It can be very confusing to determine the cost of a new roof for your Annapolis home, and we fully realize that roof replacement is one of the most expensive updates a homeowner can make, so we are here to help.
The cost of a new roof for your Annapolis home is dependent upon a variety of factors, including the difficulty of the roofing job and your budget amount. Here at Annapolis Roofers we provide roof installation and repair services for residential customers in the Annapolis area. We realize that our customers have a variety of differing budgetary needs and specific ideas about what they desire in their new roof. Therefore we work closely with our customers to determine what their roofing needs are, while providing them the information necessary to make a wise decision.
The national average cost to reshingle a roof is around $7,000, but it can vary quite a bit. The cost to reshingle a roof depends on a number of things such as roofing material, roof size, geographic location and other factors.
One of the largest expenses of a new roof is the roofing material you select. Basic three-tab shingles are the most economical roofing material. A square of typical asphalt shingles will cost around $150 – $200. The problem is this type of shingle is thin and very prone to wind-damage. In fact, most municipal building codes follow the IBC or International Building Code. Under these codes, a minimum wind rating of 90 MPH is required on three-tab shingles.
Some additional factors that will impact the cost of a new roof installation for your Annapolis home include the following. Roof complexity is a significant consideration. Roofs that are complex, with with high pitches, and numerous angles will likely require more roofing materials and installation skills on the part of the roofing contractor. Also, dormers, chimneys, skylights, flashing, and ventilation are another consideration when it comes to determining the cost of a new roof. Finally, accessibility is equally important. If the roofing contractor can park a dump truck in close proximity to your roof, it will reduce the cost of tear off, however, if the old roof material has to be carted some distance to the dump truck, this will increase costs.
A new roof installation in the Annapolis area is calculated by the roofing-square, which is one hundred square feet or a ten by ten foot portion of roof. So to determine how many roofing squares your home will need, take the actual size of your roof and divide by 100. For example, if your home is 24′ x 60′ the area would be 1,560 sq ft – then divide by one hundred to arrive at sixteen squares of shingles required for your new roof. To calculate the total cost of the roofing material, take the total number of needed squares and multiply that number by the per/square cost of your chosen roofing material. If the cost of the roofing material is $325 per square and you need 16 squares of material for your new roof, it would cost $5,200 for the roofing materials for your new roof.
The word 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.
Roof replacement is the term used when a roofing company actually removes all of the old roof all the way to expose underlayment. Granted this is a more expensive option, it is preferred because the roofers are able to inspect the underlayment and complete any necessary repairs from leaks and water damage to ensure that the new roof will be installed on a strong foundation.
Reroofing is the process of installing a new shingle roof over the top of an existing layer of shingles. It is important to note that this can only be done if there is a single-layer of shingles and the shingles are in stable condition with no major damage. Because reroofing doesn’t require extensive materials, time, or labor, it is a cheaper way to repair your roof. Although reroofing is the fastest and cheapest way to repair your roof, problems can arise which can cause serious damage to your residence as the roof ages.
If the existing roof is old and the shingles are cracked, cupped, or damaged, it is definitely not a good idea to reroof. Re-roofing over damaged roofing can cause problems in the future with roof leaks and hidden damage resulting in costly repairs.
Without a doubt the best choice is a new roof installation because this will make sure your new roof will last as long as possible requiring very little maintenance. Annapolis Roofers can assist you with roof replacement for your Annapolis residence. Our professional roofers will totally remove your existing roof, examine the underlayment, make necessary repair, and install the new shingles over a rock solid foundation making sure your roof has a long life. Also, we will address any ventilation problems to make sure your roof is adequately ventilated.
If you want to have us provide a free roof inspection and roofing estimate for your Annapolis residence, contact us now at (410) 936-4854, and we will set a time for one of our roofing professionals to visit your home. Our goal is to finish your new roof replacement quickly and affordably with as little disruption to your routine as possible.
A standard roof tear off and roof replacement can occur in as fast as a day depending on the size of your roof and the roofers that are taking care of your roofing project. On a nice, clear summer day, a crew of 5-6 roofers can remove and install a 40 square asphalt shingle roof.
When buying a residence that is in need of a new roof, think about negotiating with seller for a reduced price that will cover the expense of a new roof. If the seller refuses, attempt to arrange for a partial reduction to help offset the cost of a new roof. A final option is to request that the seller have the roof replaced on the residence and include the cost to the purchase price. This way you will not have to come out of pocket for the expense.
Whether or not a fifty year roof is worth it is a reasonable question to ask. In most instances, the additional expense of fifty year shingles is not worth the investment as it will not increase the resale value of your Annapolis residence over a typical 25 or 30 year shingle roof.
Reroofing is the process of placing a new layer of shingles over a current layer of shingles. The negative is that you aren’t able to place more than one additional layer of shingles over an existing layer of shingles before a complete tear off is needed. Unfortunately, you aren’t able to reroof over wooden shakes or slate tiles. Lastly, the old shingle roof needs to be in relatively good condition or it can make the new roof unstable.
If a storm has damaged your roof, it is likely that your homeowner’s policy will cover the cost of a roof replacement. However, a homeowners insurance policy will not pay to replace or repair a roof that is worn out from age or wear and tear.
Getting a new roof is an expensive proposition, and most homeowners are not ready to shell $5,000 – $10,000 for a new roof installation. Thankfully there are financing options available with most roofing companies. Other options you may want to consider are taking out a home equity line of credit, getting a personal loan from your bank, or even getting a no-interest credit card offer.
Not keeping your roof in good repair can cause serious water damage to your residence, and can end up costing much more than the cost of roof replacement or repair. Having regular roof inspections and conducting appropriate maintenance will ensure that you will receive the most life out of your roof.
Most roof experts agree that the typical roof should have a expected life of around twenty to twenty five years. Factors 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 life of your roof.