Roof Remodeling and Shingling

Introduction to Roof Remodeling

The roof plays a very important role in every homeowners house. It not only helps to protect your home from harsh conditions, but a roof also prevents moisture from damaging your home. If you’re in the position of designing your first home, or replacing your roof for the first time, then before we get started we have to tell you that roof installation and replacement is very costly.  The main charges involved will be the labor as and the material.  

The labor charges associated with this are extremely high because you need a qualified and licensed team to deconstruct your roof and put a new one on in about a week or so. The expedition of the roof adds dramatically to labor and really restricts your average DIY’er.

It’s very important to invest in a qualified and insured roofer (even if it costs a few hindered more) when building or remodeling your house. While the average homeowner might consider this to be a huge burden, home buyers always look at the age of a roof to determine if a home is a good buy. Investing in a new roof can go miles, when trying to sell your home. That being said, where do you start when installing a new roof?  How do you know if you need a new one or to just refurbish your existing roof?

Roof Shingles Being Installed by a Roofing Contractor

New Roof Costs

Always collect at least 3 estimates when it comes to scouting out the local cost of a roofing job. Normally, I would give our readers our customers an estimated price t o expect, but since the primary cost in roof repair or replacement is the manual labor associated with it, the prices vary regionally by a significant amount (+/- 20%).  

Factors which you can control, and that you need to consider before are complexity, size slope, ventilation, underlayment and accessories, and most importantly, labor. 

Metal Versus Asphalt Shingles

When choosing the type of roofing material to install, there are really only two popular options in the United States. They include asphalt shingles and metal panels. Statistics have shown that over 70% of all houses in United States use asphalt shingles.

Asphalt is very affordable, easy to install and are visually appealing compared to metal sheets. However, metal roofing is becoming more and more popular due to the reduced cost of materials, and reduced installation cost.


Energy Efficiency

When it come comparing how energy efficient these two types of roofs are, metal roofing has the upper hand. Metal roofing can save up to 40% of your energy cost. Reflective metal roofing can help to cut down you air conditioning cost while the emissive metal roof helps to lower hot temperatures a well as cut down on greenhouse gases. This means that if you choose metal roofing, then you will greatly cut down on your energy cost and also lower pollution levels.

Other Important Factors To Consider

Weight of Roof

Many people think that asphalt shingle are lighter than metal roofing but that is not the case. In fact metal roofing is far much lighter that asphalt shingle asphalt shingle weighs about 2-4 pounds per square foot while asphalt shingle weighs about 1.5 per square foot. This means that metal shingle has an upper hand because it can be installed over an existing roofing without piling too much pressure. On the other hand, if you decide to install asphalt shingle, you will be forced to remove the entire old roofing material before you start new installation. This means that you will cater for the added cost associated with removal and disposal of old roofing.

Paint And/Or Finish of Roof

Metal roofing can be painting in any color of your choice there are two types of color coats, including low quality and premium quality. You will have to dig deeper into your pocket to buy premium quality paint but the painting will last for a lifetime.

Professional Installation

Although it may look simple, roof installation is a very complex procedure that requires the services of a professional who is experienced well trained and skilled. It is not something that you can wake up one day and decide to do it by yourself. You need to hire a professional roofing contractor with excellent background knowledge and experience to do the work for you.