This is the very first question that we have to deal with while interacting with a prospective client. Being into the business for quite some time now let us tell you this that cost to reroof a house is not something which can be provided off the shelf. There are so many elements that need to be considered while providing a quotation for reroofing. By this blog post, we are making a sincere attempt in putting a concrete answer to this question.
Factors that determine the cost of roofing
Here are the factors that come in to picture while determining the cost of a roof job.
- Size of the roof
- Pitch of the roof
- Roofing method used
- Type of roofing material used
- The number of layers
- The area you live in
- Roof code applicable to your property.
The national average cost of roofing currently works out to be around 6600 USD, but this is just an average figure. If your roofing contractor quotes you for a higher amount then he would have a good reason for that. Understand this that roofing is not a simple construction work. It requires expertise and hard work. It’s a human-centric job and getting a good quality roofing done will be an investment which you have to make.
New roof or Repairs?
Before jumping to hiring a roofing contractor for a new roof maybe you should ask yourself whether you need a new roof or repairs will do for now. The reason is simple a repair job would cost you around 500-600 USD whereas getting a new roof can cost you 6000 USD upwards. Here comes the importance of judging the condition of your roof. If its ending its serviceable life which is around 25 years or there are leaks which can flood your house. Then getting a new roof would be a nice idea. Also if you are a nature lover and would like to have an eco-friendly roof then also getting roofing done is a wise thing. However, if your roof has some loose shingles, dripping ceiling, faulty gutters, faulty soffits then it would be really wise to call your roofing company and let them have a look. Chances are that in such case all you would need is repairs and not the replacement of the roof.
Coming to the point
Deciding on whether to repair or replace is subjective to the condition of the roof. However, if you choose to go for getting a new roof then there are things or elements which will determine the overall cost of the project. While putting up a quotation a roofing contractor considers the size of the area to be roofed, the condition of the roof, the amount of labor hours that need to be put in, quality and quantity of materials that would be used, additional protective requirements of the project and unforeseen costs like removal of waste material,compliance formalities if any, additional manpower or material requirements, taking care of skylights,chimney etc. After taking note of the above-mentioned points a roofer will determine the cost of the project and provide you with a quote.
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