The Factors That Affect the Cost of Roof Replacement

You may be wondering why roofing contractors never advertise a specific rate. That’s because there are many variables involved in a roofing project. In fact, it’s not an exaggeration when we say that no two roofs are the same. In today’s post, local roofing contractor Progressive Remodeling & Roofing Company shares a look at the factors and variables that affect the roof replacement cost.

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Roof Pitch and Area

The roof pitch plays an important role in calculating the cost of roof replacement. The steeper the roof, the more material will be needed to cover the roofing area. If you are considering increasing the roof pitch, this will raise the roof replacement cost. A steeper roof will also drive more rainwater into the gutters, which means the roof will need appropriately-sized gutters. Along with roofing materials and a new gutter system, components such as flashing and fasteners will consequently affect roof replacement cost.

Roofing Material

Roofing material costs vary. Asphalt shingles are generally more affordable than metal, tile and slate. Cost also varies between variations of each type. Three-tab shingles cost less than laminate shingles. Standing seam metal roofing costs less than stone-coated options. Some types of slate cost lower than others, depending on where they were quarried.

When comparing materials for your roof replacement project, you have to look beyond the upfront cost. Often, the more expensive option comes with features like longer life spans, better aesthetics, and expanded warranties. The extra costs are usually worth it in the long run.

Tear-Off and Disposal

Many people overlook the fact that before roof replacement can begin, the old roof has to be removed first. This means the bigger the roof, the more labor is required, therefore the higher the labor cost can be. Disposal is another task that has to be done after the roof replacement. Some roofers offer this service as part of the labor costs, while others leave it to the homeowner to arrange disposal and/or recycling.

Warranty Coverage

Today’s roofing warranties are offered at multiple levels. A typical basic warranty would provide coverage for the roofing materials and some roof accessories. Additional years of coverage on material, as well as on workmanship and labor, may be available on higher tiers, which, of course, has associated costs.

Progressive Remodeling & Roofing Company is your leading provider of roof repairs and installation services. Give us a call at (941) 468-3852. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.

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