If you live in a home long enough, you’ll need a roof replacement. It’s an expensive part of home maintenance and something no homeowner looks forward to. Of course, different roofing has different replacement schedules but no matter what type of roofing you have on your home, it’s inevitable that you’ll need to call a local roofer for a new roof.
How Long Should My Roof Last?
Asphalt shingles have a life expectancy of anywhere between 15 and about 30 years. A 3-tab shingle will last the shortest while an architectural shingle with cool roofing technology will generally last the longest. Many elements impact the life of your roof such as weather, the sun, and maintenance. Metal roofing can last up to 50 years, as can some types of tile roofing. Because our area experienced a building boom in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, many homeowners have either already replaced their roof or need to very soon.
How Do I Get Started Budgeting
One of the first things you should do is contact your local roofer and have them inspect your roof. Your roofer can tell you the remaining life expectancy of your roof and make any necessary roof repair to help extend the life. Of course, a major storm or other issue could impact their estimate. They may also advise annual roofing inspections to help keep your roof in the best shape.
Once you know how many years you have left with your current roof, the next bit of research you’ll want to do is determine what type of new roof you want. Shingle technology has advanced in the past ten years. Most homeowners choose architectural shingles because they last longer and look better. Some architectural shingles have impact resistances, cool roofing technology, and wind resistance. Decide what is important to you and understand that the more technology, the more expensive the shingles. On average, a new asphalt shingle roof will cost between $5,000 – $10,000.
Many local roofers offer financing and although it is a good option for many, not having to take out a loan is always great. If your roofer doesn’t offer financing, consider a home equity loan and take advantage of the tax benefit you may gain from that type of loan. If you haven’t had a roofing inspection in the past year, call Cooley Roofing and Construction, your local roofer in Greensboro, today. We will provide you with a professional estimate for any necessary roof repair work and give you an idea of how long your current roof will last. Call (336) 766-6488 to schedule your inspection today.