While it would be great for your residential roof to last forever, the truth is that it won't. It is inevitable for your roof to give out over time and need to be replaced in order for it to continue to protect you and your belongings. A roof replacement project is a large job, and because of this, you probably have many questions regarding the project as a whole. Keep reading below to learn some answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions regarding roof replacement projects, but if you have further questions or concerns, reach out to a local roof replacement service.

How Much Does It Cost to Have a Residential Roof Replaced?

This is by far the most popular question asked by homeowners, but at the same time, it is also the question that is the most difficult to answer without having performed a full inspection and knowing the specifics of your individual roof. The cost of a roof replacement will depend on several different factors, such as the roof's size, the kind of roof that will be installed, any additional structural repairs that may be needed, and more.

Is It Possible to Choose a Different Kind of Roof?

It is not uncommon for homeowners to want to go with a different type of roof than what is currently on their home when they are having their roof replaced. So, if you have an asphalt shingled roof, you do not necessarily have to go with asphalt shingles for the replacement. In fact, when you are having your roof replaced, this is the perfect time to consider a more energy-efficient upgrade in roofing materials. Take your time to do some research into roofing materials and see what is available. If you need help, a roofing contractor can help you determine what type of roof is best for your individual needs and living area while also helping your stay within your budget.

Can Homeowner's Insurance Pay for the Roof Replacement?

As a general rule, your homeowner's insurance policy isn't going to cover the replacement of your roof. The only way that they will pay for your roof replacement is if the damage was due to an act of nature. For instance, if your roof was damaged due to a hurricane, tornado, or other act of nature that was beyond your control, your roof may qualify for a partial or total replacement. However, the specifics of your policy will vary between insurance companies. Therefore, to find out for sure, you should check your policy documentation or contact your homeowner's insurance provider.  

For more information, contact a roof replacement contractor.