What does a roof replacement cost? How are you going to pay for it?
The ice and wet snow of winter are almost gone. But don’t breathe too easily yet: spring has its own issues, with gusty winds and heavy rain. Truth is, season round weather can be hard on your home in general, but usually,Â your roof will take the greatest hitÂ more than anything else on a house.
So, what does it cost to replace a damaged roof?
According to roofingcalc.com, â€œA typical ranch style or four-square single-family house in the US will have a roof area of about 15 to 20 squares (A square is equal to 100 square feet of roof surface). On the low-end, you can expect to pay anywhere from $5,000 to $8,000 for a simple roof replacement job on a typical four-square or ranch style house, while on the high-end, your total cost could range from $9,000 to $14,000 (or even more in some cases) for a more difficult installation, premium materials, and comprehensive workmanship warranty.â€
Itâ€™s important to remember that every house is different and pricing will vary depending on the size of your home and which roofing materials you prefer. If youâ€™re struggling to price your roof replacement, roofingcalc.com also offers a free roofing estimate calculator online for you to use at your convenience.
What kind of roof damage happens in severe weather?
Snow, ice, and water can really do a number on your roofing. In fact, blogs.heattrak.com shares some of the dangers that can occur:
- SnowÂ can pile up to the point that its weight exceeds the load-bearing capacity of your roof. You might first experience creaking sounds, notice cracks above your windows and doors, and eventually, a bowed ceiling could appear. But eventually this may lead to roof-collapse.
- IceÂ may build up on the eaves of your home and as snow melts and trickles down to the roof’s edges, it can re-freeze. This effect may block your gutters and prevent water from finding an escape off your roof.
- Water– Â Your drywall, ceilings, floors, and more may then suffer heavy water damage. Mold and mildew will likely appear, creating a health hazard.
Being aware of these dangers may help you prevent future roof-related costs, especially if you start planning your prevention strategy. Things like buying a roof rake to clear snow off your roof, insulating your attic, cleaning your gutters and evaluating your roof to prevent ice dams can help prep your home for another freezing winter.
Getting yourself to a place where you feel informed enough to confidently make choices for the installation of a new roof can be a little overwhelming. In addition to our notes, refer to this valuable information from the National Roofing Contractors Association and to better understand the pros and cons of various roofing types, we like HGTV’s write up.Â Also, if you need a little help paying for your roof replacement, we would love to help finance your home improvement mission. Apply today with LendingPoint and talk with one of our amazing representatives about making your dreams a reality.