When you need a roof replacement, you’ll naturally want to know how much it will cost and exactly what work will be performed. A good roofing company will be willing to provide a written estimate detailing exactly what will be done and what it will cost. They’ll also be happy to answer any questions you may have and be forthcoming with information. The following can affect the cost of your roofing replacement:
The Roof’s Pitch
Some roofs have a greater pitch (steepness) than others, which makes this type of job require more materials than a flatter roof. In addition, a roof with a steeper pitch will take more time to replace, take more equipment, and requires roofers to take more safety precautions.
Number Of Shingle Layers To Be Removed
In some cases, a home may have two existing layers of shingles, which will both need to be torn off before being replaced. The extra material also needs to be accounted for when cleanup happens at the end of the replacement. This all results in higher labor costs.
Scope Of Work To Be Done
Replacing a roof requires more work than simply removing and replacing shingles when it’s done professionally and correctly. All the underlayerment must be replaced, as well as the ice and water shield, drip edge, and flashing. An estimate should also include removing and replacing bad decking as well as tearing off and properly disposing of old materials.
The roofing material you choose and the amount your roof needs will affect what you’ll pay for a replacement. In general, asphalt shingles are a relatively inexpensive option, but they don’t last as long as some other roofing materials, such as slate.
When you compare estimates from one roofer to another, make sure you’re making an accurate comparison. Carefully check to make sure what work is actually included in each estimate, especially if one is for a substantially lower price than the others. An estimate may be lower because it doesn’t include such essential elements as tearing off your existing shingles or disposing of the old materials. All of these elements will affect the cost and quality of your roof replacement and will separate professional roofers from the non-professionals. When you need a roof replacement, work with Pinnacle Roofing in New York’s Capital Region and Southern Vermont. We offer free roofing estimates and will make sure you understand exactly what work will be performed and at what cost.