Safe, Reliable Roof Replacement in Atlanta
For more than 25 years, AquaGuard has served Marietta, Atlanta, Athens, Rome, and North Georgia with a variety of services designed to guard homes against water damage. We then realized that if we were to maintain our reputation as the waterproofing experts, we needed solutions for every aspect of your home that could encounter water damage. Thus, we added roof replacement and repair service to our repertoire.
Now, we have access to your home’s first line of defense against moisture through our expert roofing team, making it easier than ever for AquaGuard to protect and repair your home from top to bottom.
When to Replace a Roof
It isn’t always easy to discern when you need roof repair versus roof replacement. If your roof only has one isolated leak and is otherwise in good condition, you may qualify for a simple roof repair. However, there are a number of signs that will let you know the time has come to consult with a professional about roof replacement in Atlanta. When your roof tells you it’s time for a replacement, are you listening?
Signs It's Time for Roof Replacement
The condition of your shingles is one of the biggest deciding factors in whether or not your roof needs repairs or a full replacement. If you’ve noticed loose, missing, displaced, cracked, curling, or blistering shingles or shingle granules in your gutters or on the ground below, it’s time to schedule a roof inspection.
Even newly installed roofs can (and will eventually) need to be replaced. A well-maintained roof with asphalt shingles will typically last 15–25 years. Even if you have a newly built home, leaks can appear. If your roof is older than 15–25 years, however, a replacement is likely on the horizon.
Many more symptoms of roof damage could indicate it’s time for repairs or a full replacement. View our full list of the major signs of roof damage to learn more.
Flashing is normally a light gauge metal material (typically galvanized or aluminum alloys) that allows water to flow off roof planes where it meets vertical structures like walls and chimneys. It’s used to direct water off, away, and over these transition points. Expeditiously repairing or replacing flashing components at these leak-prone areas can prevent further water damage to the roof and structure.
How Much Does Roof Replacement Cost?
The cost of a roof replacement will vary depending on many factors. The most important factors are the cost of pulling and acquiring proper permits, the scope of work, the type of roof you have, the number of roof layers to be removed, and the extent of any water damage that has already taken place to the decking and deck structure.
This factor seems fairly obvious, but it’s the largest deciding factor in how much a roof project will cost. A smaller roof with minimal damage may only need minor repairs, while a roof with more square footage and extensive water damage to the decking beneath it or wind, storm, or debris damage to its shingles can yield more expensive replacement needs.
If water damage is long-standing and extensive, roof repairs may be more costly. This is due to the added expenses of replacing any damaged decking and trusses underneath your shingles, as well as the additional labor costs necessary to do so. In addition, water damage may lead to mold and mildew growth, which can cause health hazards and will require remediation.
There are many materials commonly used for residential and steep-sloped roofs, including asphalt shingles, wood shakes, metal, slate, and clay or concrete tiles. Asphalt roofing shingles are the most common material used for steep-slope and residential roofing, so they are typically the most cost-effective option.
Asphalt Roofing: Types and Cost Explained
Asphalt shingles fall into three categories of reference (3-tab strip, architectural laminate, and designer shingles). Designer shingles are a great replacement for slate, tile, or wood shake. Low slope roofs do exist on residential homes; they’re typically used to transition and adjoin steep roof slope areas to low slope areas. Self-adhered or peel-n-stick membranes are available for use on these low slope areas, and they are manufactured with the same granules used on regular shingles to ensure matching color tones. Additionally, skylights or other roof penetrations can make replacements more difficult, leading to higher costs.
Get a Free Roof Replacement Estimate
How much will my roof replacement cost given the square footage of my home? Do I really need roof replacement, or can I just repair my leaky roof? Will my insurance cover roof replacement if I need it? Take the guesswork out of estimating the cost of your roof replacement! AquaGuard Roofing Solutions provides complimentary roof inspections and free roof replacement estimates. We will assess your existing roofing and provide you with recommendations regarding repair and replacement, notify you of any other issues we find with your exterior water management (including gutters), and answer any questions you may have along the way!
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If you’re in need of roof replacement services in Atlanta or the surrounding areas, contact AquaGuard to schedule a free evaluation.
Roof Replacement FAQ
Roof replacement requires more than just replacing shingles—it’s an extensive process that also involves your roof’s flashing, decking, underlayment, and sealant.
Insurance typically will not cover roof replacement if your roof has been damaged by poor maintenance or common wear and tear. However, if roof replacement is required because of a peril that is covered by your insurance policy—such as fire, vandalism, or tornadoes—your insurance may help cover the cost of replacement. The best way to know whether your roof replacement will be covered by insurance is to call your provider and ask for details regarding your policy.