Roofing Blog

Your roof is one of the most important features of your home, protecting you and your family from the elements all year round. But how long can you expect your roof to last, and what can you expect to pay for maintenance and repairs? Our team of roofing experts at NJ Construction is here to help answer these questions and more.

The average life expectancy for a roof can vary depending on a number of factors, including the type of material used, the climate in which you live, and how well the roof is maintained. In general, asphalt shingle roofs can last around 15-20 years, while metal roofs can last 50 years or more. Other roofing materials, such as slate or tile, can have even longer lifespans.

When it comes to cost, in New Jersey you can expect to pay anywhere from $3-$8 per square foot. However, the actual cost can vary depending on a few factors:

  1. Complexity of the roof: If your roof has a lot of angles, dormers, or other elements that make it more complex to work on, the cost may be higher.
  2. Preparation needed: If the existing roof needs to be removed before a new roof can be installed, this will add to the cost.
  3. Quality of materials: The cost of materials will also play a role in the final price. Higher quality materials may cost more upfront but could save you money in the long run through better durability and weather resistance.

To determine the condition of your roof, there are a few things you can look for:

  1. Check for any missing or broken shingles.
  2. Look for signs of algae or moss growth, which can be an indication of water damage.
  3. Inspect for any cracks or splits in the roof.

If you’re unsure about the condition of your roof or need help with repairs, our team at NJ Construction is here to help. We are the most reliable New Jersey general contractors, with years of experience in all types of roofing work. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and inspection.