What You Need to Know about the Cost of a New Asphalt Roof
You realize your home needs a new roof. If you’re like many homeowners, one of the first questions you will ask is How much is my new asphalt roof going to cost? Unfortunately, since every roofing job is different, there is no simple answer.
There are a number of factors that must be considered when it comes to asphalt roof replacement in Ann Arbor. So it’s wise to contact a reputable roofing contractor who can give you an accurate estimate. The contractor will need to inspect your current asphalt roof to assess a number of variables and take measurements. Then, based on your own roof’s specifications, you can receive a fair, accurate quote for replacing your asphalt roof.
Factors in Asphalt Roof Replacement
Materials, labor and your roof’s current condition. Those are all taken into account when calculating the price of a new asphalt roof. Here is a breakdown of some of the factors that are considered when estimating the cost of an asphalt roof replacement.
Obviously, the larger the surface of your roof, the more materials and labor will be required to complete the job.
Steep roofs present more of a challenge to roofers and require more equipment to keep workers safe.
Valleys, peaks and chimney
While installing shingles on a straight section of a roof takes skill, it’s not that complicated. But working on valleys, peaks and around chimneys, skylights, and other additions can be challenging. Those areas can require special equipment, materials and more expertise.
- The roof structure
If the wood structure supporting your roof is rotted, it must be replaced.
Shingles today come in a wide range of materials. Yet even asphalt shingles come in a different grades, styles and colors. You can still choose the flat, three-tabbed shingles, or go with the newer architectural or dimensional shingles that have become more popular. There are also premium grades of shingles and shingles designed to better withstand wind force and impact.
- Shingle installation
Just as shingles vary in cost, so does installation. Some types of shingles are easier to install and some more difficult.
If you already have two layers of shingles on your roof, you’ll need to have your old shingles torn off before installing a new roof.
Given the above variables, particularly the size of your roof and grade of shingles you select, the average cost of asphalt roof replacement in Ann Arbor, Michigan runs from $125-$200 per 100 square feet. That doesn’t include a tear-off, if it’s required.
Warranty Coverage for Your Asphalt Roof Replacement
Manufacturers’ warranties on shingles and other items vary from 15 years all the way up to limited lifetime coverage and owner transfer. Higher quality product manufacturers will also give you non-prorated material and installation coverage for the first 10 years. Some provide additional warranty choices.
Your asphalt roof replacement is meant to last for many, many years. So it’s important to select quality materials and have qualified workers install your new roof. A manufacturer may void a material warranty if the installation was not done properly.
Start with an Accurate Estimate for Your New Asphalt Roof
Rapid Roofing is happy to provide you with an accurate estimate for replacing your new roof. Contact us today so we can explain all of your material options and everything that goes into the cost of a new roof.
We understand that homeowners would like to save money. However, we advise that you choose the best quality shingles and other materials you can afford. It can make a difference in the life of your roof. Rapid Roofing offers flexible financing plans with payment arrangements for as low as $0 down.
Contact us for a free, no-obligation quote on a new asphalt roof today.