You may have already noticed that roofing companies like us never give a price quote until we’ve inspected the roof and discussed options. This is because every roof is different, and there are factors that can add to the cost of roof repair or replacement. Precision Roofing Inc. discusses these factors in this blog.
Roof Size and Pitch — One of the first things we do when inspecting a roof is to measure the roof area and divide the square footage by 100, which is what we refer to as roofing square. Roofing materials are usually supplied per roofing square (equivalent to 100 square feet) and is standard quantity when ordering replacement material. The steeper the pitch the bigger the roof area gets, so switching to a steeper roof structure can make the roof repair or replacement cost higher.
Your Existing Roof — Roofing tear-off is factored into the calculation, along with disposal costs, which is calculated by weight. This means tearing down an old roof with heavier materials such as tile will cost more, compared to an asphalt shingle one. You also have to consider that some roof installers do not dispose of the discarded roofing, and you may need to make your own arrangements for it after the new roof is installed.
New Roofing Material — A single type of roofing comes in various options that may increase the roofing material cost. Asphalt shingles are available in traditional three-tab and laminate configurations, as well as specialty styles. While entry-level products like three-tab shingles cost less, thicker options such as laminate shingles are more durable, and generally has better warranties.
Roofing Accessories — Roofing systems are more than just the asphalt shingles or sheet metal installed on it. Components such as ridge vents and underlayment are available in different configurations that can affect the total roofing cost. A good roofing contractor can help you balance the cost against features to make sure you get the right roofing that fits your budget.
Precision Roofing Inc. is your leading provider of roof replacement and repair services. Give us a call at (845) 307-0017 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Wallkill, NY, and surrounding areas.