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Roof Replacement Guide

Updated: Sep 14, 2023

While homeowners want their roofs to last as long as possible, every roof has an expiration date. There are many types of roof materials, and longevity varies according to the material used. While wood shingles can last up to 30 years, slate and metal roofs can endure for 50 years. Homeowners who want longevity and durability should expect higher costs for stronger materials.

Guide to Roof Replacement

When to Schedule Roof Replacement

When a roof is nearing the end of its effective life, how do homeowners know? Do all metal roofs last 50 years? Can most wood shingles survive 30 years? Here's how to tell that it's time for a roof replacement.

Shiny Fiberglass Showing and Other Signs of Roof Issues

Waiting too long to replace a roof can lead to disastrous consequences. Homeowners might notice leaks during rainstorms. Missing shingles, sagging, and flashing issues are telltale signs of a failing roof.

Mold could be attributed to a roof leak or a failing roof. While mold on walls or on the ceiling could indicate a plumbing problem, water leaking from the roof could drip into the attic and down the walls. Not all homes have an attic space to capture moisture, and some homeowners might spot water stains and mold on their ceilings or walls. Mold should always be investigated and remediated.

Will Your Roof Leak with One Shingle Missing?

Roofs are designed with shingles; each helps protect a small portion of the home. Homeowners might notice that one shingle is missing. Is this an issue? Can one missing shingle lead to a leaky roof?

Any missing shingle creates a vulnerable area that could lead to a leak. Missing shingles won't always cause a leaky roof but should not be ignored. If homeowners notice a shingle missing, they can contact Eureka Contracting & Roofing for a free professional inspection. Our team helps homeowners understand the damage and answers any questions or concerns.

Unless a roof is badly damaged in a storm, homeowner's insurance does not cover the cost of a new roof. Owning a home has many costs; eventually, a roof must be replaced. Long-term wear and tear and deterioration of the shingles over time are expected; replacing a roof is one of the many costs of homeownership.

How Much Does Roof Replacement Cost?

The cost of replacing a roof varies for many reasons. The size of the home and the type of materials impact the project's cost; each contractor has a billable rate related to labor, and these charges also affect the final cost.

This Old House reports that homeowners spend an average of $10,000 for their new roof. What happens if homeowners must replace their roofs but cannot afford the cost of the project?

If it is an insurable loss, your only cost will be your deductible. If your roof is damaged from wind or hail, call Eureka Contracting & Roofing before contacting your insurance company. Not all roofs will qualify for an insurable roof replacement. If you file a claim and the insurance company denies it, it goes on your record and counts as a claim. We pride ourselves on working with insurance companies on behalf of our customers.

Eureka Contracting & Roofing works with lenders who offer financing options through ProFund. Homeowners can get approved for a loan through ProFund to finance their project and purchase their new roof. Eureka Contracting & Roofing will discuss payment terms with homeowners to help them understand the financing structure and options. Financing through ProFund enables homeowners to make monthly payments for their new roof.

Schedule a FREE Roof Inspection with Eureka Contracting & Roofing

Homeowners who notice missing shingles or leaks or whose neighbors are all getting new roofs should immediately contact Eureka Contracting & Roofing. Our team inspects the roof, explains any damage, answers questions, and provides a comprehensive report with photos clearly showing any damage.

In some cases, the roof needs repairs versus a full replacement. The damage might be minimal, and the roof could have a few years left before it needs to be replaced.

Roof designs include materials like slate, metal, wood shingles, and more. Each material has pros and cons; the budget also impacts the type of material homeowners select. Eureka Contracting will discuss the benefits of each type of roof and help homeowners understand price points. A new roof is an expensive home improvement project; our team ensures homeowners understand all their options to meet their needs and budget. Call us today!

Eureka Contracting & Roofing has over 30 years of experience in the construction and insurance industry. We offer free one-on-one consultations to discuss your goals, concerns, and ideas and will provide a free roof evaluation with your best interest in mind. Call 636-938-ROOF or click to learn more and schedule your free roof inspection.


About the Author:

Eureka Contracting and Roofing

Eureka Contracting & Roofing is a top-rated, Veteran-owned, fully licensed, and insured roofing business in Eureka, Missouri. By putting 30 years of experience to work, we ensure that our residential and commercial customer's roofs, gutters, shingles, soffits, and siding are expertly installed, maintained, repaired, or replaced. We make properties better– the proof is in the roof!


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