It amazes me how much money we spend on things that we don't need and fail to plan for large expenses. I recently updated the costs of asphalt shingles, and they continue to go up since everything else is also increasing.
The roof in your house has a limited lifespan, if you don't take care of it, and will require replacement.
Your mission, should you wish you accept it, is to extend your roof's life as much as possible.
How? Well, the answer is quite simple. You actually already know how.
You do it for the HVAC system of your house and for your car. It's called preventative maintenance.
Here is more info, courtesy of The Roofing Channel, in this video at the 4:35 stamp "... maximize your lifespan by getting annual or semi-annual maintenance...find problems before they cause major issues."
Here at Smooth Skies Services, we find the LITTLE problems before they become BIG problems.
To learn a lot more, refer to my previous post below.
Save Money, on Roof Replacement, with Preventive Maintenance-Revisited
We are creatures of habit, but until the habit evolves, what we do regularly usually occurs by choice and sometimes by a mandated choice.
Most of us are wired by the old proverb by Bert Lance “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
The problem with this statement is that if we wait until it is broken it WILL cost us more money to fix it. In addition, the stress, time, and emotional toll will be significantly higher depending on what is broken.
A good roof can last decades, but no roof will last forever. Your roof is constantly aging. If it is sagging, dropping, or leaking, it may be time to call for help.
But, by this time, the problem has already become BIG. What to do?
Nearly all roofs will need to be replaced eventually and it’s a costly project. The cost of a new roof can range from $8,500 to $14,300, depending on the material, labor cost, and where you are located.
Per the United States Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the average cost of a new roof is $10,000, including materials and labor. The range is as wide as $8,500-$14,300.
A larger roof means more materials and more work, so it makes sense that replacing a roof on a large home costs more. About 80% of roof replacement jobs with basic asphalt shingles cost $4.50–$6 per square foot. For a home between 1000-3000 square feet, roof replacement may cost between $4500 to $18,000.
And I am only talking about installing the new roof covering.
We still need to talk about the old roof removal. This will vary between $1-$5 per square foot.
If there is any need for underlayment repair, then we need to add more cost.
If your roof has additional features like chimneys, skylights, and others that create potential weak points for leaks and require special materials, it will add more cost.
Roof repairs are TEMPORARY fixes.
We live in a time when the cost of living is increasing. Roofing materials and labor have also been impacted by this.
The Producer Price Index for Asphalt Shingle and Coating Materials increased by 30% since January 2021.
The more recent pricing can be found here.
This means the materials are at least 30% more expensive. You need to add labor and fuel to the final price of the roof materials price.
I think you get the picture.
You protect your car and home HVAC unit annually with annual checks. You should do the same for your roof.
PROACTIVE maintenance is better than REACTIVE maintenance.
Don’t you want to:
Know the current condition of your roof?
Be able to extend the life of your roof?
Be prepared when it's time to replace your roof.
Save money on unexpected repairs?
Have peace of mind knowing experts are monitoring your roof?
Of course, we all want to. But, this requires a choice to create a new habit.
Proactive roof maintenance is smart.
We have aerial technology that makes it easy. Why not use it?
Proactive maintenance means recurring visual checks, an annual inspection, and promptly fixing any LITTLE problems which you find during these activities before they become BIG problems.
Smooth Skies Services takes the guesswork out of protecting your biggest investment - your home or your business.
We can help you:
Protect your finances and skip the hassle. Drone inspections are fast, cost-effective, and safe. The icing on the cake? You don't even have to be home for the inspection to take place!
Don't wait until a crisis when you're forced to make big, expensive decisions fast.
Be proactive now and avoid regret later.
Get started by downloading my free guide “Is My Roof Okay?”
You can also take a look at a sample report here.
Then, give us a call so we can personalize a proactive plan for you.
As an engineer, I decided to create Smooth Skies Services so you don’t have to invest the time in learning about roof components, materials, inspections, weather patterns, aerodynamics, air spaces, radio communications, and more.