5 Factors to Consider When Replacing Your Roof

Do you know when it’s time to replace the roof on your home? Many American homeowners do not, but it’s a serious concern, especially given the propensity for weather damage here in Florida. Simpson Construction & Roofing strongly recommends reviewing these 5 factors involved with replacing your roof.

A Few Questions Regarding a Roof Replacement

What is Your Roof’s Condition?

Both the type of roof and its condition will determine whether you should renovate it or overhaul it entirely. Generally, you have more options for building over an existing roof if it’s made of metal or shingles. Certain home structures do not allow for this, largely due to engineering complexity and weight limitations.

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What’s Your Budget?

Assuming you’ve decided to replace your roof, the first big variable is always going to be your budget. All the style and aesthetic aspirations are pretty moot if you cannot afford them.

Fortunately, Simpson Construction & Roofing can help you determine costs for any project (roofing, siding, windows, etc.) with a FREE estimate. We know from experience that most homeowners are not immediately aware of the expenses involved with every home renovation task. That’s why we take the planning and educational process of our work very seriously. We don’t want you to feel blind-sided at any point. Therefore, we try to clearly establish costs well in advance.

What Style of Roof Do You Want?

Modern innovation affords so many choices for both style and color. This is where you can have tons of fun matching your roof with siding, shutters, windows, and doors.

Caveat: proceed carefully here if you live under HOA jurisdiction. If you do, check with them to make sure there aren’t any rules that prohibit changing the color scheme for your home.

What Materials Should You Use?

Each material type has its advantages. 

  • Tile roofs are very dependable and durable in the face of harsh storm weather in Florida.
  • Metal roofs cost a lot initially, but you can recoup the cost with less maintenance over the course of time.
  • Shingles are amenable to several different roofing styles and typically entail lower installation costs.

How Does Redoing The Roof Impact Resale Value?

You may not want to sell today, but that could change within a few years. With that in mind, you might prefer to select a style more in line with the prevailing market preferences. The best way to do that is to drive around and look at what’s most popular for other homes in your neighborhood.

Simpson Construction & Roofing is the best contract renovation company in Florida for all types of roofing, siding, windows, and gutters. There are many projects like those that are not suitable for homeowners alone. That’s why we invite you to consider us the next time you decide to replace your roof. Call us to learn more at (863)-658-4869 (Avon Park) or (941) 724-0465 (Sarasota/Bradenton).