A roof quote is dependent on a lot of factors. Here are the top ones to consider as each roof is unique.
1. The Pitch
The slope measurement, or the roof’s pitch, will affect the final quote from your roofing contractor.
In general, the steeper a roof is, the higher the price. Steep roofs are more dangerous to scale, and your contractor may need additional team members and equipment to complete the project safely.
2. Home Size and Shape
The size of the home affects roof replacement costs, because you will need to purchase more materials to get the job done, and labor will take longer. Also, roofs with multiple towers are harder to re-roof, and they require more time and equipment that may drive the price up.
3. Structural Problems or Water Damage
If your roof is severely damaged, your contractor may need to conduct in-depth repairs. When major structural areas that support the roof are moldy or rotting, eradicating all the degrading material and replacing it will be a central part of the project.
4. Desired Roofing Material
One of the big features of your re-roofing quote will be the type of material you plan on using. If you purchase premium shingles (slate may be an example), costs will be higher than traditional asphalt shingles.
5. Extent of Demolition Involved
Are there multiple roofing material layers on your home? That means demolition will be a much more involved process. If you aren’t sure about this, your contractor can look for you. Installing new shingles over old is not recommended, and it’s a definite problem that must be addressed over the course of the roof replacement project.
6. Other Things to Install
Are you replacing your gutter system as well? Do you plan on having a coating or waterproof underlayment added? Would you like a new skylight? Every extra system or feature that you add will ultimately affect your total, some more than others.
For all your roofing needs please contact Class Eh! Roofing and we will make sure you get the best roof for the best price.
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Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!