Natural wear and tear due to exposure to sun, rain, ice and wind also damage the roof over time. If under home owners insurance cover, some times we are lucky to get money to replace the roof.
To make an estimate on the
An old layer of shingles on the roof can stay there if it is in reasonable condition and won’t interfere with the new roof. But, if you are going for heavier shingles or slate type of roof then the existing layer of shingles must go before the replacement roof goes on.
Asphalt is easier to remove than say wood or tiles. So, the latter’s removal costs much more than asphalt which costs about 100 dollars per square for removal and disposal. If there are more than one layer the costs go up.
If your home is moderate to low pitch then expect lower
In the past few years the cost of raw materials that make up asphalt shingles have sky-rocketed. About two decades ago asphalt shingles used to cost 10 dollars or less per bundle. About 6 years ago the cost had gone to about $40 dollars after the oil shock and gulf war. In the last year, the prices of shingles have been going up almost every month.
The prices in fact are now in the range of $80 to $100 dollars. Asphalt and compositional shingles were the favorites for a long time because of their affordability. People could get a new roof under $3000 dollars. Today, they have to shell out $10,000 dollars for a roof. But, it still retains the top-spot as the cheapest roof.
The other roofs like slate and clay tiles are lot more expensive. Not only the materials