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The Cost of Roof Replacement
A basic question that a lot of homeowners often wonder is how much will it cost for their own roof to be replaced with a brand new one?
Although there is not a simple, clear-cut answer, a qualified roof repair company will be able to help you navigate through the process of understanding the labor costs, materials involved, the time it will take to complete the roof, and what type of roof you will be receiving.
The first thing you need to be sure of is that the roofer you contract is a licensed, bonded and insured roofing company and that they are well-established and reputable. You do not want a brand new company with inexperienced laborers and no track record working on your home to build you a brand new roof. This could only lead to disaster down the road.
Although figures will vary for different parts of the country and the materials used and labor required, the average roof replacement costs anywhere from $3,500 to $18,000. There are a great deal of roofs that will fall below the $8,000 mark and there are some roof replacement projects that will land well above the $18,000 mark. It all depends on what you want and how much there is to cover.
A roof specialist will explain to you the type of roofs available for your home and which option would be the best for your particular roofing situation. The contractor may suggest an asphalt roof, a slate roof, a wood shingles/shake roof, a concrete tile roof, a ceramic clay tile roof, a metal (steel, aluminum, or copper) roof and several other variations of roofs as well.
Other factors to consider when purchasing a new roof is the actual size of the roof in terms of square footage, the type of roofing materials, the pitch of the roof, accessibility of the roof for the contractors, as well as additional labor and other expenses. A good roofing company will be very upfront with you and inform you with a step-by-step checklist of costs involved to replace your roof. If they are wishy-washy and say the prices could fluctuate (go up) due to unforeseen circumstances, do not work with that company.
Be careful who you choose to work with. Roof replacement is a very big decision on your part. Check references, testimonials, and their track record to ensure you are comfortable in working with them. Look at Angie's list, the BBB and The Seal, to name a few good resources. Choosing the best Jacksonville Roof Repair company can make a huge difference for the quality of durability of your new roof, so choose wisely.