Common Questions About Roof Replacements

5 Common Questions About Roof Replacements

Replacing a roof may not be the most exciting home improvement project but it is one of the most important ones. A roof protects a home’s interior from being damaged by rain, wind, hail, storms, and other outside elements. Too often homeowners don’t think about a roof until they spot a leak on the ceiling or some shingles in the yard. When it’s time for a roof repair or replacement, many homeowners have questions about the process.

We’ve put together a list of common questions about roof replacements to help homeowners understand the process. It also helps them get the answers necessary to make better decisions for the roof replacement.

How do I know if I need a roof replacement or a roof repair?

While a minor leak may not require a roof to be replaced, it is more likely that a roof will need updated in the near future once a leak occurs. Typically a roof lasts 20-25 years depending on the quality of installation. If a leaking roof is in this age range, roof replacement is likely. The best way to know for sure is to have a roofing company conduct a roof inspection.  

How much does a new roof cost?

Since every home is different, this is a difficult question to answer. The cost of a new roof depends on the size, quality, type of supplies used, and brands of products. Don’t shy away from contacting a roofing professional – the majority offer free quotes and inspections.

How long will the roof replacement take?

In most cases, a roof replacement only takes one to two days depending on the size of the roof and the weather or outside forces. If there is inclement weather, expect the process to take longer as we need to keep our roofing teams safe.

Do I need to hire a roofing company?

It’s not uncommon for homeowners to want to try and tackle a roof replacement project on their own. However, it is better to hire a professional roofing company. It is hard to predict what lays underneath the shingles on the roof. Sometimes, the plywood is rotted and unsafe to walk on. Hiring a professional roofing company assures that you have somebody working on the project that can handle bigger surprises when they arise.

What is the best type of roof?

Asphalt and metal roofs both have different advantages and disadvantages. Which roof is better depends on your home, area, and expectations. Contact a roofing expert to discuss your options.

If you have additional questions, contact the team at Bealing Roofing in Hanover PA today.