When it’s news about how your existing roof is starting to fail, you’ll definitely want to consider new roof replacement where possible. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as it sounds, you’ll be spending quite a lot to replace an aging or heavily-damaged roof.

However, some Edmonton home and property owners tend to reach out for it immediately when Edmonton AB’s professional roofers find their roofs to be of adequate standing through in-depth inspections. This leads many to ask: “Should I have my roof replaced or stay the course and get it repaired?” This list from My All Good Home is helpful in clearing the smoke.

Reasons for a New Roof in Fairfield, West Chester, Hamilton

We can help determine if it’s the right time for a new roof

More than just shingles. When you have new roofing installed, the job can also include new flashing around the chimney or vent pipes.

The need for new roofing is more obvious in some cases than others, but the decision is always important. Roof installation or replacement is a significant investment that has a big impact on the appearance, value and function of your home.

If you rent out a home, are planning on selling your home, or if your roof is more than 20 years old, AllGood Home Improvements suggests having your roof inspected to assess any damage and determine if the roof can be repaired or if it’s time for a new roof.

It’s important to replace your roof at the right time. Waiting too long to replace your roof or installing a new roof before it’s necessary could end up costing you. Our experts can help determine whether your home is in need of a new roof or if roofing repairs and maintenance are enough. (Continued)

At this point, you’ve probably decide to have a new roof installed and to tear off your old one. It shouldn’t be as expensive as having a new roof right? Well, new roof replacement costs depend in several factors, which will often involve similar or greater costs than a roof installation.

To help clarify and define the figures involved, Metal Roofing Prices Info has a great post on how much Edmonton AB homeowners are most likely to spend on new roof replacement materials plus labor.

The Actual Cost of New Roof Replacement Services and Materials

The less you know about what goes into a roof repair or total replacement, the more your head starts spinning when bids from different contractors start coming in.

One company is only going to charge you $3,000 for materials, but they include about three weeks worth of labor. Another business gives you a bid for $10,000 and they can be done in just two days!?

A third company comes in telling you that the whole roof, sheathing, fascia, etc. needs replacing and it’s a $20,000 job! And so on and so forth.

Therein lies the importance of two responsibilities from the homeowner – 1) researching a company’s background before asking for a bid and 2) getting as many bids as possible.

That being said, what good is getting five different bids if they’re all in cahoots to railroad you? This is why it’s important to know what goes into a roof repair or replacement, what the average costs for each are, and what you should legitimately expect to pay for a quality job. So let’s get into it: (continued)

Seeing the inevitable hefty costs, most homeowners decide to forego professional roofing services and do the project themselves. After all, they can save so much money in the process. Unfortunately, DIY roof replacements won’t yield the same life-extending and performance improving results as replacements expertly done by industry veterans.

If you plan to do some DIY, take note of how professional roofing services can help you save more money and time than by going at it by yourself. Logik Roofing has a good post on this.

Is it Better to Go DIY on New Roof Replacement Services?

Some people attempt to save money when they need a new roof by doing DIY roof replacement. However, not all of these projects are successful and actually have been known to create even bigger problems and hassles for the homeowners. If your roof is to the point it needs replaced, and you are considering a DIY roof replacement, it is worth your time to consider and compare the differences between using a professional roofing contractor and doing it yourself.

DIY Roof Replacement Pros

  • One of the few benefits you gain is the total project costs tend to be less, so you do save some money.

DIY Roof Replacement Cons

  • You have to do all the work yourself.
  • You have to order all materials and arrange delivery on your own.
  • Any rotted underlayment or other damages have to be repaired.
  • The time to complete the project can take a month or longer, during which time you will need to use tarps to prevent water damage inside the attic and home.
  • You have to obtain all building permits on your own.
  • There are special tools and equipment required for certain types of roofing materials which you will have to purchase.
  • In the event of accidents, you are responsible for all costs incurred.
  • Can be very dangerous.
  • Lack of product knowledge.
  • Not using a certified installer. (continued)

Having new roof replacement services are a big and life-changing decision for many homeowners. However, there are many helpful signs indicating your roof needs replacing and whether it’s only wiser to schedule it for repairs. If you want to know whether your roof needs replacement or just a repair, contact DDCL today for a free roofing inspection. Contact us today!