1. Start With Your Current Roof’s Age
Most roofing manufacturers promise 30 years on their products. Unfortunately, that rarely holds up in Jacksonville. Roofs here sustain more punishment and tend to wear out faster. Gather any documentation you have on when the roof was installed and last serviced.
After 20 years, it’s time to start thinking about residential roof replacement.
2. Get A Professional Roof Inspection Done
You can start assessing your roof’s condition by giving it a good look from ground level: In some cases, binoculars can help here. Shingle curling and loss are usually easy to spot from the ground. Granule loss can be noticeable if you check your gutters.
A professional Jacksonville roof inspection will help you identify any looming problems.
3. Determine The Likely Costs Of Replacement
At Plair Homes, we hope you’ll choose us for your residential roof repair or replacement. No matter who you work with, though, it’s crucial to make the right decision for you. In our years of experience, we’ve noticed many homeowners like to get bids from multiple roofers.
Any experienced roofer will be glad to give you a written estimate of roof replacement cost in Jacksonville. You should compare this to the potential costs for annual inspection and repair. If your roof is over 20 years old, add about 10% to these costs each year in your planning.
4. Look At Your Long-Term Goals
If you expect to sell your home within the next five years, roof replacement is an even better investment. Buyers are savvy about roof condition and want to know they won’t end up getting their own new roof a few years after they move in.
In fact, more Jacksonville home buyers are insisting on a complete home inspection before they move forward. Sometimes, lenders or insurers require it. If they find out your roof is in poor condition, you might have to go down on your asking price.
5. Choose The Right Season For The Job
At Plair Homes, we can perform your Jacksonville roof replacement any season of the year. After all, we don’t have to worry about snow and ice! But there are still timing considerations. By the time a storm rolls in, it’s too late to do most roof work. Likewise, the height of summer will include some days when roofers can’t spend more than a few hours on the roof.
Here in Jacksonville, fall might be the ideal time to get roof work done. Also think about the length of your project and how it might impact your family’s routine to help you decide.
Whatever you pick, call a trustworthy local roofer soon so you get the appointment you want. Contact the Jacksonville roofing experts at Plair Homes to get started.