You may have been dreading the thought of a roof replacement project for as long as twenty years. As a homeowner, it is important to know when you have exhausted the life of your roof but there are so many questions to answer before undergoing a roof replacement. Homeowners may be concerned about the cost, aggressive salesmen, and up-selling tactics. Quality Roofing Pro, a local trusted roofing company, wants every homeowner to be informed and know the truth about their roof. In a previous article, we have talked about how much roofers charge for a new roof, but today we will dive deep into one of the biggest concerns on homeowners’ minds. What factors influence the costs involved in a roof replacement project?
There are three major factors homeowners should know about what will affect the costs of a new roof:
- Size – larger roofs require more materials and more time
- Materials – the type of roofing material homeowners choose
- Labor – the manpower required to complete your job and the amount of time it will take
It may seem obvious, but the larger your roof is the more expensive it is to replace. Because a large roof requires more materials and manpower to finish, it will cost more. In addition, supply costs can fluctuate affecting the costs of materials. While homeowners cannot do anything to change the size of their roofs understanding its size affects costs is important for homeowners when considering a roof replacement project.
Slope and Features of the Roof
The slope and any special features on your roof can play an important role in the price of a roofing job. First, a more severe slope will affect costs due to the hazardous access for the construction crew. Trusting your roof replacement project to an experienced roofing contractor is crucial with roof features like sloping. A trustworthy roofing company will ensure all precautions are taken to keep their crew safe when working on your roof.
Second, if they are any special features on your roof like a skylight or chimney they will increase the price. These features act as obstacles making it more difficult for the workers to lay down the roofing materials. With an increase in difficulty, the price will naturally increase.
Different roofing materials will vary in price; therefore, the product you choose will heavily affect the cost of your roofing job. The different types of products can vary in whether they’re economical, environment-friendly, or built to be low maintenance. You, as the customer, will have to decide what’s most important to you when deciding what roofing materials are the best. Choosing a roofing company you trust will be helpful when choosing materials as you can trust their product knowledge for your options.
Labor and Time
Roofing jobs are also priced based on labor and time, which are two of the most important factors. First, the number of people working on your roof will increase the price due to labor costs. Second, the longer your roofing project takes influences costs as the amount of time on your roof will reduce the amount of time they can devote to other clients. Scheduling a roof inspection ahead of time can also drastically reduce the cost of your roofing project.
Your roof is an investment that protects your home. Quality Roofing Pro knows you are expecting the best value for your roof replacement. At Quality Roofing Pro we are a locally owned roofing company with experience providing homeowners peace of mind and value for their home improvement projects. Quality Roofing Pro offers free roof inspections. Call (309)371-4436 today to schedule an appointment.