Here in the Twin Cities area as well as the rest of the state, Minnesota's often severe weather can often be hard on our roofs. What that means is roofs may need to be replaced sooner than expected. Ice dams, hail storms, high winds, and blistering heat are just some of the culprits.
If you own a home or a even a commercial property, a new roof is something you will have to face eventually, unless you have wisely switched to long-lasting metal roofing, of course! Having some ideas about what's involved in a roof replacement can help you make the most informed decision on when and how to replace the roof. You should consider a number of things, but the first place to start is knowing when it's time for that new roof.
You May Need to Replace Your Roof If…
If you have any serious damage on your roof such as can be caused by hail, if repairs required are more than minor, having it replaced often makes more sense, especially if your roof is older. Another reason for roof replacement might be water leakage into your home. There are other signs as well - check out this helpful article on the warning signs for asphalt roofs.
The Cost of a Roof Replacement
The cost to replace a roof is something that you obviously need to consider. You'll need to factor in how much you want to spend and how you're going to pay for it. Your roofing contractor should be able to make suggestions about the roofs that might work with your projected budget, as well as recommendations to address the issues you've had with your old roof.
Selecting Roofing Materials
Being able to choose the right roofing materials is going to make all the difference when it comes to putting a new protective covering on your home. You can choose from so many options, but we suggest metal roofing whenever possible. Asphalt shingles have traditionally been the most popular residential roofing materials, but metal roofing is quickly moving up in the last. (There are other options as well, such as slate, tile, and wood shakes, but those all have their drawbacks in our climate.)
By understanding a bit of what is available out there for roofing, you can make the best decision needed on what exactly you want and need from a roof replacement. It is important to work with a professional, as they can answer any questions that you have and help you in any way that you need. Of course, cost is always a factor, but you should also consider what you want, the look and the longevity of the roofing, etc.
We can provide the help you need when it's time to replace your roof. Give us a call now! We are a licensed Minnesota home remodeling contractor, and we've been helping Twin Cities residents keep solid roofs over their homes for nearly four decades.