Homeowners and commercial property owners replace their roofs for many different reasons, most commonly, when a roof is failing. If your roof is more than 20 years old and you are experiencing leaks, or the shingles look worn and brittle, or your gutters are filled with shingle granules, you should consider replacing your roof.
Storm damage is a second common reason property owners replace their roof. Hail and wind are typical causes of storm damage in Central PA. If you suspect storm damage, be sure to have your roof inspected as soon as possible since most insurance companies limit the window of time they allow to file a claim.
Thirdly, many roofs are replaced to solve the algae staining problem. In the past, this was the number one problem with shingle roofs. Many manufacturers used limestone as a “filler” in their shingles to reduce cost. Limestone feeds algae. Unfortunately, this problem still exists in many shingles marketed today as “Algae Resistant.” However, permanently solving the algae staining problem is the reason Atlas Shingles are the leading brand our company chooses to install. We would love to show you the difference.
The roof replacement process starts with an inspection of your roof and an estimate of the costs to replace or repair the roof. The sales representative assigned to your job will complete the inspection at the appointed date and time, provide helpful information about the materials we use and the installation process, and answer any questions you may have. Since most homeowners appreciate choice, you will be provided with several replacement options and the accompanying costs.
The price of a new roof varies considerably depending on the size of the roof, the steepness of the roof, and the accessibility of the site. Other considerations include the materials you choose for your new roof. Do you prefer metal, shingle, or composite slate? On average a roof costs between $10-15,000, but can be as low as $5,000 or as high as $50,000. The good news is that getting an estimate is free and your estimate will detail specifically the costs for your unique property.