Every roof replacement job is different, so you may not know exactly what will happen until the roofer tears your old roof off and has a good look at the deck. However, you should have a general idea of what to expect when it comes to the cost and the time needed for completion. Your roofer covers these topics when giving you a quote for the job. Here's a look at some things that can affect the cost and length of time it takes to put a new roof on your home.
The Cost Depends On Materials And Expenses
The size of your home affects the cost since a larger roof uses more materials. When you sign a contract for the work, the roofer should outline all the materials to be used and their cost. They'll also add in labor costs, the cost of the permit, and the cost of the dumpster rental.
Some types of roofing are much more expensive than asphalt shingles. You can even buy luxury shingles that cost more than basic shingles. The type of roofing materials you choose has a big impact on the overall cost of a roof replacement.
The Labor Costs Vary By Type Of Roofing
Some roofing is more difficult to install than others. Asphalt shingles are fairly easy to install, but clay tiles and wood shakes take more careful work, so they require more hours of labor. Work might also go slower on a roof with a steep pitch since working on a steep roof is dangerous.
More labor hours are needed if the old roof is torn off rather than covered up. Plus, if the roofer has to do a lot of deck repairs, labor costs will probably be more than if all they have to do is apply new shingles and underlayment.
The Time For Completion Depends On The Weather
Your roofer will probably just estimate the length of time for your roof replacement to be done. They may need to start later and take longer than expected due to weather delays. It's too dangerous to work on a roof when it's raining, so work has to stop. The roofer may even need to let the roof dry out before work resumes.
You might experience the most delays during the spring, but you can schedule your roof replacement any time you want as long as the outdoor temperature isn't so cold that it interferes with the ability of the adhesive to stick.
You can plan your roof replacement weeks or months in advance if you want, and that's probably a better option than calling for an emergency replacement once your roof starts leaking. Roofers tend to be busier in the summer, so if you want the work done on a specific date, such as during a vacation, then call your roofer well in advance so you can get the dates you need before the roofer is booked up.
Contact a company like Catawba Valley Roofing & Restoration LLC to learn more.