When was the last time you really paid attention to your roof? If it seems to be working properly, it’s only natural to let thoughts of your roof go to the back burner. But, the fact is that if your roof is over 15 years old, you might need to schedule an inspection to see if it’s time to start planning for a roof replacement.
If you’re feeling unprepared to take on a roof replacement project, you’re in the right place. Below, you’ll find the answers to all of our frequently asked questions about roofing so you can start preparing for your project.
How Do I Know if It’s Time to Replace My Roof?
Depending on the state of your roof, the answer to this question may be obvious. If you have a noticeable hole or leak in your roof, you’ll want to schedule an emergency roof replacement as soon as possible.
Other times, however, the damage is not so obvious. If you notice signs of missing granules, damaged or missing shingles, mold growth in your attic, or algae growth on your roof, there’s a good chance it needs to be replaced before more serious damage occurs.
Which Materials Should I Choose for My Roof Replacement?
Here at C&W Roofing, Siding & Window Co, many of our customers opt for asphalt shingles when they replace their roofs. That’s because they look great on just about any type of roof and they come in a variety of different designs, so it’s easy to find an option that matches the rest of your home.
Perhaps best of all, asphalt shingles are cost-effective, as they’re a budget-friendly material that’s designed to withstand our South Carolina weather extremes.
How Much Will It Cost to Replace My Roof?
Unfortunately, there’s no “one size fits all” answer to this question. The total cost of your roof replacement will depend on the following factors:
- The size and slope of your roof
- The state of your old roof and how difficult it is to remove
- The materials you choose
- Unique features we may need to work around like skylights or chimneys
When you choose the C&W team for your project, we’ll give you a free estimate, outlining the expected costs for your project, based on the specifics of your home.
When Is the Best Time to Replace a Roof?
There’s not a particular time of year that’s better or worse to replace your roof. Our professional team of workers is available year-round and will be happy to replace your roof when it makes sense for your home, regardless of the date on the calendar.
Is Replacing My Roof a Good Investment?
In short, yes! Replacing your roof can increase your curb appeal and your overall home value. Beyond that, a new roof can even make help you save on home energy costs by maintaining a more comfortable temperature, so you don’t have to use your heating and cooling system as much.
Is There Anything I Should Do to Prepare for My Roof Replacement?
When you trust the C&W team for your roof replacement project, we do all the heavy lifting for you. However, there are a few small things you can do to help make the process go smoothly. If you’re able to, try to remove loose items from your walls, like artwork, before the replacement begins. Sometimes, hammering on your roof can cause the walls to vibrate.
You’ll also want to keep your driveway clear so our contractors have plenty of space to move around during the installation. Above all, our goal is to minimize interruptions to your routine and leave your home looking like we were never there.
Schedule a Free Consultation for Your Roofing Project
Now that you’ve read the answers to some of the most common roof replacement questions we get, are you ready to move forward with your project? If so, reach out to our team to schedule a free consultation to get an estimate for a new roof. We can’t wait to help transform your home!