Replacing your roof can be a nightmare. But it doesn’t have to be. Sure it may not be the most fun thing you’ve ever done but at least it won’t be a disaster. If the time has come for a roof replacement, remember these three tips.

Don’t put it off

Replacing a roof isn’t cheap. Depending on the size of your roof and the material you choose, a new roof can cost anywhere from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. Many homeowners who feel like they can’t afford the expense opt to put off the roof replacement. But this ends up being the costlier route in the long run. Your roof problems won’t go away by ignoring them and after a certain point, roof repairs become a wasted expense. If your roof has reached the end of its life, putting off replacing it will only make matters worse.

Think twice about the roofing material

There are many roofing materials out there but most people choose asphalt shingles because they’re the least expensive and the average lifespan is a little longer than the average number of years a homeowner remains in a given home. However, if you plan to stay in your home for the long haul, there may be other materials that, while they are more expensive, are a better investment since they’ll last longer and require less maintenance.

Choose your contractor carefully

It’s just as important to hire the right contractor as it is to choose the right roofing material. Even the best materials don’t guarantee a good roof if they’re not installed properly. So do your research and choose a reputable roofer that will do an excellent job.

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