* How do I know if I need a new roof?
The roof should always be checked. You should keep tabs of its state. The following are signs that you may need a new roof.
Your roof is between twenty and twenty five years old.
The shingles are excessively cracking, curling, or they are blistering.
There are many shingles that are missing and/are torn or damaged.
The roof is leaking in many places.
* How much does a new roof cost?
There is no definitive answer as to how much a new roof will cost. There are a variety of considerations needed before an estimate can be given. From that information, a price quotation or an estimate could be done.
Some of the considerations are:
Size of roof
Materials to be used
Location of house (this is needed to determine which materials would be best for that area’s weather)
Is it for a new house or a re roofing
State costs and taxes
Type of home
After that, you can have several contractors bid on the project to get the best price.
* When re-roofing, should I peel off old layers or simply add a new layer of shingles?