Roof replacement is a significant project that comes with various expenses. And, since every home requires a specific type and design of roofing, the cost of replacing an old one can vary substantially. In order to budget effectively for this type of project, it helps to have a good understanding of the factors that can affect your final bill.
Removal of the Old Roof
A complete tear-off is more often recommended than re-roofing, an installation method where a new layer of roofing is placed on top of the old one. The removal of old roofing material takes longer and requires more effort, so this type of installation will cost more. You can also expect the disposal of the old roof to add up to the expenses.
Roofing materials vary in price due to their different qualities, so your choice of residential roofing system will impact your roof replacement cost. You should also consider the long-term expenses of a specific roof type, such as maintenance and repairs. Also, their durability and expected lifespan could indicate how frequently you’d need to replace your roof.
Slope or Pitch
Roofs with steep pitches require more safety measures since these are more dangerous walk on for roofers. They also typically require a longer time of completion than flat roofs. And, due to such challenges, contractors may charge more for installing pitched roofing.
A larger roof will usually cost more than a smaller roof because it requires more materials and effort to build. So, when consulting contractors, make sure to discuss the size of your roof and ask for a written quote.
Northeast Gutters and Remodeling provides first-rate services to residential and commercial clients. We perform a variety of home improvement jobs, including roof replacement, siding installation, gutter installation and more. Call us at (860) 899-7878, or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.