, accessibility is important as well. If the roofing contractor can park a dump truck close to your roof, it will lower the cost of tear off, however, if the old roofing material has to be carted some distance to the dump truck, this will increase costs.
When calculating the expense of a new roof in West Palm Beach, use the dimensions of your roof and divide by one hundred to estimate how many roofing squares that will be required for your project To calculate the cost of roofing material, take the number of needed squares and multiply that number by the per/square cost of the roofing material you chose. If the cost of the roofing material is $325 per square and you need 16 squares of material for your new roof, it would cost $5,200 for the roofing materials for your new roof.
Re-roof is a term that’s often confusing since it can be used to describe 2 different things. Many folks use refoof in relation to a complete roof replacement, and others use the term to describe installing a new roof over an existing layer of shingles.
Roof replacement is the term used when a roofing company actually tears of all of the existing roofing materials all the way down to the underlayment. Granted this option is more costly, it’s preferred because the roofers are able to examine the underlayment and make any repairs from leaks and water damage to make sure that the new roofing will be installed on a strong foundation.
Reroofing is the process of installing a new shingle roof over the top of an already existing layer of shingles. Unfortunately this can only be done if there is one previous layer of shingles and the shingles are in stable condition with no serious problems. Since reroofing doesn’t require extensive materials, time, or labor, it’s a less costly option to restore your roofing. Although reroofing is the fastest and least costly way to restore your roof, problems can appear which can lead to major damage to your house as the roofing ages.
It is especially not a good idea to reroof if the existing roof is old and the shingles are damaged, cracked, or cupped. Re-roofing over damaged roofing can cause problems in the future with leaks and hidden damage resulting in costly repairs.
A complete roof replacement is usually the preferred option to ensure that your new roofing will have a long life requiring minimal maintenance. West Palm Beach Roofing Pros can help you with roof replacement for your West Palm Beach house. Our professional roofers will totally tear off your current roofing, examine the underlayment, make necessary repair, and install the new shingles over a rock solid foundation making sure your roof has a long life. Also, we will address any ventilation problems ensuring your roof has adequate ventilation.
If you would like to have West Palm Beach Roofing Pros provide a free roof-inspection and roofing estimate for your West Palm Beach house, call us now at (561) 220-2795, and we will schedule a time for one of our roofing pros to come to your home. Our ultimate objective is to finish your new roof replacement affordably and quickly with as little disruption to your routine as possible.
A standard roof tear off and roof replacement can happen in as little as a single day depending on the size of your roof and the roofers that are working on your roofing job. On a pleasant summer day, a crew of 5-6 roofers can remove and replace a forty square asphalt shingle roof.
When purchasing a house that is in need of a new roof, think about negotiating with seller for a reduction in price that will cover the expense of a new roof. If the seller refuses, attempt to arrange for a partial reduction to help offset the expense of a new roof. One final option is to request that the seller have the roof replaced on the house and include the expense to the purchase price. This way you won’t have to come out of pocket for the expense.
Whether or not a 50 year roof is worth it is a reasonable question to ask. In virtually every instance, the additional expense of 50 year shingles is not worth the investment because it won’t improve the resale value of your West Palm Beach house over a typical 25 or 30 year asphalt shingle roof.
It’s possible to install a new shingle roof over an existing shingle roof. However, you cannot place more than a one layer of shingles over an existing layer of shingles without the need for a complete tear off. Unfortunately, you aren’t able to reroof over wood shakes or slate tiles. Finally, the existing shingle roofing should be in pretty good condition or it can make the new roof unstable.
If a storm has damaged your roof, it’s likely that your house insurance will help pay for a roof replacement. It’s important to note that, a homeowner’s policy won’t pay to repair or replace a roof that’s worn out because of normal wear and tear or age.
Having a roof replaced is no small expense, and unfortunately, most homeowners are not prepared to pay $5,000 to $10,000 for a new roof. Most roofing contractors have some sort of financing option that you may want to explore. Other options you may want to consider are taking out a home equity line of credit, getting a personal loan from your bank, or even getting a no-interest credit card offer.
Failing to keep your roof in good shape can cause major damage to your house, and you can end up spending far more than the expense of roof repair or replacement. It’s important to have regular roof inspections and proper maintenance to ensure that you get the most life out of your roof.
Most roof professionals agree that the average roof should have a expected life of around 20 – 25 years. Things such as proper ventilation and whether the old roofing material was removed leaving only the new layer of shingles also have an impact on the life expectancy of your roof.