While it’s all right to look for the most affordable roofing options, keep in mind that your roof is an important investment. That said, using the best materials can add to the costs of your roof replacement. In addition, material choice isn’t the only factor that can increase the overall costs of the project.
Extent of Damage
Depending on the damage your roof sustained, time, labor and materials needed to complete the repair will vary. If your roof requires minimal repair, then the project won’t cost as much. Conversely, if your roof has major damage, more time and labor will be required, which can add to the total costs of repair or even replacement.
With any roof repair or replacement project, you will need the proper permits before work can commence. Otherwise, you and your contractor can get in trouble with your local authorities or your HOA. While costs vary depending on your area, you’ll be the one that has to pay the fee so your contractor can obtain these permits.
Type of Roof
Your roof type is a major influence on the total cost of the repair. Since the materials used will vary depending on your roof slope and what your roofers charge by the square footage, roofing systems with a higher pitch will cost more in labor and materials than a flatter roof.
Access to your roof plays a vital part in the total cost as well. If your roof is difficult to access, additional equipment and labor will be necessary. This means that the easier the access to your roof, the less time and fewer materials will be needed to complete the job, which, in turn, means a less expensive the project.
If your roof has fixtures like a chimney or skylight attached to it, it can affect the project’s cost. This is because it’s likely they were damaged alongside the roof and will have to be repaired, making additional time, labor and materials necessary.
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