Top Six Items that Directly Affect Roof Repair Cost

Being told that you have to repair or replace your existing roof can be a very stressful experience since it is a substantial financial investment and time-consuming process, depending on the degree of repair needed. It is recommended to bring in a roof professional to assess the roof damage from the outside and inside of your home.

These items can affect the cost to install a new roof or make common roof repairs:

1. Scope of Roof Repairs

The size of a roof repair is one of the most significant factors in pricing out the job. The square footage of the roof generally determines the price. A square is a 10-foot-square area, and shingles are sold by the square. You will be charged for a square even if your repair is smaller than 10 feet.

2. Number of Layers and Type of Roof Being Removed

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.

3. Type of Roof

The type of roof greatly influences repair costs. Roofs can be low or high pitch, flat or sloped, high or low pitch, shingled, or tile. The costs of roofing material costs can vary greatly with different roof types. Some of the roof types require more labor and materials than others.

4. Chimney and skylights

The cost of a roofing job can be affected by any unique rooftop elements like skylights and chimneys. Check for leaks or damage while assessing the shingles. The roofer may need to fix the flashing around the elements which will increase labor costs.

5. 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.

6. 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 vital step because it can lead to a total roof replacement.

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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