What You Need to Know About Buying a New Roof

What You Need to Know About Buying a New Roof

It’s prime time for home improvements! Are you considering replacing your roof? — It’s one of the most important components of your home. Your roof gives you shelter from the sun and keeps you dry during storms, so it’s important it’s installed properly.

There are a few things you need to know. The average roof can cost anywhere from $8,000-$20,000. That’s why Fairfield County Exteriors has compiled this list of tips to help you during this endeavor.

Remove Old Layers

While you are permitted to have two layers of asphalt shingles on your roof, we recommend avoiding installing a new roof atop an old one. By stripping away the old, we’ll be able to inspect and repair the decking and flashing of your roof.

Opt for High-Quality Materials

If you’re investing in a new roof, you want to make sure you won’t have to worry about it for a VERY long time. Opt for only the most high-quality materials for your new roof. 50-year shingles will only add about $300-$500 to your total cost and come with the longest warranty on the market. You’ll also want to choose copper flashing. This should only add about $1,000 to the total cost.

Find the Right Roofer

It’s important to do your due diligence with any contracting project, but when it comes to a roofing company you really want to find one with the following qualities:

  • Make sure they provide a high-level of customer service.
  • Ensure they employ only qualified roofers.
  • Check to see if they have stellar reviews.

If your roof needs replacing, trust the professionals at Fairfield County Exteriors to expertly repair or replace it. We’ve received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and service the greater Fairfield and New Haven area. Contact us today for a free estimate: 203-375-9700!


  • You’ve got some great tips for getting a new roof. Our old asphalt shingles are starting to peel off, so I think we need a new roof soon. I’ll be sure to find a pro who will strip those shingles off before putting new ones on!

  • It’s good to know more about getting a new roof. We’re hoping to get a new one, actually, because our old shingles are starting to fall off. I’ll be sure to invest as much money as I can in high quality materials.

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