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Roofing Cost – Will I Be Able to Afford a New Roof?

Roofing CostBuying a new roof is a large expense no matter what the sq ft size of your house. However, it’s not something you should delay if your roof leaks. Water can seep into lower parts of your house causing more damage, thus creating a larger expenditure. Yet, roofing cost is not in your budget and you don’t think you can afford it. At Xterior LLC, we provide financing options so you can get a new roof when you need it. We even have no-money-down options!

Xterior has over 45 years of combined experience in the home improvement industry and is BBB-accredited. Providing affordable new roofs, we are proud to be an Owens Corning Roofing Preferred Contractor. We’ll come out and examine your roof, determining the sq ft size to give you a price. Next, we’ll discuss financing options because we want you to have a new roof when you need it.

Synthetic Underlayment for Superior Protection

Underlayment is something we rarely think about in buying a new roof, yet is so important. It is the waterproofing barrier that covers the roof deck underneath all other coverings. Synthetic underlayment has an extremely high tear strength; it won’t wrinkle and tear around fasteners when exposed to the elements. This provides fewer opportunities for water infiltration. Additionally, synthetics are inert to mold, prohibiting growth.

At Xterior, we only use a quality high-performance synthetic roof underlayment featuring a durable construction. This helps shield your home from moisture infiltration. Providing professional installation, we offer a superior workmanship guarantee with some of the best warranties in the business.

Questions to Ask Your Contractor

When looking for a quality contractor, you need to do some research to find a reputable and dependable one. CertainTeed, a manufacturer of roofing materials, put together a list of some questions and documents you should examine before hiring:

  • Full name and address of the company
  • General liability and workers’ compensation coverage
  • License or credentials
  • Length of time in business
  • References and referrals
  • Workmanship warranty
  • Track record for solving complaints

First, having a full complete address can give some indication of how long the contractor’s been in business. Also, having their office nearby means a quicker response time should you have a problem. Of course, insurance is a must. Be sure to check that the policy is currently in effect.

Here in NC, contractors must obtain a license according to the requirements set forth by the General Assembly. While a contractor in business less than 3 years may signal inexperience, this is where references and referrals are crucial. Request at least 10 prior clients from within the last 12 months.

Whereas the length of the warranty is important, equally critical is the ability of the roofer to honor it. You can best evaluate this by asking previous clients about responsiveness, timeliness, and trustworthiness. Finally, find out how the contractor handled complaints. One way to check this is with the company’s rating with the BBB, which tracks among other things, customer complaints.

Metal Roofing vs Asphalt Roofing

While metal roofing has been around since ancient times, its cost has always been its detraction. It was around 1903 that asphalt shingles made their appearance. Their use quickly grew due to their quality protection at an affordable price. Today, too, asphalt shingles remain the popular choice because they’re economical. Other benefits include a wide choice of color and texture, durability and a life span of approximately 20 years.

While asphalt roofing costs less upfront, the longevity of metal roofing eventually offsets its expense. Lasting 40-70 years, it’ll probably be the last roof you buy. Additionally, the metal panels reflect solar heat reducing cooling costs by 10-25%. Also available in a wide variety of colors and styles, metal roofs are wind and fire resistant. A metal roof greatly enhances your home’s value – buyers understand they may never have to purchase a new roof.

Obviously, the material you choose will determine the cost. In addition, the sq ft size and slope are also components of the price. If all of this is confusing, give Xterior a call and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions. Experienced in both metal and asphalt roofing, we want you to have the roof you prefer.

Roofing Cost – How We Make It Affordable

Don’t let money come between you and a new roof! At Xterior, we don’t ever want cost to prevent you from getting a new roof when you need one. That’s why we offer financing options like no-money-down, 0% interest or low monthly payments. Additionally, we offer discounts to military families, seniors, teachers, and first responders.

Have questions about materials, manufacturer warranties or our workmanship guarantee? Call us at 336-329-3667 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions. Finally, schedule a free no-obligation estimate at your convenience.

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