If you own a home in need of repairs and renovation, you may wonder what the best order of priority is to start bringing your home up to par. While it is logical to focus on critical issues such as problems with the foundation, roof, HVAC system, etc. before redoing hardwood floors or painting, its also important to factor in the cost of each major repair. Since the cost of roof replacement can be substantial, it may be wise to wait until the foundation and walls are completed – or simply making smaller repair while saving up for the investment of an entire new roof.  

Allow Your Home to Dictate Which Repair to Complete First

Every fixer-upper is going to be different than the next, so one of the most important evaluations will be a prioritization of repairs. Before purchasing the home, hiring a professional for a house inspection is a must, giving you a two-fold benefit: knowing the overall status of the home, as well as what it will cost and require to be renovated to your standards.

Consider All Options When Choosing a Roofing Material

If your roof has indeed reached the end of its lifespan, you have the opportunity to research and select which type of new roofing material will best suit your needs. While asphalt shingles are still one of the most common picks, due to their low cost, they also have a much shorter lifespan than other materials.  When the cost of roof replacement is factored in over the roof’s lifespan, other materials come out ahead of traditional shingles. Consider the following roofing materials:

  • Clay tiles – Provide superior weather resistance with incredible durability that lasts a lifetime. With a huge range of color options that resist fading and a variety of styles, clay tiles will increase your home’s curb appeal.
  • Concrete tiles – Provide many of the benefits of clay tiles, at a cost that is approximately 30% less than clay.
  • Metal roofs – Long-lived, with a lifespan of up to 100 years (with warranties typically lasting around 50 years).  They provide incredible weather and fire resistance. New styles and colors mimic shingle and other roofing styles, making metal an extremely attractive option.

When you are ready to discuss the cost of roof replacement with professionals in the Placerville area, give us a call at Straight Line Construction; we’re ready to meet your needs.