A roof repair is sometimes enough to solve a roofing issue. However, for severe roof damage, it’s best to invest in a new roof instead. Of course, roof replacement can be costly. But by being aware of the factors that could influence the cost of your roofing project, you can properly anticipate the expenses and be able to plan your budget accordingly.
In this article, M & A Roof Home Improvement discusses some of the factors that can affect the cost of roof replacement.
It is often recommended to remove the old roof completely so that you can maximize the benefits of your new roofing system. However, this added task usually increases the cost of the job. Apart from labor, there may also be disposal charges for getting rid of the old roofing materials.
The price of roofing materials differ from one another. Typically, this is determined by factors such as the durability and perceived life span of the material, warranties and other extra features that you need for your roofing. Don’t forget to consider long-term expenses too. Some roofing materials require more upkeep, so they may actually cost you more money in the long run.
Your roofing contractor will need to measure your roofing so as to secure sufficient materials for the job. Naturally, bigger roofs are more expensive to install than smaller ones. They require more materials, and your roofer will have to clock in more hours to finish the job.
Slope or Pitch
Pitched roofs are usually more expensive to install due to the added risks involved in the job. It’s more difficult to move and tread on this type of roofing, so roofers need to take more extra precautions when working on a steep roof.
This depends on your local building codes, but roofing contractors can take care of such permits for you. They may or may not charge for this service. However, do prepare your pocket for any fees that you may need to pay to obtain the required permits.
M & A Roof Home Improvement specializes in residential roofing services. With many years of hands-on experience, we can guarantee top-notch workmanship for your project. Call us at (757) 779-5244 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA.