We, at Broward Roofers, fully realize that roof replacement is one of the most expensive upgrades a homeowner can make and that it can be very confusing to figure out the cost of a new roof for your Davie home, so we are here to help.
The cost of a new roof for your Davie home is determined by a number of things, which include your budget amount and the complexity of the job. Here at Broward Roofers we provide roof repair and installation services for residential customers in the Davie area. We obviously understand that our customers have a variety of differing budgetary needs and the desires they have for their new roof. We therefore work very close with our customers to identify their roofing needs, while providing them the information they need to make an informed choice.
The national average expense to reshingle a roof is around $7,000, but it can vary widely. The cost to reshingle a roof depends on a number of things such as roof size, geographic location, shingle material and other factors.
One of the largest expenses of a roof replacement is the roofing material you choose. Basic 3 tab shingles are the most economical roofing material. A square of regular shingles will cost around $150 – $200. The problem with this type of shingle is that it is thin and highly prone to wind-damage. In fact, most municipal building codes follow the International Building Code (IBC). Under the IBC, a minimum wind rating of 90 MPH is required on 3-tab shingles.
Some additional factors that will impact the cost of a new roof installation for your Davie home include the following. Roof complexity is a significant consideration. Roofs that are complex, with with many angles, and high pitches may require more roofing materials and installation skills on the part of the roofers. Also, ventilation, chimneys, dormers, skylights, and flashing are another consideration when it comes to calculating the cost of a new roof. Finally, accessibility is important as well. If the 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.
Ever wondered what the cost of new roofing in the Davie area might cost? New roof installation is calculated per roofing square, which is a 100 square foot section of roofing. To find out how many squares will be needed, use the dimensions of your roof and divide by one hundred. For example, if your home’s roof is 2,000 sq ft, your roof would take 20 squares of roofing material. You can determine the size of your roof by multiplying the approximate length & width of your house’s roof. The figure you end up with will be in square feet. Finally, multiply the number of squares required by the per square price of the roofing material. Therefore, if the roofing material you have chosen is $325 per square and you require 16 squares of roofing material, the total cost would be $5,200 for the needed roofing material for your new roof.
The term reroof is often used interchangeably and can have a couple of different meanings. Some 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.
The term roof replacement is used when a roofing contractor tears of all of the existing roofing materials all the way down to the underlayment. Granted this is a more costly option, it’s better because the roofers are able to check out the underlayment and complete any repairs from leaks and water damage to ensure that the new roofing will be installed on a strong foundation.
The term reroofing describes the process of installing a new shingle roof over the top of an existing layer of shingles. Unfortunately this can be done only if there is a single layer of shingles and the shingles are in stable condition with no serious damage. Since reroofing does not require extensive materials, labor, or time, it’s a less expensive option to repair your roofing. Although reroofing is the fastest and cheapest way to repair your roof’s appearance, problems can be hidden that can cause serious damage to your house over time.
If the existing roof is old and the shingles are damaged, cracked, or cupped, it’s not a good idea to reroof. Re-roofing over damaged roofing can cause issues down the road with leaks and unseen damage resulting in costly repairs.
A complete roof replacement is always the preferred option to make sure that your new roofing will have a long life requiring minimal maintenance. Broward Roofers can assist you with roof replacement for your Davie house. Our pro roofers will totally tear-off your existing roofing, examine the underlayment, make any necessary repairs, and install the new shingles over a solid base to ensure a longlife for your new roof. We will also address any ventilation problems to make sure your roof is adequately ventilated.
If you would like to have us give you a free roof inspection and roofing quote for your Davie house, contact us today at (954) 932-8484, and we will set a time for one of our roofing professionals to visit your home. Our goal is to complete your new roof replacement affordably and quickly causing as little disruption to your daily routine as possible.
Depending on the size of the roofing job, a crew of 5-6 expert roofers can tear off and replace a roof in as short as a single day. On a nice, clear summer day, a crew of 5-6 expert roofers can remove and replace a 40 square shingle roof.
When purchasing a house that requires a new roof, think about negotiating with seller for a reduced price that will cover the cost of a new roof. If the seller will not agree, attempt to get a partial reduction to help offset the expense of a roof replacement. One final option is to request that the seller have a roof replacement on the house and include the expense to the purchase price. This will keep you from having to come out of pocket for the expense.
If you’re questioning whether a 50 year roof is worth the money, you are a smart consumer. In almost all instances, the additional cost of 50 year shingles is not worth the money because it will not improve the sale price of your Davie house over a typical 25 or 30 year shingle roof.
Reroofing is the operation of installing a new shingle roof over an existing shingle roof. However, you cannot install more than a single layer of shingles over an existing layer of shingles without a complete tear off. It is important to note that you can’t reroof over slate tiles or wood shakes. Finally, the existing shingle roofing should be in fairly good condition or it can make the new roof unstable.
If a storm has damaged your roof, it’s likely that your homeowners insurance will help pay for a roof replacement. However, house insurance will not pay to repair or place a roof that is worn out from age or wear and tear.
A roof replacement is an costly purchase, and most homeowners aren’t prepared to pay $5,000 – $10,000 for a new roof install. Thankfully there are loan options available with most roofing contractors. You could also take out a home equity line of credit, get a personal loan from your bank, or even get a no-interest credit card offer..
Not keeping your roof in good repair can lead to serious damage to your house, and can end up costing much more than the expense of roof repair or replacement. Having regular roofing inspections and conducting appropriate maintenance will ensure that you get the most life from your roof.
Most roofers maintain that the typical roof should have a life expectancy of around twenty to twenty five 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 expected life of your roof.