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Hoosier Homes Construction FAQ

Have a roofing-related question? We have the answer. Check out these FAQs and give us a call today for more information!

What are my options if I decide to get a new roof?

Depending on your roofing needs, there are many options, including asphalt shingles, flat roofs, metal roofing, wood shakes, slate or tile, and composite. With each material comes its advantages, price points, and level of expertise needed for installment. You can contact us to talk to one of our estimators and they can help explain the right choice for your project.

How much does a new roof cost?

When it comes to cost, there are a lot of variables that play into the replacement of a new roof: your roof’s pitch, the size of your roof, type of roof, number of layers, and condition of deck boards, are just some of the factors. The best way to see how much a new roof would cost is to have one of our estimators give a free roofing estimate.

Can I install a new roof myself?

Most work should not be done yourself. Professional roofing contractors are trained on how to properly and safely install a new roof system. You can damage your roof system by using improper roofing techniques and possibly injure yourself. With self-installation, you are not able to take advantage of the manufacturer warranties a certified roofer is able to offer.

How is much is metal roof compared to asphalt?

Metal roofs can be significantly more expensive than asphalt shingle roofs. When considering the price of metal vs. asphalt, it’s important to keep in mind that with metal, you are not only paying more for a premium product and a longer-lasting material than asphalt, but you are also paying for a specialized, often tedious, and involved (and hence costly) professional installation that requires special skills and expertise from the installer, as well as appropriate tools and equipment. 


Keep in mind that there are several factors that may influence your final price for a new metal roof. These include the type of metal and the roof style you choose, your home’s geographic location, and the overall complexity of the roof. If you’re considering a metal roof, it’s best to talk to one of our estimators.

Is there a benefit of a metal roof vs asphalt roofing?

In terms of the expected durability, longevity, and performance, residential metal roofs are built to last two to three times longer than mid-range asphalt shingles. Metal roofs will generally outperform asphalt roofs in important areas like energy efficiency, hail impact protection, and ice dam prevention.​

Is a metal roof noisy when it rains?

As far as the frequently-mentioned myth that metal roofs are noisy compared to asphalt, the actual level of noise from raindrops hitting the surface of a metal roof is only 52 decibels vs. 46 decibels for asphalt shingles. With solid wood roof decks and insulated attics for most homes, this level of noise is a virtual non-factor. The difference between metal and asphalt is almost negligible.

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