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Asphalt Re-Roof/Roof Replacement

Asphalt Roof Replacement

If your roof is more than 20 years old and most of the shingles are damaged or badly worn, it’s time to replace it. But if your roof is basically sound and is at a relatively shallow pitch that you’re comfortable working on, you can probably handle most repairs yourself.

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What Are The Different Types Of Asphalt Shingles?

Asphalt shingles comes in three varieties, organic-mat based, fiberglass, and also architectural style shingles. The most affordable option is the organic mat based shingle, which is waterproof and made up of paper coated with asphalt. The next best asphalt shingles are fiberglass roofing shingles, which are treated with a resin that creates a waterproof and fire resistant material. The best asphalt shingles aesthetically speaking are architectural shingles which are two layers of shingles treated and bonded with a sealant that is aesthetically pleasing and adds an elegant look to your home’s roof. Each shingle type differs by cost, durability, and overall appearance which we discuss below.

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3 Types Of Asphalt Shingles

3 Tab Asphalt Shingles

The cost of a 3 tab composition shingle can be as cheap as $0.90 cents per square foot of roofing material. One square (100 square feet) of 3-tab roofing would cost around $90 to $100 per square. 

3 tab asphalt shingles are the most common asphalt roofing type you see installed on homes. Three tab shingles are distinguished by cutouts or tabs that are made along their long lower edge. The result is that each roof shingle looks like three separate pieces when installed, but it’s only one. The cost of a 3 tab composition shingle can be as cheap as $0.90 cents per square foot of roofing material.

Architectural Shingles

Architectural roofing shingles contain no cutouts, but their lower portions are laminated with an additional asphalt layer. This creates a contoured, dimensional look that gives them their name. Asphalt sealant bonds the layers, reinforcing the shingles’ waterproof capability. Architectural roofs have an average return on investment of 6% on your home’s value. The cost of 30 year architectural asphalt shingles would cost around $4.50 per square ft or $450 per square ft.

Synthethic Asphalt Shingles

Luxury synthetic asphalt shingles can replicate high end roofing material such as natural slate and cedar shake roofs but at a much lower price. Natural wood roofs and slate tile roofing are more expensive to install and involve an extended roofing installation labor which adds up in total costs. A synthetic slate roof costs around $950 per square for roofing material. A real slate roof may cost as much as 10 times that of architectural laminate roofing shingles.

Dustin De Coursey

Dustin De Coursey - Customer - Alex Perez Roofing Sacramento

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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. 

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William Kilgore - Customer - Alex Perez Roofing Sacramento

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Asphalt Re-Roofing / Roof Replacement

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I look for after replacing an Asphalt Roof?

Pay Attention to Minor Details

Check the flashing that protects the roof from water leaks. When roofing, flashing is used. It’s made of aluminum or steel. Confirm if the contractor installed it around the wall intersections around the skylights and chimneys.

Should I stay home during an Asphalt Roof replacement?

The truth is, it’s completely up to you if you want to stay home during your roof replacement. Maybe you want to ensure your roof is being properly installed or you want to be there to ask your contractor questions if they come up.

What are common signs I might need a new Asphalt Roof?

It’s been 20-25 years since the roof was replaced.

Water is leaking into your home or business.

Shingles are visibly cracked or damaged.

The roof sags.

There’s mold in your home or business.

Moss is growing on the roofing material.

How long does it take roofers to replace an Asphalt Roof?

In general, the roof of an average residence (3,000 square feet or less) can be replaced in a day. In extreme cases, it could take three to five days. Depending on the weather, complexity, and accessibility of your home it could even take up to three weeks.

Why Can’t I Just Install My Own Asphalt 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.

Can I Just Have the New Asphalt Roof Installed Over the Old One?

While it is possible to install a new roof over the old one, it is not a good idea in the long run. Materials like shingles are ideally installed as flat as possible, which is something that can’t be done if the old roof is still present. There’s also the weight concern, as the roofing weight is practically doubled. Finally, if the roofing structure or insulation has hidden issues, there will be little chance to get it fixed.

Can I Choose Tile/Slate/Metal Instead of Asphalt Shingles?

We’re sure that there are some homeowners who can install their own roofs, but there are some risks with DIY. For instance, certain roofing systems have specific installation processes that require factory training. Improper installation can result in compromised performance. There’s also the matter of warranty. Installing the roof yourself means you’re on your own if any problem arises from installation errors, whereas you get full warranty coverage on a professionally-installed roof.

What are the signs that my Asphalt Roof needs a replacement?

The first sign is the frequency of problems. For instance, if your roof has been leaking and even after repairs it’s repeating then replacement is your go-to option. Other signs include serious damage (e.g. after storms), the age of your roof, missing or torn shingles or loose flashings.