If you’re looking into getting a new roof, you’re likely wondering about the price – is it affordable, or expensive? Is it worth the money? What’s the average cost to tear off and replace a roof? And how do you know when you need to tear off your existing roof and replace it with a brand new one? We hope this blog answers all the questions you have.
How Do I Know When to Replace My Roof?
It’s not always obvious when your roof needs to be replaced. However, there are a few things you should look for when thinking about whether or not your roof should be replaced:
- Your Roof’s Age: If your asphalt shingle roof is 20 years old or older, it likely needs to be replaced soon. Shingle roofs have an average lifespan of 15-25 years in the Phoenix Metro area, depending on materials, installation quality, and level of maintenance performed. If you have a concrete or clay tile roof 20-30 years old you should be budgeting for replacement.
- Heavily Damaged or Worn Down Shingles: If you notice that your shingles are losing their granules, that is a sign that they’re reaching the end of their life – and that can mean that you need to tear down the roof and replace it with a new one. It’s also possible that you’ll need a new roof if a storm or an impact causes heavy damage.
- Sagging Roof: If your roof is sagging, it could be a sign of rot – in which case getting a new roof may be your best, or only, option. Sagging can also be related to a damaged or broken truss or rafter, or even termites!. A sagging roof is a serious sign which should be looked at immediately.
- You have had two or more roof leaks, or the eaves of your home show water damage or rot. Take five minutes to walk around your home and look at the overhangs.
- Your Neighbors Are Getting New Roofs: If several of your neighbors are getting new roofs, roof replacement better be on your radar.. Since the houses in your neighborhood were likely built around the same time, they may need to be repaired or replaced around the same time as well. If you notice your neighbors getting new roofs, call for an inspection.
What Is a Roof Replacement?
A roof replacement is when a roof covering is removed, the substrate underneath is repaired, and a new roof covering is installed.
Before a roof replacement is performed, your roofing team will place tarps and possibly plywood in order to protect your property from any potential debris. After this, the old roof covering that needs to be replaced will be removed, and the decking of your roof will be inspected and any potential damage either repaired or replaced. Then the roof replacement process begins.
Average Cost to Tear Off and Replace Roof
The average price of a roof replacement includes both the cost to tear off the roof covering and replace it. The total cost will depend on multiple different factors, including the materials used for the roof covering and the shape and steepness of your roof.
Generally, the average cost to tear off and replace a roof in Arizona is between $7500 and $15,000. However, you should be prepared for potential circumstances that could raise the price. Remember: getting your roof replaced is worth every penny. The roof is an integral part of your home’s safety and protects you and your family.
What To Do If You Can’t Afford a New Roof?
It’s rough to be in a situation where you need a roof replacement but just don’t have the money necessary to pay for it. But don’t worry – there are solutions that will make sure you get your new roof without going broke.
First, talk to your homeowners’ insurance company to see how much of the expense they will cover. It goes a long way to have a professional inspection report to give them. If your insurance doesn’t cover the entire cost, financing options may be a good route. Roofstar Arizona offers monthly payment plans for costly repairs and replacements. We know how important the roof is to the home’s safety and wellness, and we want to get you your new roof as soon as possible with as few complications as possible.
Thinking of getting a new roof? Need an inspection performed to determine whether or not a replacement is in order? Have more questions about repairs, replacements, financing options, or anything else? Call Roofstar Arizona now at (480) 426-1915. We’ll always tell you the truth about your roof!