Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone and summer is fast approaching. What better way to take advantage of the warm weather than to do some home renovation and repairs…because winter is coming!

While the idea of home renovation can make your mind bounce from a dream kitchen to a spa-like bathroom, in New England it is wise to take advantage of the nice weather to get the outdoor work done.

Think back to when winter was at its worst, did you feel like you were throwing money out the window to heat your house? Did winter give you one last kick in the pants in the form of water damage from a leaking roof? While it is hard to hold off on that bathroom or kitchen remodel, just remember that trying to do a roof repair or rebuild when the snow comes again…and it is coming, will be a nightmare.

According to Home Adviser Inc., one of the most common reasons for a home remodel in New Hampshire is snow damage.

So many options...

Addressing the roof presents some difficult decisions. Aside from the cost, the type of roof and whether to have a contractor alter the pitch to prevent more snow buildup present an overwhelming amount of options. But don't fret, here is a quick guide to get you started.

•Asphalt Shingles: This is the most common roofing type. It typically lasts about 20 years and comes with a price range of $1,700 to $8,400.
•Wood Shake: This has a great look and really brings some serious curb appeal. However, it requires frequent maintenance because of its rapid deterioration rate. It typically costs between $6,800 and $20,000 for genuine wood.•Metal Roof: There are a variety of finishes available for metal roofing, and it offers impervious cover while still looking attractive. It can last up to 50 years and typically costs between $5,100 and $24,200 for steel and aluminum or $25,500 and $39,600 for copper.•Tile: Repairing or rebuilding a tile roof is one of the easier roofing jobs, and it can last 50 years or longer. The typical cost of a tile roof is between $7,650 and $60,000 depending on the material and the customization involved.
•Slate: Another option that has the durability to last 50 years or more, slate offers a natural look. It typically costs between $17,000 and $120,000 depending on the choice of slate and complexity of the job.The average cost for replacing a roof in New Hampshire is $6,838, according to Home Advisor. While the price tag attached to metal or slate can be daunting, it is important to remember that a less expensive, asphalt shingle roof may need to be replaced twice before metal or slate need an overhaul.

We can help!

While roof repair may seem like just a job for roofers, electrical wires are often found throughout the house frame which can be compromised.  It is important to check for damaged wiring when replacing or repairing a snow damaged roof and Artisan Electric is here for you! Give us a call with any questions or concerns you might have (603) 743-4005.