New Construction Roofing

New Construction Roofing

Your roof should complement the architectural design of your home or building. It’s essential to hire a reputable roofing contractor for your project as they will help you select roofing products that meet your needs, preferences and budget.

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New Construction Roofing VS Roof Replacement

New construction and roof replacement both pertain to installing a new roof on a home. A roof replacement is done on an existing structure, and can either be done as a tear-off or an overlay. In a tear-off, your roofer will completely remove the old roofing materials before installing the new ones. In an overlay, new shingles are installed over the old ones. 


New construction roofing involves designing and building a roof for a new home or building. When you’re having a home or building built, you’ll need new construction roofing contractors to install the roof’s framework, underlayment and covering. 

What's out There For Roof Choices...

Most Common Choices For Residential Roofing

Wood Shake Or Shingles

These are pricey but attractive shingles. They have great durability but aren’t a good choice in regions where there is a fire danger.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs made of steel or aluminum have become more popular in recent years, due in part to their durability and because they are fireproof. These are expensive roofs that require specialty contractors for installation, but they may be cost-effective over the long run due to their long life. Several types of metal roofing systems are available, including raised-seam panels and products that mimic the look of composite shingles.

Asphalt Composition Shingles

These are cheap and easily obtainable, but they are less attractive than other options due to their flat appearance. This is by far the most popular type of roofing material.

Slate Roofing

This is a highly attractive, high-end roofing option, but it is expensive and very heavy. Slate roofs are extremely slippery to walk on and difficult to repair when damaged.

Composition Slate

These synthetic tiles made from 95 percent recycled materials, including rubber, are gaining in popularity. They closely resemble slate and other forms of stone tile but are much lighter and less susceptible to damage.

Clay Or Ceramic Tile

Long the most predominant image in Southern California and Florida, the so-called Spanish-style red tile roof is still common but is being gradually replaced by metal and composite materials that mimic the Spanish tile look. Other roofing materials are now available which meet ceramic tile’s fire retardant ability, with much less weight put on the roof. This type of shingle is called the half-barrel because it is essentially a cylinder cut in half length-wise, roughly 16 inches long.

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Dustin De Coursey - Customer - Alex Perez Roofing Sacramento


Dustin De Coursey

When we purchased our home two years ago, the roof had not been maintained which eventually resulted in a couple leaks as well as significant amount of moss on the concrete tiles. We knew a flat addon and all the valleys at the very least had to be either replaced, or the very least have major maintenance completed. After going through many bids we fortunately found Alex whom was very professional, respectful and fair on pricing. He worked with us to ensure we knew everything that would be done, how it would be done and with what materials. When they found additional damage we had been unaware of, he gave us options and made us feel confident our roof was in good shape by the time his team completed. Fast forward 6 months, we’ve just had our first bit of rain and everything is holding up well. 



William Kilgore - Customer - Alex Perez Roofing Sacramento


William Kilgore

I am very pleased with the new roof Alex and his crew installed last week on my house in South Land Park Hills. I received five quotes (more but only five showed up) and I chose Alex Perez Roofing because he was reliable, had great references, is a family business, has been roofing for many years, and his quote was very reasonable.

Alex consistently followed up with me and when they began the work he provided excellent customer service, timely responses to phone calls/texts, and installed my new roof in 4-days which included gutter guards and repairing some holes where I had the wind turbines removed. He installed the ridge vent as I requested and the roof passed the permit process. He even sent me pics of the new roof since I live in San Diego.

Paula Abertolli - Customer of Alex Perez Roofing Sacramento


Paula Albertolli

Alex came and gave us a quote on Friday and had his crew start the job on the following Monday! They did a Great job, and left everything neat and even hauled away the old gutters. This company cares about its customers and wants to do right by them. Alex is very responsive and informative as well and offered suggestions about future repairs.


Mikel Delgado - Customer of Alex Perez Roofing Sacramento


Mikel Delgado

we were having roof problems, Alex Perez Roofing was quick to respond! After reading all the great reviews and meeting Alex in person, and receiving a reasonable quote, we decided to work with him for our new roof. We love supporting this family business — Alex really cares about his clients and the quality of the work, and he is extremely knowledgeable and communicative. The entire crew from tear-down through install were friendly, hardworking, professional and did a great job with clean up. Alex was available through the entire process! We are very happy with our new roof and gutters and highly recommend APR!!!

Troy M. - Customer of Alex Perez Roofing Sacramento


Troy M.

From the first time I spoke with Alex, he was professional, real, good guy, and modest. I had a very large tree fall in a storm and land on my roof. It did quite a bit of damage to the roof and our patio cover. He gave me an estimate and when i scheduled the roof repair, he told me it would take 4 days. Alex even took time out of his personal time in the evenings to answer questions and talk. More…


Stephanie U. - Customer of Alex Perez Roofing Sacramento


Stephanie U.

Let me start off by saying the I bought a fixer upper, so I have had A LOT of experience with companies coming to my home to to work for various projects over this past year. Alex Perez’s Roofing is by far the best experience I have had. Hands down. I had Alex and his crew put seamless aluminum gutters on my home and I couldn’t be happier with the process.

Alex is right mix of professional and friendly. More… 

New Construction Roofing

Frequently Asked Questions

“How Does New Construction Roofing Differ From Roof Replacement?”

While both these projects provide brand-new roofs, the difference lies in when these are carried out. New construction roofing is done while building a new house or building from the ground up. Once the exterior walls and foundations are built, the pros can start installing the roof that will cover the structure. Roof replacement, meanwhile, is done on existing structures. The pros recommend this project if the existing roof is past its lifespan or is showing signs of extensive damage.

What Can I Expect During a New Construction Roofing Project?

The roofing pros will first perform a detailed inspection of the entire building envelope. This allows them to determine the types of roofing components needed for the project, including the deck, insulation and roof covering, and make sure the roof’s design meets all your requirements. After agreeing to the project details, the roofers can begin the installation process. A final inspection of the completed work will be performed so you can check if the newly installed roof meets your needs.

How Can I Make the Most of this Roofing Project?

Regardless of the scope of the new construction roofing project, you can get the best results possible when you work with a reputable roofing contractor in your area. They should have the experience and expertise to know which roofing system works best for your property, making sure it meets and exceeds local climate and aesthetic requirements.

Why Can’t I Just Install My Own Roof?

If your existing roof is installed relatively recently, chances are, you can. There are two factors that can affect this change. One is the slope of the roof; certain materials like slate are ideally installed on steep-sloped roofs. The other is the weight of the new roofing material. Metal is compatible with just about any existing roof structure thanks to its relatively lighter weight, however, tile and slate are much heavier. You should have your roofing contractor check your roof if it can accommodate the added weight.