Roof Replacement

Roof Replacement- Everything You Need to Know

Replacing a roof can be an overwhelming  and stressful process. There are a lot of factors that go into roof replacements. Not being a professional roofer, we understand that you may not be aware of all the details involved in the roof replacement process.


If you plan to replace the roof on your commercial or residential property and have questions regarding the process, let RoofCrafters help. 


We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions FAQ related to roof replacements. Let’s take a look at what they are.



Roof Replacement

Roof Replacement- FAQ

The cost of the new roof will depend on several factors, including the type of roof material and the level of workmanship warranty, size and complexity of the roof. In addition to this, the accumulated cost might also include costs of replacing the wood decking, installing new flashing, or changing components such as skylights.

Whatever type of property you own, it’s essential to replace the roof if the roofing material has outlived its lifespan. Other factors, such as weather conditions and frequency of roof repairs, should also be taken into account. The most common roof type is asphalt shingles and the average lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof is 15-20 years.

The average cost to tear off and replace a roof varies; for example, replacing an asphalt shingles roof is more pocket-friendly or economical than replacing a slate or spanish tile roof. The easier the roof or the more complex  the roof will change the cost as well.

When you’re getting a new roof, you can expect any or all of the following things to get replaced:


  • Decking if needed
  • Underlayment
  • Flashing if needed
  • Ice and Water shield
  • Eave drip flashing
  • Ridge Caps
  • Shingles or Tiles

Roof replacements are the best time to reconsider the color of the roofing materials. Depending on the design of the house, the material of the roof, weather conditions, and location, you should pick a color that would increase your property’s overall value, the curb appeal is one of the most important factors when we go to sell our home. The most popular color is black, it goes with everything and it is not considered what we call a personal color like blue, green or red. These personal colors may require finding someone who loves that specific color and is ok with it on the home they are about to buy.

The lifespan of the roof highly depends on the type and quality of the material used. Here are some of the most common types of roofing materials and their lifespan:


  • Asphalt Roof: 15-20 years
  • Metal Roof: 50 years
  • Tile Roof: 75 Years
  • Slate Roof: 100 Years

The roof’s lifespan may also be affected by factors such as harsh weather conditions and the frequency of maintenance and repairs.


As we mentioned earlier, there are a lot of factors that go into installing a new roof. In addition, roofing materials, like asphalt, are made with the bi-products of oil. Since oil prices are often on the rise, this may impact the cost of new asphalt roofs. Complexity or difficulty is one of the driving factors that increase the cost of a roof.


Replacing and disposing of the old roofing system’s components is also an added cost overlooked when considering the overall cost of a roof replacement.

Do You Need Help?

Whether it’s roof replacements or repairs, RoofCrafters is here to help you with all of your roofing needs. We are passionate about providing options to our clients.


We have been serving our customers for more than 28 years. Whether you own a commercial or residential property, we can help you create a solution that fits your budget and matches your roof replacement needs.


Also Read: Can a Roof be Repaired Instead of Replaced? 

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