FAQs About a New Roof

Everything you need to know when in the market for a new roof

It’s not unusual for homeowners to have questions when considering a new roof. At American Roofing & Waterproofing, we’re happy to help you every step of the way in order to provide you with the best possible solutions. Here are some frequently asked questions about new roofing projects:


How Do I Know If I Need a New Roof?

A new roof is a big investment, and not one you should delay. Knowing when to replace your roof can lead to thousands of dollars saved by avoiding home repairs from leaky shingles and structural damage. Getting annual roof inspections aids in the process. Here are a few signs that it’s time for a new roof:


  • The roof has outlived its lifespan
  • The shingles are curling or buckling
  • Missing shingles
  • Missing flashing and gutter guards
  • Water damage and mold


What Should I Look for in a Contractor?

 Hiring the right contractor is a critical decision when inquiring about a new roof. While there is a multitude of different companies that can offer the work, not many can offer the quality and homeowner peace of mind needed. Be sure to look out for these qualities in your roofing contractor:

  • They are licensed
  • They have years of prior experience
  • They offer a warranty for their work
  • They can complete the job in a timely manner

American Roofing & Waterproofing provides quality roof inspections, installation and maintenance needs as well as roof replacements all while using quality materials and top-notch contractors.



What Roofing Materials Should I Use?

The shape and style of your roof will determine what kind of roof you need, while your budget will determine whether you use average or luxury materials. Additional factors to your new roof can include dip edge, water barrier, underlayment, flashing, decking and ventilation. Other types of roofs include clay and concrete tiles, metal, slate, asphalt shingles and spray polyurethane foam. Talk to your contractor about which material is right for your project.



How Long Will My New Roof Last?

 All roofs have different life expectancies depending on what materials are used and what factors are at hand. For example, a central Arizona roof can last anywhere from 10-50 years depending on the roof systems installed on your home or building. Roofs made with tile can last up to 50 years, shingle roofs can live up to 30 years and foam roofs last around 15-25 years. There are numerous different kinds of materials with different longevity abilities. It’s important to do your research to see what best suits your commercial or multifamily project.



How Much Will a New Roof Cost?

 The average price to replace a roof usually ranges from $5,000 – $15,000+. Pricing factors include square footage, labor and the type of material used. Size of the roof is a huge impactor, so differently sized projects are going to vary in price. Keep in mind that not all roofing materials and projects are equal. Your contractor will let you know how the size of the roofing project, the cost of the materials and the labor fee all affect the final total.


American Roofing & Waterproofing is trusted in the industry to guide you in your next project. Turn to us for any questions regarding a new roof and a free estimate. Let’s work together!

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