Roof Replacement FAQ

Reroofing involves placing a new shingle overlay over any worn or damaged shingles. This is a good option if you (a) have minimal damage and (b) only have a single layer of shingles on your existing roof. Because Colorado building codes restrict homeowners from adding more than two layers of shingles on your roof at one time, this option may not be available to you.

A roof replacement involves stripping all of the shingles from your existing roof, adding a new layer of underlayment or felt, and then replacing the old shingles with new ones. This option will address any existing problems (rather than just covering them up) and will greatly increase the longevity of your roofing system.

Here are some signs that you may need to replace your roof:

  • Your shingles are missing or damaged
  • The roof is uneven or sagging
  • There are dark spots on your ceiling or walls
  • There is light shining through your roof boards
  • Your roof is over 20 years old
  • There is visible wind or hail damage

The length of the roof replacement process depends on the size and accessibility of your house, the type of roofing material you are using, the weather, and the contractor you choose. Simple jobs can be completed in one day, while more complex cases can take 3-5 days. Be sure to get at least three estimates from qualified contractors before hiring one.

The ideal frequency for reroofing depends on the material of your roof, the climate conditions in your area, and how well your roof was installed. Because there is significant variation between materials, there is no rule of thumb for how often roof replacements should occur; instead, it’s best to check with a roofing contractor to get a specific estimate for your roof. 

If you live in a hot or humid climate, or if your roof was not installed properly, you may need a new roof sooner. If you wait too long, you could end up with major damage that will require expensive repairs. It’s always best to stay ahead of the game by keeping an eye on your roof and scheduling regular maintenance checks.


There are many factors that go into the cost of a roof replacement project, so it’s difficult to give a general estimate. The size and slope of the roof, the materials used, the type of roofing contractor hired, and local labor rates all contribute to the final cost.

That said, on average, homeowners can expect to pay between $5 and $10 per square foot for a new roof. Again, your actual cost may be higher or lower depending on your specific situation.

Yes, you can re-roof your home on your own, but it’s not recommended. A roof is a critical component of your home’s infrastructure and should be installed by a professional.

If you do decide to reroof your home on your own, here are a few tips: 

  • Plan ahead. Be sure you have a good sense of what the project entails before gettings started.
  • Make sure you are equipped with proper tools and supplies. You’ll need a ladder, roofing screws or nails, roofing tar, and a sealant. 
  • Inspect the roof for damage before beginning the project. Repair any damage before re-roofing. 
  • Be careful when working on ladders. Exercise caution throughout the process.

There is no definitive answer to this question, as it depends on many factors. Be sure to conduct thorough research in advance of installing your new roof to find out what material best suits your needs. Check out this article to learn more about the types of roofing material available and their pros and cons.

You don’t technically need a permit to replace your roof in Colorado, but it’s always a good idea to check with your local municipality just to be sure.

There are certain cities and towns that do require a permit for roof replacements, and some that have specific regulations about what kind of roofing material can be used. So it’s always best to consult with your city or town hall before starting any roofing project.

If you’re unsure about whether or not you need a permit for your project, it’s best to contact your local building department for clarification. They will be able to tell you what is required and will help guide you through the process of obtaining a permit if one is necessary.

The cost of a roof replacement in Colorado depends on the size of your roof, the materials you choose, and whether you have any special features like a skylight or chimney.

On average, roofing can cost anywhere from $3 to $9 per square foot installed. So a roof that’s 1,000 square feet would cost between $3,000 and $9,000 to install.

If you’re looking for a more affordable option, asphalt shingles are generally the least expensive type of roofing material. Metal roofs are more expensive but also tend to last longer. So if you plan to stay in your home for a long time, metal may be a good investment.

If you’re looking for a new roof in Colorado, be sure to contact our team at Roof Evolution. We offer high-quality roofs at an affordable price, and we’ll be happy to help you choose the right option for your home.