Why a New Roof Does Not Cost as Much as You Think It Does

Living in a home with an older roof means holding your breath every time it rains. Is today going to be the day the roof finally gives out and the leak finally happens? Will you end up having to pay for a new roof, when you’ve already got so many other things to pay for?

However, roofing is not as expensive as you think, especially if you upgrade to a tile or a metal roof.

First, let’s talk about a tile roof. It’s reasonable for a homeowner here in Tampa or Clearwater to pay $6,000 for a tile roof upgrade. On the surface, this seems like an incredible amount of money, until you recognize a tile roof is likely to last for 40 years. That means you’d pay just $150 a year to buy yourself the peace of mind that comes with knowing your family will remain warm and dry. That’s $12.50 every month.

And a metal roof? You could expect to pay around $9,000, depending on the size of your house and the slope of your roof. A metal roof can last up to 50 or 100 years. If the roof lasted 75 years you’d pay just $120 to basically stop thinking about your roof, or $12 per month.

Either type of roof is perfect for central Florida severe weather conditions, capable of surviving the kinds of high winds and torrential rains that we all know so very well.

Considering your roof is one of the biggest and most important systems in your home, these costs are relatively small.

Of course, reducing roof costs down to its overall lifespan might not make sense to you considering you have visions of paying those thousands of dollars up front.

Fortunately, we have a financing program. And while we can’t give you a finance plan that would reduce your payments to $12 a month simply because the terms of the plan are shorter than the lifespan of your roof, we can find a way to make a new, upgraded roof affordable for many homeowners.

Want to find out if you qualify and how much you’ll pay? Call us to discuss the qualifications and to get a free roofing quote. Putting an end to all your roofing anxiety might cost you far less than you think.

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