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Replacing your roof is not a flashy home improvement project so most people delay it too long. Sometimes that means they’ll sustain serious damage to the interior of their home.  Expensive roof repairs might include:

  • wood rot replacement,
  • plaster and drywall repair
  • painting
  • mold removal
  • insulation replacement
  • and electric damage repair

Here’s a list of signs to look for when determining if your roof is bad and needs repair/replacement.

  • Stains on Interior Ceilings & Walls

Possible Cause: Inadequate or faulty shingle underlayment allowing leakage, or inadequate ventilation.

ceiling stains
  • Missing, Cracked or Curling Shingles

Possible Cause: Low grade shingles or shingles that have exceeded their expected life.

 roof shingle replacement
  •  Roof Shingle Deterioration, Cracking, and Cupping

Possible Cause: Built up heat due to poor attic ventilation.

 roof leak
  • Peeling, Bubbling, or Blistering Exterior Paint

Possible Causes:  Poor attic ventilation trapping moisture in the house.

 peeling paint
  •  Dark, “Dirty-Looking” Areas on Your Roof

Possible causes: Environmental pollutants; lichen, algae, fungus or other environmental growth; loss of granules because of low quality shingles or shingles that have exceeded their expected life.

 algae on roof

We have homeowners contact us on a regular basis with emergency roof problems that could have been avoided if they just paid attention to the signs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think your roof may need to be replaced. Contact Us For a Free Estimate by calling 1-888-724-6865 or filling out the form below.

One of the questions we are asked frequently from homeowners is “how much does a new roof cost?”  As with most home improvement cost questions, this one can be difficult to answer, but this article should offer some insight into how much it will cost to replace your roof in 2012. With the rise of home improvement material costs regularly, it’ll be very important to speak with your trusted roofer for the most accurate prices.

Tip #1 – Most online roof calculators are completely inaccurate.  Use the table below for a general idea of residential roofing costs. But keep in mind the only true way to know is by getting a roofing quote.

Cost of Installing Asphalt Roofing

This table should give you a general idea of the cost to install new asphalt roofing.  The factors listed below this table may also affect the price. Note: These costs do not necessarily include the cost of permitting or garbage removal which can vary based on the project.

Pitch & Height of Roof / Complexity of Installation

Low-Pitch / Basic Install

Medium-Pitch / Average Install

High-Pitch / Complex Install

Extra-Small
Roof

$3,500 – $5,500$4,500 – $6,500$5,500 – $7,500+*

Small
Roof

$5,500 – $7,500$6,500 – $8,500$7,500 – $9,500+*

Medium
Roof

$7,500 – $9,500$8,500 – $10,500$9,500 – $11,500+*

Large
Roof

$9,500 – $12,500$10,500 – $13,500$11,500 -$14,500+*

Extra Large
Roof

$12,500 – $17,000$16,000 – $19,000$17,000 – $25,000+*

Cost of Different Roofing Materials

This pricing spectrum gives a general idea of the cost difference between the various types of roofing materials including the cost of installation.  These cost differences can vary based on location, present cost of asphalt, aluminum, and other products, and more factors highlighted in the section below.

Roofing Prices

By far the most commonly installed roofing material is asphalt shingles which are available in 3-tab, Architectural, and Designer Architectural (or sometimes called Lifetime Architectural Shingles).  There are, however, other roofing materials available in most parts of the United States including: Slate, Inter-Locking Metal, Wood Shingle, Standing Seam Metal, and more.