When a roof is damaged, you’ll often have to weigh your options between a roof repair or a replacement project. While a repair project is a good option to pick, there are times when it may not be enough to bring your roof back to its prior condition to protect your home. Therefore, you’re left with no choice but to have the old roof replaced with a new one.
In this article, Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc. lists the five factors that can affect the overall cost of your roof replacement project.
- Permits – As with every home improvement project, a roof replacement will require a permit before any work can commence. While it may sound like a hassle, you need not worry as for an extra fee, your contractor can easily acquire the permits for you. However, this extra fee factors into your roof estimate, affecting the project’s overall cost.
- Material – You likely already know this but depending on the material of your new roof, the cost of your roof replacement project can vary. This is because your total roofing bill is dependent on the type and quality of the material you want to use. However, while it may sound intimidating for your finances, keep in mind that this is the most crucial aspect as it can affect your roof’s durability and aesthetic appeal.
- Size – A general rule of thumb when it comes to roof replacement projects is that the larger your roof is, the more you’ll have to pay for the replacement project. This is because contractors calculate how much a replacement project will cost by the square foot of your roofing system. Thankfully, however, your contractor may give you a discount depending on this factor.
- Access – If your roof is difficult to access, chances are you’ll have to pay more compared to roofs that are easy to climb to. This is because if your roof’s access is difficult, your contractors may have to use specialized equipment to get the job underway, which you’ll have to pay for in your overall cost.
- Removal of Old Roof – Before your roofers can install the new roof, they’ll first need to remove the old one. Since this consumes an additional amount of time and requires extra labor, it will add to the overall cost of your roofing project.