6 Considerations That Affect the Cost of a Roof Repair

Repairing or replacing a roof can be a stressful experience. It is a big financial investment and time-consuming process, depending on the degree of repair needed. It’s important to assess the roof damage from both inside and outside of your home.

The following items help affect the cost to make common roof repairs or to install a new roof:

1. Roof type

Roof types greatly influence repair costs. Roofs can be high or low pitch, flat or sloped, high or low pitch, shingled or tile. Roofing material costs vary greatly between roof types, and some require more labor and materials than others.

2. Scope of roof repairs

One of the biggest factors in pricing a roof repair is the size of the repair.

The price is generally determined by the square footage of the roof. In roofing terms, a square is a 10-foot-square area. Shingles are sold by the square, so you will be charged for a square even if your repair is smaller than 10 feet.

3. Type of roof being removed and number of layers

Estimating the cost of removing a roof is determined by the amount of time it takes to remove which is the labor and the dump charges to dispose of the roofing material, which is typically determined by the weight of the material. The heavier the material or the more there is, the longer it takes to remove the old roof and the more it costs to dispose of properly

4. Existing water damage

Water damage can be hidden until the roofer removes the shingles and inspects the decking underneath which can be expensive and inflate your final cost. Don’t skip this important step because it can lead to a total roof replacement.

5. Chimney and skylights

Unique rooftop elements like Chimneys and skylights, can raise the cost of a roofing job. Check for damage or leaks while assessing the shingles. Roofer may need to fix the flashing around the elements which will increase labor costs.

6. Roofing repair permits

The roofer may need to pull permits for repairs. The price of the permit may be a flat rate in your area, or it could be based on your home’s size or value. Roof repair costs can be affected city by city especially in our coastal town.

No. 1 Home Roofing is a family owned and operated roofing company conveniently located on US Highway 19 in Palm Harbor, Florida. We are dedicated to providing top quality workmanship and materials to ensure that your new roof is done right. We specialize in shingle, tile, and flat roof installation, repairs, and maintenance. Contact us for an appointment and/or estimate at 727-781-7663.

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