What Will Determine The Cost Of Your Residential Roof Replacement?

Is your home's roof on its last legs? 

While some roofs generally last longer than others, all roofs have an expected lifespan beyond which they require replacement. A roof replacement may also be necessary if your roof has suffered severe damage following a recent storm and the cost to repair the damage is uneconomical.

Before getting a new roof, you might want to get the lowdown on the costs involved in the project. That way, you can know how much your roof replacement will cost. Here is a rundown of the primary variables that may affect the cost of your new roof.

1. The Size Of Your Roof

The first step in a successful roof replacement project is calculating the square footage of your roof. You can do the calculations yourself or let a professional roofer do it for you.

To determine the roof's square footage from the ground, calculate the area or footprint of your entire house (by multiplying its length by width) and then multiply it by the roof's pitch factor – a number that you use to determine the actual square footage of a pitched roof.

Alternatively, you can go on top of your roof to measure the length and width of each surface on the roof and then sum up these values to get the total surface area of the entire roof.

2. The Roofing Material Used

The pricing for different roofing materials may vary depending on multiple factors, including the quality, durability, maintenance requirements, aesthetic value, and cost of manufacturing for each material.

The higher the price of the roofing material you choose, the more your new roof will cost.

3. The Slope Of The Roof

The slope of your roof will affect the complexity of your roof replacement project. The steeper it is, the more difficult it is for roofing crews to work on your roofing job safely and quickly. As a result, you will incur higher labor costs on the installation of a pitched roof compared to a flat one.

Other factors that may affect the total cost of your roof replacement include roof tear-off, the need to replace damaged sections of roof decking, disposal of old roofing material, and the desire for custom updates to the roof style. Contact your local roofing contractor for a detailed and accurate quote for your residential roof replacement project. That way, you can avoid unpleasant surprises when it is time to settle your bill. 

Reach out to a local roofing contractor to learn more.