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How much will it cost to replace a roof? This is one of the most common questions that homeowners have for Rockland County roofing experts. Unfortunately, this isn't an easy question to answer because there are many factors to consider. By taking all of these variables into account, roofers can give homeowners rough estimates for what their entire projects will cost them.

The first thing that affects the cost of a new roof is determining what kind of construction will take place. Homeowners can choose whether to have entirely new roofs constructed or to just recover the existing material. In addition to replacing the roof covering, roofers have to replace the roofing deck and underlayment when they construct a whole new roof. Choosing to simply recover a house is cheaper in terms of material and labor costs. However, if the roofing deck is damaged, the homeowner will have little choice but to replace the entire roof.

After determining the kind of roof construction, the next factor that affects the price is the material that will be used. The roofing material should be within the homeowner's budget. Covering a roof in asphalt shingles, for instance, is cheaper than covering it in slate or metal.

The roofing companies experts at Precision Roofing of Rockland County can answer questions regarding shingle replacement or PVC roofing.

The slope of the roof also plays an important role in determining which roofing material can be used.

The next thing to consider is who is making the material. Similar to other types of products, certain name brands cost more than others. At times, the brand name products come with longer manufacturer warranties and other benefits. Other times, there is no difference between the generic and name brands. Homeowners should talk to their roofers to determine which manufacturers have the best quality and track records.

Homeowners should also determine how their new roofs will be fastened to the roofing deck. For example, shingles are installed using nails. Additionally, homeowners should ask their roofers what kind of nails they will use. While stainless steel nails costs more, they last longer. Homeowners should stay away from roofers who want to use staple guns to install roofing materials. It's a good idea to know what kind of underlayment the roofer will use as well.

Finally, homeowners need to consider the costs of the other roofing fixtures that will be used and what materials these fixtures will be made out of. An example of this is the roof flashing. These are pieces of metal that protect seams on the roof, and they can be made out of stainless steel, tin, copper or other metals. The more expensive the metal, the more the roofing job will cost.

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