How Is a Roof Estimate Calculated?
No homeowner wants to replace their roof. Just the thought of having to replace your roof can be stressful enough as it is. Unfortunately, roof replacement is not something you can avoid forever. Even if you keep your roof in good condition and it never experiences damage due to a storm, it’s still going to have to be replaced eventually once it reaches the end of its expected lifespan. When that time comes, odds are you’re going to wonder how much your roof replacement is going to set you back.
When you get in touch with a roofing contractor, they will give you an estimate. This estimate will be based on the following factors.
The Cost of the Material
The cost of the roofing material is going to vary greatly. First of all, if you’re replacing every part of the roof, you’re going to have to pay for a new underlayment and new shingles. You may need new flashing as well depending on the shape your current flashing is in. Shingles can be particularly costly depending on their quality. A square foot of a basic asphalt shingle is going to be around $3; however, if you opt for metal shingles or terra cotta shingles, it’s going to cost quite a bit more.
The Size of the Roof
This one should make sense — the bigger your roof is, the more roofing material will be needed, which means that the cost of replacing your roof is going to be more.
The Pitch of the Roof
One of the things that will affect how much material is required for your roof is the pitch of the roof. The steeper it is, the more shingles are required. Not to mention that the steeper the pitch is, the more difficult it is to install the shingles. Part of this is due to the added safety risk of working on a steeper roof. When the installation is more difficult, the cost of replacing the roof is going to be more expensive as well.
The Features of your Roof
The more features your roof has, such as chimneys, skylights, vents, and the like, the more of a challenge it will be to install your roof since these features have to be worked around.
The Labor Needed
The cost of labor is going to depend on many different factors. For example, the larger the roof is, the more people will need to work on it in order to get your roof replaced in a timely fashion. Additionally, the more complicated the work is going to be, such as due to a steep pitch or the need to work around numerous roof features, the longer it’s going to take to perform the installation. The amount of labor required will depend heavily on all of these factors.
As you can see, there are a lot of factors that are taken into consideration in order to determine the cost of replacing your roof. If you’re in need of a roof replacement in the Toledo, OH area, then be sure to contact us at All-Nu Construction to request a free estimate today.