They say that a house never starts with the roof and that is very true, but the roof protects the structure of the house from adverse weather conditions. Therefore, we need to perform a periodic technical inspection of the entire frame and roof, to estimate when we need to replace the roof.
Roof Replacement is done mainly for two reasons: damage to the previous structure or the willingness to reform spaces, such as converting an attic that serves as a utility room. It is a project that has its costs, but if we study the options and know how to organize our budget, we can save in the process.
How much does it cost Roof Replacement of a house?
In the cost of the roof change we will omit what corresponds to local rates which, depending on the area, can vary greatly. In any case, it is important to keep in mind that you may need permits from the local authority.
As for the price, the design of the roof, as well as the material that will be used will affect the final cost of the work. In addition, we must take into account the skilled labor needed for the job. If we consider the design of a gable roof with an extension of 70 – 90m2, the approximate costs would be
– Metal roof: Between 19,000 and 26,000
– Slate Roof: This is among the most expensive and usually costs $35,000 – $40,000 or more.
Prices include skilled labor.
How much does it cost to put shingles on a house?
An interesting option to the previous materials are the tiles, which in some cases provide a cooler and more pleasant environment and in other cases are a little warmer but allow us to save money.
Clay roof tiles are one of the most commonly used, costing between $23,000 and $34,000, but not only do they provide a cooler environment for the home, they have an image that adds a lot to the external appearance of the house.
Wooden tiles are also regularly used, somewhat cheaper, continue to improve the image of the house and are not as warm. Their cost varies between $16,000 and $23,000
The asphalt tiles, on the other hand, are quite economical, ranging from $4,500 to $13,500 depending on the brand and the additional work that can be added to the change of roof.
How long does the roof of a house last?
The duration of the roof is linked to the cost, as expected. If you invest in a good roof you are guaranteeing that you will not have to make changes for a long time. So, we have to:
- Slate roofs, the most expensive ones, can last over 95 years in regular conditions.
- Metal roofs have a lifespan that approaches 50 years.
- Wood shingle roofs last on average about 25 years.
- Asphalt roofs usually last between 20 and 25 years.
In summary, the extra cost of putting a good roof will be paid back over a long period of time, all it takes is applying it to your budget and making a decision that balances your pocketbook and the needs of a well protected home.