Austin Roof Installation Estimates

Pricing a New Roof Installation

How Much Will Your New Roof Cost?

There is no such thing as a standard roofing project, so any discussion about roofing costs needs to point that out. Your next door neighbor may have completely different criteria for a new roof than you do. As an example, your roof could be more damaged by the elements and worn, besides the differences in size and pitch. Plus, you may want to add special features like the new solar shingles or dormer windows that bring more light into your attic.

Get a Roof Cost Estimate from a Professional Roofing Contractor

Getting quotes from several reliable roofing companies is the best way to find out what your new roof will cost. You should not be charged for an estimate by a legitimate, professional roofing contractor. If you get an estimate that seems substantially lower than the others, be wary. Its likely to produce a poor installation. Get references from any company that is giving you a quote and make sure you do your due diligence on those references. Go to your homeowners insurance policy and see if your new roof can be covered under the policy.

What is the Cost of Your Roof Based On?

Size and Dimensions.
You can get a rough estimate yourself by measuring the the perimeter of your home, but a professional will climb onto your roof and get precise measurements.

Your Existing Roof’s Slope and Pitch.
The steeper the pitch of your roof, the more expensive it will be due to the additional material needed.

The Material Itself.
There’s a lot of choices available to you regarding materials, depending on your budget and tastes. One thing to be careful of though. Be sure that , if you have chosen a breakable material, such as concrete or clay tile, you order enough material to allow for broken material during the installation process.

The Age of Your Property.
If your home is older, it may have some structural deterioration, which would mean an increase in your labor expenses.

How Accessible Your Roof Is.
The ease of access and the number of stories your property have will affect your estimate. If your property is two stories or more, your cost will be higher. Also, if the roofer has more difficulty getting to the roof, like if you have a townhouse or other type of property that attaches to another dwelling.

Difficulty and Style.
If your roof has a large number of hips and valleys in its design, it will be more difficult to install. Style refers to the basic shape of your roof. If you have extra features built in to your roof design, like dormer windows, vent covers, chimneys, skylights, etc., that will make the difficulty factor rise and increase your cost.

Local Weather Conditions.
If you live in an area with extreme heat, heavy snowfall or high winds, your roof will need particular fortifications that will increase your costs.

Your Location.
Depending on whether you’re in a rural or urban area and your geographic location can affect your pricing.

Having the existing roof Stripped Off or Adding a Layer.
Austin Roof Installation CostIts less expensive to add a layer over the top of existing shingles. But, if you already have several layers of shingles, you may have no choice other than stripping them off first, which is called a “tear-off”. If you’re installing a particularly heavy material like slat or concrete tile, in addition to the tear-off, you may need to reinforce your trusses and roof structure. You’ll need to get rid of the old material and it will add significant labor hours to your project.

Miscellaneous Factors.
There are other, less predictable factors that can add to your cost. Your roofing contractor might find that your flashing is damaged or your roof decking has deteriorated and needs repair first, which will lengthen the time for the project and add additional expenses.

Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors (512) 333-7663 is a roof installation contractor and roof installation company serving Austin , Texas and the surrounding area communities. We have been providing quality professional roofing services since 2001. Give us a call for straight advice regarding your roofing project.


Should You Maintain or Replace Your Roof?

Roof Replacement Contractors in Austin

How can you tell if your roof needs to be replaced or just repaired? When do consistent roof leaks become telling?

The materials that were used to construct your roof has a lot to do with the lifespan of your roof. Usually, you can expect a shingle roof to last around 20 years (depending on the quality of the shingles), while a foam roof, if its maintained regularly can have a lifespan of up to 50 years.

However, we have some additional factors that come into play in the Southwest. Natural aging is mainly caused by the heat and intense sun. The southern side of your roof will generally have the greatest wear and tear. Weather extremes, pollution, tree branches, improper drainage, hail and wind can also affect premature aging of a roof. The best way to put off replacing your roof is to regularly maintain the materials and fix any damage as soon as it happens.

You may, however, be wondering if your roof needs to be replaced. If so, here are 10 things to look for that might give you a clue that a new roof is needed.

Is the roof deck sagging?

Do you see any dark spots?

Is there any consistent leaking or water damage?

Can you see light through your roof?

Is there any materials missing (shingles, tiles, etc.)?

Can you see sections that are cracked or torn? If you have a shingle roof, are there granules in the gutter?

When you check the flashing around vents , pipes and chimneys, are they in good shape?

Are you getting the proper drainage off your roof?

Have you found any mold, rot or moisture?

Do you have proper ventilation for your attic space and appliances?

Roof Installation ContractorsIf you have seen many of these issues with your roof, then you might want to seriously consider the expenses involved. If the expense for repairs is $2500, and the repairs will last 5 years, then it will need to be done again, if not more. You’ll need to compare these costs to the amount of a new roof that could last up to 20 or 30 years. It may make more sense to invest in a new roof now and save a lot of money in future repair expenses.

The other thing you need to be aware of is that putting off a roof replacement can add even more expenses. Bad maintenance can allow moisture to get in to the membrane and cause damage to your insulation and roof decking. If you have to replace these, along with your roof materials, it will be a much more costly proposition.

Roof Installation Companies for Professional Inspections

If its been some time since your last professional roof inspection, you should have it done on a regular basis. A professional, experienced roofing contractor can see things on your roof that you may miss and give you advice as to its remaining lifespan.

This will allow you to make an informed, educated decision regarding the future of your roof. Its better to get all the info you need and do the job right the first time, as it will cost less in the long run.

Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors (512) 333-7663 is a roof installation contractor and roof replacement contractor. We provide commercial roof repair, commercial roof installation and residential roof installation services to Austin, Texas and the surrounding area cities.


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Mike McCoy – Mission Mortgage

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“Thank you again for your hard work. You did an amazing job on our building’s roof system and I would certainly recommend Armadillo to anyone needing your services.”

A.W. Armstrong – Kestrel Management Services, LLC

“Armadillo Roofing replaced our old roof with a beautiful new one. David managed the entire process to the detail. He was there during the work and walked the roof with me after it was finished. Quality, friendly and trustworthy best describes our experience with Mark and David at Armadillo.”

Lisa Y. – Austin

“We had an amazing experience with Armadillo Roofing and can’t say enough positive things about them. They replaced our entire roof in time to put our house on the market.”

Court C. – Cedar Park

“A hail storm left us with roof damage. Armadillo was referred to us and we couldn’t be happier. David was onsite at the start and finish of each phase to ensure everything was done properly. Mark is engaged and responsive anytime we had questions. They do great work! I would recommend Armadillo to anyone.”

Danny W. – Austin