Factors That Influence Cost of a Roof Replacement

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Fixing your roof can be a costly and lengthy process depending on how much restoration you need.  Don’t make the mistake of letting a roofing contractor provide you with a quote before fully assessing the damage. Here are the factors that will change roof replacement cost.

Type of Roof

The type of roof that your home has can dramatically influence the cost of the replacement.  The roof can be sloped or flat, pitched high or low, shingled or made of metal, or something completely different.  The cost of roofing materials can change a lot between these types.  Some will need a great deal of materials or cost more for labor than others.

Asphalt shingles are the cheapest option, those usually cost around $120 for 100 square feet of roofing.  Shingles made from slate may run you between $800-1000 for each 100 square foot unit.  Tile shingles will run between $300-500 for 100 square feet.  Metal roofing will cost up to $1,500 per 100 square feet for materials alone.


Permits to Replace Your Roofing

The area that you live in may affect how much it costs to have your roof replaced too. The roof replacement contractor may need to pull a permit to do the installation work.  The price of the permit itself may be a flat rate for your area, or it may be based on the value or size of your home.

Existing Water Damage

Water damage to a home happens very quickly. Water damage may not be visibly obvious until the contractor takes off the shingles and examines the decking.  It can be expensive to full repair water damage and it may increase the final cost of the work.  Don’t overlook these repairs, as they can worsen quickly and lead to the need for a total replacement.

Skylights and Chimney

Unique elements, such as skylights and chimneys may increase the price of a roofing job.  These elements may need to be repaired or replaced at the same time.  You should ask the contractor to take a look at them while they’re examining your shingles.

Even if no replacement is needed, the roofing contractors will need to work around these elements.  This may increase the price of the job, fixing the flashing around your skylight can cost you from $300-500.  The flashing around a chimney can cost you from $200-500.

Take the time to get quotes for the price of replacing your roof from several roofers before you decide who you’d like to hire.  These estimates may vary quite a bit from one company to another.  Pay careful attention if one estimate of a roof replacement is far lower than the others.  It could signify a problem like lack of insurance or certification.

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