The pricing for new roofs depends primarily on the square footage of the roof surface, the type of material you choose (asphalt, metal, cedar shakes, tile, etc.), and the complexity of your roof (dormers, steep angles, etc.) Because we've been installing new roofs in the San Antonio area for so many years, we have the experience and resources to help you decide on a quality roof solution that will suit your budget.
While there could be some initial cost-saving in laying new shingles over an old, aged roof, we generally don't recommend re-roofing. Old shingles also mean an old roof deck. By tearing off the old shingles, our licensed roofing contractor can spot any areas of instability or damage to the roof deck that the shingles may have hidden. We can replace any sections where there may be wood rot. Roof installation techniques and materials have also changed over the last couple of decades, and your old roof may not be up to code. "Re-roof" jobs may also not carry the same warranties as a full replacement.
When you decide it's time to consider a new roof, consider your budget and goals first. Metal roofs tend to last longer than asphalt shingles, but they cost more upfront and may not "fit in" with the neighborhood. Asphalt shingles are an affordable option, but even in that arena, choices will determine the roof's overall aesthetic and potential lifespan. Consulting a roofing contractor to help you make these choices is best. They'll have the experience to help guide you toward the best result.