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  • Writer's pictureApril Dacas, VP

Roofing Costs At Every Stage


Managing a property and all its required maintenance is serious business. From the moment you take on a new home, you must be mindful of what is needed to keep it in tip-top shape to avoid breakdown of critical components and expensive repairs.

Your Roof: Repair and Replacement

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. It provides shelter, regulated temperatures, and protection from the elements and fortifies your home’s overall structure. Keeping your roof in good condition will be essential to reducing repair and energy costs and protecting your home and property.

Over time, damage and natural wear and tear will occur, making it necessary to repair and eventually replace your roof. Knowing what kind of costs you’ll incur for this project will allow you to plan and prepare for future financial needs. Here’s a quick overview of what you might expect to pay for roof repair and replacement.

Stages Of a Roof Investment

Think about your roofing investment as having the following stages:

  • The lifetime cost of maintenance and repairs

  • The initial installment, labor, and costs

  • Unexpected and unforeseen repairs due to storms and other damage

Planning for all stages of roof care will give you a solid foundation to protect your investment. The type of roofing product you choose and the contractor you choose to work with can affect all of these stages. As you compare costs for different roof types–asphalt, metal, clay, slate, cement, or non-traditional materials–you’ll need to familiarize yourself with various durability, care, and cost aspects. Choosing a roof you can care for will make all the difference when creating a lifetime plan for protection.

Roof Life

Calculating your roof’s projected lifespan cost involves dividing the initial installation cost by the number of years it’s expected to last. Add in maintenance costs, and this overall view will help you to make a more educated decision regarding what you can handle.

As you budget for a roof replacement, consider the lifespan of your roof as well as the cost of a second replacement. You may not be living in the house for that long, but the condition of your roof at the time of resale will affect your home’s overall value. Investing in quality craftsmanship and materials will yield better returns and protect your investment for a longer time.

Installation Costs

Installation of a roof will require both labor costs and materials. Getting an installation is a significant financial investment; get at least three estimates from qualified contractors before choosing one. Make sure you know all the details on warranty, licensing, and work guarantees before signing a contract.

While you might be tempted to cut corners on labor costs during installation, this could ultimately lead you down the road to substandard work and the need for repairs. An established contractor can provide proof of proper licensing and insurance. They almost always guarantee their work and materials with a warranty that protects you and provides additional service when needed. A quality contractor desires a long-term relationship with valued clients, and they will not hesitate to provide proper documents when requested to do so.

Maintenance Costs

Installing a roof with minimal need for maintenance and upkeep is an ideal situation. Quality work and superior roofing materials contribute to this type of situation, provided that you perform proactive maintenance and adhere to a regular care schedule.

Of course, there will be times when unexpected and unforeseen weather changes and environmental exposure to extreme temperatures could compromise the strength of your roof. Budgeting for these expenses will allow you to efficiently take care of them without the strain of having to come up with funds to cover needed work.

Len’s Roofing: With You Every Step Of The Way

Roof repair and replacement are significant investments. It’s understandable that projects like these are daunting; let the professionals at Len’s take the guesswork out of caring for your roof. Top-notch materials, quality craftsmanship, and a commitment to service satisfaction are just a few of the many that make us the best in the biz. Contact us for an inspection! Visit or call us at 941-896-7897 to make an appointment today.


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