What does a roof replacement cost? What about a roof repair?
The state of your roof should always be a major concern for a homeowner. Whether a roof is new or old, there is a level of anxiety that people have about them. It doesn’t take much to damage a roof, especially with Michigan’s horrible winters. When the weather begins to warm up, homeowners often decide to get their roof inspections to make sure their home is in tip-top shape. For many, inspections give them the reassurance they need. However, sometimes inspections reveal damage that you may not have noticed on your own.
The first thing people wonder is how much is going to cost. Although an estimate can give a clear and definitive number, some people like a ballpark of what to expect for any repairs and replacements. For those who need a little guidance, Eastbrook Construction is going to give you some insights on the cost a homeowner should be expecting.
Roof Repair Cost
General roof repairs are necessary to ensure the longevity of your home. After all, a damaged roof can lead to more damage in the long run. However, the cost can be a source of anxiety. Especially, when you have no idea the price range for these repairs. In order to understand how much a roof repair can cost, we need to look at minor and major roof repairs.
First of all, minor roof repairs can range from:
- Gutter Cleaning
- Replacing Cracked or Missing Shingles
- Fixing Holes and Holes
- Patching Leaks
These simple problems are easy for contractors to correct. In fact, many people resort to DIY repairs when it comes to these minor damages. However, professionals will always get the job done right. For a contractor to handle these repairs, you can expect to spend between $150 to $1500. But what about major repairs?
While you can get away with DIY repairs for minor problems, the same cannot be said for major damages. Major damages can range from excessive water damage, electrical problems, mold, and roof sagging. These problems need the skills of professional contractors to handle. As a result, you can be spending up to $7,000. Mind you, the prices will vary depending on the severity of the damage, but these prices are pretty common. So, what does a roof replacement cost?
Roof Replacement Cost
A roof replacement is not going to be cheaper than a repair. However, you should not consider replacing your roof unless your roof is:
- Over 20 Years Old
- Significant Damage
- Recurring Damage
There are plenty of roofs that can last up to 30 years but circumstances can make replacement your only option. If your roof has recurring damage, it can be an indication of a major problem that cannot be resolved by simpling and repairing it. Furthermore, if there is significant damage, it’s more affordable to replace the roof. After 20 years, it becomes hard to maintain your roof. That is why many contractors recommend replacing your roof if homeowners are experiencing these problems. However, the cost can be steep. Many people can expect to spend more than $8,000 on their replacement.
Homeowners should not have to break the bank to maintain their roof or replace it. Fortunately, Eastbrook Construction is an affordable roofer that services Howell and other local communities. Contact us today to see how our professional contractors can help you!