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Roof Replacement Experts in Eau Claire, WI
Roof replacement isn’t typically anyone’s idea of a fun time. Significant home renovations can be stressful and disruptive, and residential roof replacement is about as substantial as it gets. Wisconsin is a beautiful state, but it gets more than its fair share of snow and rain. That’s why we understand the importance of having high-quality materials and experienced roofers in a task like this.
We pride ourselves on providing high-quality roofing services in Eau Claire, WI, and making our customer’s experience as smooth as possible.
What Does Residential Roof Replacement Involve?
The first step in replacing a roof involves tearing the old one away. In the past, it was not uncommon to lay the new roof over the old; sometimes more than once. However, this practice is no longer allowed in some jurisdictions. If a tear-off is necessary, we will remove the old shingles, being careful not to cause damage or leave debris in the area surrounding the property.
Once the roof is exposed, any necessary repairs can be carried out, including the installation or replacement of breathable membranes if required.
Roofing paper-which provides a second layer of protection against water ingress-is fixed in place. Metal drip edges can then be attached to prevent water from getting in at the edges of the roofing paper. The final step is to fit new shingles and apply flashing to the areas where water might find its way in, such as at the peak of the roof, and around chimneys.
The Costs of Replacing a Roof
The type of shingles used primarily determines the cost of replacing a roof. The cost of labour does not change a great deal between different roofing jobs, but the cost of shingles can vary greatly.
For example, using inexpensive three-tab asphalt shingles, an average roof replacement could cost between $7,000 and $12,000. However, that same property using clay or slate tiles could be closer to $50,000. Some shingles are better suited to certain climates than others. Having proudly served the Eau Claire, WI area, we are happy to advise on the best shingles for your property.
Will Insurance Cover Roof Replacement?
Each situation is unique, and whether extensive roof repairs like full replacement are covered by insurance will often come down to your specific policy and the cause of the damage. A standard home insurance policy will rarely cover the entire costs of roof replacement. However, it may be possible to have some of the expenses covered. Your first move should be to get a detailed report of the damage and quote for the replacement.
How Long Does a Replaced Roof Last?
As with the price of replacing a roof, the life expectancy of that roof is mainly determined by the shingle type used. As a rough guide, the more inexpensive shingles-such as asphalt-have a life expectancy of 20-40 years. On the other hand, slate tiles can last for up to a century! Everything else falls somewhere in between except for flat asphalt roofing, which has a much shorter life expectancy of around ten years.
What's Included in the Warranty?
There are two relevant warranties to consider when fitting a new roof. The manufacturer’s warranty covers the materials (though typically not all of them) and is provided by the manufacturer directly. A manufacturer’s warranty covers problems that arise due to a defect in the materials used. Contractor’s warranties typically do not include materials.
There are also different types of warranty available, with varying costs to match the amount of coverage. It is possible to get a full-system warranty which would cover almost every aspect of your new roof. However, it would be more expensive than other less inclusive warranties.