Every roof has a lifespan. Depending on the level of maintenance you provide, you may be able to extend or shorten your roof’s lifespan. The bottom line is that, at one time or another, you may need to replace your roof altogether. Make no mistakes, a complete roof replacement project can be one of the most difficult tasks you’ve ever had to handle. Here are some basic things that you should know about roof replacement projects.

Obviously, most concerns will be related to the cost of the process. As you may imagine, the cost varies greatly. Roof replacement costs usually vary according to the area to be covered, the pitch of the roof, the roof installation & repair service provider, and the type of material you’re planning to use. However, in most cases, you’re looking at about $5,000 or more. Keep in mind that contractors have a great deal of flexibility to negotiate on the costs, so make sure that you take advantage of that.

Before you start looking for roofers, there are several terms that you should get familiar with:

  • “Square”. You will notice that roofers talk in “squares”. A square is the equivalent of 100 square feet.

  • “Vent”. A vent is usually a pipe that penetrates the roof in order to ensure proper ventilation into the attic.

  • “Composition”. This is a term that most roofers use for asphalt shingles.

For more information about roof replacement projects, feel free to contact Ramos Roofing at (801) 884-8127. We are located in West Valley City, UT, but we offer our services to people in the surrounding areas as well.