If we were to rank the questions homeowners ask us, roof replacement cost would be among the top ones. With so many factors that come into play, there really is no definitive answer. Here are some insights into what goes into the cost of a new roof.
Why Are Roofing Estimates Different?
We’re not exaggerating when we say that each roof is unique. With variables, such as roof style, slope and choice of materials, even two homes of the same floor area will end up with different roof replacement costs. This is why roofing contractors like us can’t give homeowners an estimate right off the bat without inspecting the roof.
A reputable gutter repair and roofing installation contractor like us should have no problem giving you a detailed breakdown of the roofing costs as well as the option to review and make changes to it until you find a good combination that works with your roof replacement budget.
Roofing Cost Breakdown
The actual percentages will vary, but the following is a breakdown of a typical roofing estimate:
Materials (42%) – While the term “material” generally refers to the outer roofing – asphalt shingles, metal and tile – it also includes underlayment, ridge caps and flashing.
Labor (17%) – Labor or installation costs also include administrative costs, workers’ compensation and payroll taxes.
Tear-off (12%) – Tear-off costs are separate from labor costs, even if both involve some form of labor, and usually includes disposal costs. The reason why it’s separate is because some old roofs only need to be stripped down to the roof deck. A homeowner may also choose to hire a disposal contractor separately.
OSB (14%) – Oriented strand board (OSB) is used for decking. A roof deck is usually good for two roofing installations depending on its condition. Delivery costs are usually folded into the cost of the material itself.
Everything Else (15%) – The remaining 15% covers miscellaneous costs, including permits, federal state taxes and liability insurance.
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