What Affects the Cost of Replacing a Roof?

August 1, 2018

Choosing your materials is only the first part of your roofing cost equation. All told, your cost will include size, pitch, type of application, project complexity, extra materials, and building code compliance. Bigger roofs cost more money, which is pretty obvious since you’ll need more materials and material cost is calculated by square foot. If your roof is quite steep, this can also add to your overall cost. Steep roof installations are much more challenging than flat roofing and will require contractors to take extra safety measures. During the installation, your roofers will be unable to store materials on the roof itself and they will have higher insurance rates too. How your roofing is attached matters, as well, with prices varying between nails, screws, and foam adhesive. Also take into account the complexity of your roof. Are you adding things like gables, skylights, and vents? These extras will up the cost of your job too. In the end, however, the best way to find out the cost is talking directly with at least three roofing companies in your area and compare their individual quotes.