Why You Might Need a New Roof

The Most Common Reasons for a New Roof

If you find yourself saying, “I think I need a new roof,” but aren’t sure if that is the case, this article shares the most common reasons homeowners replace their roofs. The life of your roof is dependent on the kind of materials used, the weather conditions in your geographic area and even the micro-climate that can age a roof. Oh, and don’t forget, you may need to factor in the amount of vegetation that regularly lands on your roof and how you maintain it. Do you need a new roof?

What Does a Roofing Cost Calculator Really Tell You?

Pricing a Roof is Not as Simple as it May Seem

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is, “How much will it cost me for a new roof?” Our response is often, “That depends.” You’ll find a long list of factors affecting the final price of a new roof. Back in May, we tackled the topic for San Francisco roofs. If you are in the market for a new roof, you may have seen those roof calculators featured on some websites. You might even have followed their simple invitation to “Start your roof installation and cost calculator here.”

How Does the Sun Damage Your Roof?

Think of Your Roof as Your Home’s Outer Skin

Unprotected skin, when exposed to the sun is damaged by the ultraviolet rays. Your roof can suffer from those same UV rays.  Marin, Sonoma and San Francisco counties enjoy a variety of microclimates, exposing roofs to varying degrees of heat and moisture. Depending on your location and immediate surroundings, your roof may get more, or less sun exposure than a home only a few miles away.