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Smart Reno Express provides you with an easy way to find Roofing Contractors without having to search business directories or the Web. Just post your roofing project and start receiving quotes from local contractors.
Quick Tips from Smart Reno for Your Roofing Project
When planning to build or redo your roof, you should first decide on the style of roof and roofing materials that are suitable for your home. Obviously, you also want a professional to inspect your roofing project and provide you with a free estimate.
As for roofing materials, the most common options which are:
- composite shingles, or
- slate shingles.
In certain situations, other great choices are:
- metal roofs, or
- rubberized roof.
You could even consider eco-friendly options such as:
- a green roof, or
- a roof with solar panels.
How Much does a Roofing Project Cost?
The cost of a roofing project will depend on different variables, such as:
- shingle type
- roof size, and
- the level of service that the roofing contractor provides.
On average, the price is $4-$5 per square foot for residential projects. (Try our cost estimator for your roofing project.) You will also want to ask if other services, such as inspection after the roof is completed, are included in the price.
How to Keep Costs Low on Your Roofing Project
When installing a new roof, you will want quality materials and you will need skilled roofers to complete the work. Roofs with low quality materials might not be worth the investment. Yet, if you can be flexible with the time of installation, you may be able to lower your costs by:
- asking a contractor for an off-season discount, and/or
- comparing the cost of materials and labor from different roofing contractors and see who offers the best overall value.
How Long Does a Roof Last?
With basic maintenance, a roof should last about 20-30 years. The lifespan depends on the quality of the shingles and the skill of the installers. You may have to undertake minor repair projects due to weather events or ice damage, but overall the roof should last for between two and three decades.
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