While regular maintenance is needed to keep your roof in its best condition, you’ll eventually need to consider a full replacement soon. By the time you get several bids from prospective roof repair and replacement contractors, you’ll notice that some are more expensive than others. This because of the different factors that affect your overall roofing cost, which include the following:
Depending on where you live, it may require more labor to tear off your old roof, dispose of the old materials, and install your new roofing system. For instance, if your home isn’t near an accessible road or surrounded by nearby trees with overhanging branches, it can make the job difficult to handle. The transportation costs for disposing of old materials and bringing in new ones may also affect your overall roofing budget.
Overall Roof Size
Another factor you need to keep in mind is the size of your roof. Your hired roof replacement contractor will measure your roof by square footage and divide the number by 100. They’ll get a “roofing square” of your roof, which is equivalent to 100 square feet. They may even give you a discount on the square foot price for bigger roofs that need more material and labor.
Your roof’s slope must also be measured by your hired contractor to determine the type of underlayment needed to be installed. Steeper roofs will also be more difficult for a contractor to replace your roof compared to low-sloped and flat roofs. This is mainly because of the additional precautions (safety gear, staging) that’s needed to keep the workers secure while installing the materials. This means more labor, time, and cost for the replacement project.
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