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July 30, 2018


Roof Repairs


Factors Impacting the Cost of Your Roof Replacement

A roof replacement is a big project and with that project comes a large financial investment! Below, we will look at factors that impact the price of your roofing project.

The Size of Your Roof

Although this may seem obvious, it’s important not to forget. Roofing contractors should accurately measure your roof, based on square footage and divide that number by 100. This calculation gives the contractor a roofing square. Most roof materials are sold by the roofing square.

The New Roofing Material Being Applied

There are numerous roofing materials that can be applied. Each of these materials come with their own pros and cons, they also come with different price ranges. The location of your home is a big factor in the ideal roofing material for you and you can expect the material to impact aesthetic design, weight and durability of your roof.

The Type of Roof Being Removed and the Number of Layers

As mentioned in the previous point, numerous roofing materials are available on the market and depending on which one covers your roof will determine the length of time required to remove it. Some materials take much longer than others are more costly to dispose of. For instance, tile shingles are weightier and will cost more to be disposed at a dump.

Also, in the past, if your roof has had shingles applied over an old layer, this means your contractor has to remove two layers instead of one.

The Pitch of Your Roof

Pitch must be considered for a couple of reasons. First off, overly steep roofs can’t be walked on and more equipment is needed for workers to properly perform their work and stay safe. Generally, a roof pitch greater than 6:12 is considered steep and can’t be walked upon.

Secondly, pitch is a significant factor in the underlayment system required, which in turn is a must for the building to meet the necessary fire rating.