The national average cost to replace a roof is $7,211 with most homeowners spending between $4,707 and $10,460. Roof installation cost ranges from $400 to $550 per roof square depending on the roof size and materials used in reroofing. Higher-end materials, like metal roofs or tile roofs, will be a much higher price per square and can cost upwards of $900 to $12,00 per square. Expect to spend $1,500 to $3,000 to remove your current roof before installing a replacement. A roof replacement project varies based on the size of the project and the materials being installed. Contact us for a full evaluation of your project.
As a homeowner you are allowed to pull your own permits, however, by pulling your own permit you have to sign documents with the city which state you, as the homeowner pulling your own permit, will be performing all of the work and not paying any contractor to do the work under your permit. The reason for this rule is to protect the homeowner from unlicensed contractors performing work not in line with current building codes. The only reason a company would suggest the homeowner pull the permit is that either they do not have the proper license and insurance to perform the roof replacement project or they do not have a license at all. If an unlicensed contractor performs the work under your permit and there are issues after the fact then there is no recourse and it will cost the homeowner more money in the long run. It is always best to hire a contractor who has all of the license and insurance required by your county to pull the permits and complete the work so if there are any issues they are liable for correcting those issues.
After this first set of questions, the rubber needs to meet the road. Assuming you received acceptable answers to your original questions, you now need to ask very specific questions about how they will handle your project.
To put together your final set of questions, you need to spend some time understanding and evaluating your roof. Walk around your home a few times and use binoculars if necessary to get a good look at your roof. Use online satellite imagery to look for unusual areas on your roof. If you have any upper-story windows that look out over lower roof sections, use those to your advantage as well.
Keep a keen eye out for areas on your roof where debris collects, where extreme wear has occurred, and where a lot of mildew or other biological growth is present. Those things can indicate areas where perhaps something different should be done when your home is re-roofed.
Look for any “dead valley” areas where water will collect and not easily drain from your roof. Know whether your chimney has a cricket behind it and, if your home has skylights, know how old they are.