If you have a need to replace the roof on your home or business in or around Columbus, Ohio and it’s completely normal to have a lot of questions about such a major purchase. Can I repair my roof? Do I need a new roof? How much will my new roof cost?
Perhaps you’ve moved into a new home recently and you knew that a roof replacement was in your future based on a home inspection or some routine maintenance. Others may not be as lucky and needing a roof replacement is a surprise to them. In either scenario, you’ve come to the right place and you’ve found a local roofing company you can trust!
Before we get to the cost, let’s start with this question…
Can a local roofing company repair my roof?
During an examination of your roof we will determine if a roof repair will help to prolong the life of your roof without needing a new roof installation. Sometimes a simple repair to replace a ridge cap shingles that has blown off or repair a damaged flashing can buy you some time before a full roof replacement is needed.
If it is determined that the roof can’t be repaired and you need a full roof replacement we will let you know what your options are. We will be transparent with our findings and provide photos and/or videos showing any issues, it is our job to provide you with the information to make the best decision for your property. After a thorough examination of your current roof, we will give you our honest opinion about the condition of your roof.
If it is determined that you need a full roof replacement then it’s time to answer we’re asked more than any other: How much will a new roof cost in Columbus Ohio?
Replacing your roof is not an inexpensive home maintenance item, in fact, it is one of the more expensive things you’ll need to do as a property owner. As with anything we understand that the cost of your roof can be a surprise to many homeowners.
The cost to replace your roof in Central Ohio can cost anywhere from $4.25 per square foot on the lower end and $6.00 per square foot of roof area. Your roofer will often use the term of squares for a unit of measure, so if you have 2200 square feet of roof area your roofer may tell you that your home’s roof is 22 squares. Columbus roof prices vary greatly, in 2021 we’ve installed some roofs that are over $25,000 and others that are $6,000.
There are many factors that go into the price per square; home size, steepness of your roof, materials used, structural limitations, complexity of the job, and operating costs associated with being a professional roofing contractor. These costs include proper licensing, comprehensive insurance coverage, tools, and safety equipment for our crews & vehicles, not to mention the costs of the roofing materials & labor costs to apply them to your home, place of worship, business, or multi-family building.
When getting initial estimates from other roofing companies, be sure that the estimates list the work that will be performed, brand name products that the contractor is proposing to use, and the manufacturer & name of the roofing shingles that they’re proposing to use. Why are these important factors in the cost of your new roof?
There are many contractors who will want to use generic accessory items and low-cost shingles that don’t have the quality and warranty that a Best Exteriors Inc Integrity Roof System does. These low-cost products have a significant impact on the roof estimates you receive, if one is much lower than the rest it should be a red flag.
Another red flag is the contractor whose quote is very bland and generic without much detail or specifics. This vagueness is done on purpose, to take your eyes to the bottom line and distract the fact that you’re not getting the best roof for your home.
We don’t do that, in fact, our roof estimates which are FREE, yes we offer free estimates, are typically over 15 pages. If you are going to gather 3-4 quotes we recommend you compare apples to apples to make sure you are getting the best roof for your home.
Replacing your roof isn’t as exciting as updating your kitchen or as impactful as taking down walls and making your living space larger but now that you have the information on cost, value and some tips for choosing a contractor you can protect your largest investment: your home. Roof Replacement isn’t cheap, and at some point every home will need a new roof installation or roof repair. When that day comes we hope that this article is helpful to Central Ohio homeowners to make the best choice possible.
Best Exteriors, Inc. is the best choice for a local, professional roofing contractor in Columbus, Ohio!
Your roof is your first line of defense against weather damage and all that mother nature throws at us in Central Ohio. A healthy, strong roof will increase your home’s value and curb appeal, and it will keep your possessions safe and dry throughout the years. The cost of the new roof is important but the overall value of the shingle roof replacement is paramount.
We don’t take the responsibility of working on your home or business lightly, we invite you to trust Best Exteriors, Inc. for residential roofing, James Hardie Lap Siding, Commercial roofing & gutter services. Give us a call at (614) 964-BEST or toll-free 1-844-865-BEST You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation!