How does the cost of installing a new roof in the San Gabriel Valley, compare to its value?
Here’s a hint—the money you pay and the money you can get in return is only part of the overall value.
Speaking of value:
Garvey Roofing does free roofing estimates from Alhambra to Azusa and all cities in between and offers a guarantee that’s totally unique in the roofing industry—all labor and materials are completely guaranteed.
The Cost and Value of a Roof
Cost and value reports are useful if you’re looking to upgrade your home and put it on the market in the next few years or if you’re buying a home that may need work. If you’re planning to live in your existing home long-term, or if you own a rental property, then you want to know the ol’ ROI—what return do you receive on your investment?
A Roof’s Cost
Most homeowners wonder if they really do need a new roof or if they can get their old one repaired. The general rule is that the older your roof is then the more likely you’ll be better off with a new one installed.
Roofs are estimated in squares for the cost of:
- plywood decking
- the underlayment
- shingles or tile
A roofing square measures 10 feet x 10 feet = 100 square feet.
However, the steeper your roof’s pitch then the more material is needed to cover the roof. Steep slope homes and buildings are more expensive than homes with moderate slopes.
Places like Temple City, Arcadia and Baldwin Park have plenty of homes with moderate slopes.
Low slope roofs, or flat roofs, as they’re known, are typically more expensive than moderately sloped roofs.
Don’t forget your attic.
Installing an attic fan and, possibly, new insulation will keep your roof healthy and make your home or commercial building more energy-efficient than it currently is.
A Roof’s Value
Installing a new roof will return about 77% of the cost, according to a cost-value report in Remodeling Magazine for the greater Los Angeles area.
Consider other valuable reasons to install a new roof:
- Increased curb appeal—a new roof that’s visible from the street can enhance the overall look of the home
- Energy-efficiency—if you’re planning to live in your home for several years or longer then a new roof reflects the sun’s damaging UV rays.
By reducing the transfer of heat from the roof’s surface to the attic and interior of your home. New plywood has insulating properties, while an underlayment like Therma Sheet reflects the run’s rays back into the atmosphere and so do the granular coatings in today’s asphalt shingles and tile.
Your air conditioning doesn’t have to work as hard in the summer or your heater as hard in the winter when you have a newer roof.
The value of your roof isn’t just in the costs you might potentially recoup, but also in how it beautifies your home and saves energy costs during the hottest months and during the chilliest.
Garvey Roofing repairs and installs roofs for all seasons
Contact Garvey Roofing for a free estimate and get your answer to the common question: Do I need a new roof or can I get it repaired?
Thomas Garvey has been roofing homes and commercial buildings from around places like Hastings Ranch to homes and businesses along Valley Boulevard for over 30 years.