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Should Landlords Replace Their Roofs Immediately?

As landlords, we look carefully at our rental properties, especially right after a tenant leaves. Wear and tear might seem minimal, but dozens of minor problems are a major issue that requires your attention. We can't blame you if you forgot about the roof's condition, seeing as we mostly pay attention to our rental property's interiors more than the exteriors.

However, the roofs of properties are a habitation problem, meaning it falls right into our responsibility to provide a habitation that's ideal for tenants (and tenants have the right to refuse any landlord who presents a non-ideal property.

One of your biggest questions might be, "when is the right time to replace a roof after a tenant leaves?" The answer is easy: have a roofing specialist inspect your roof and provide high-quality maintenance services. These roofers fully understand your roof's existing condition, which allows them to provide you with valid opinions regarding your roof's current condition.

Fortunately, almost every town has a dependable roofing company who can help you with these services.

If you're curious about the total cost of roofing replacement, you can use this report from Super Storm Restoration. Read more about it below.

How Much Does a New Roof Cost?

The average cost to replace a roof can vary quite a bit. According to HomeAdvisor, the typical range for roof replacement costs is between $5,100 and $10,000, but roof replacement can be as low as $1,200 or as high as $30,000. Many roofing companies will charge between $3.50 and $5.00 per square foot. The average roof size is about 1,700 square feet, but here in Des Moines a roof averages around 3,000 square feet. The cost depends on a variety of factors including square footage, material, damage to your roof and more.

On the lower end of this spectrum, you’ll be getting a roof with lower quality materials, and possibly lower quality work that cuts corners. Choosing to move forward with low quality work will result in needing your roof replaced sooner and could even void your warranty. Be sure to always ask a roofing company about their insurance and liability before hiring them, to make sure you are covered in case of an accident, as well.

How Much Does It Cost to Reshingle a Roof?

The national average cost to reshingle a roof is around $7,200, according to homeguide.com, but it can vary drastically. The cost to reshingle a roof depends on a number of things such as roof size, geographic location, shingle material and other factors. If you're looking for a minor repair instead of reshingling the entire roof, you could drastically save on your bottom line. Depending on the number of shingles and the materials used, fixing or replacing a few shingles can vary in cost. Roofing Calculator estimates that the average shingle repair costs around $650. (Continue reading here to learn more about how much it costs to completely replace roofs with other roofing materials)

If you have yet to find a dependable roofer in Farmington, CT, you can always count on us at Slavin Home Improvements. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.



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