When it comes to replacing a roof, there are many factors that you have to consider, including the type of roofing materials you want to install, the time it will take to complete the project, the required permits, the total budget, among others.
Of all these factors, the one that might derail the project is the total cost. So, as you contemplate installing a new roof, you have to think about the amount of money the project will cost you. Many factors determine roof replacement costs. In this article, we discuss some of these factors.
Size of the Roof
Before your contractor gives you a quote, they will ask you for accurate measurement of your roof. This helps them to determine the number of roofing materials required and labor. The size of your roof is based on the number of square feet divided by 100. This gives you the actual roofing square. One roofing square is equal to 100 square feet. When estimating the required roofing materials, your vendor will most likely use square instead of the square foot.
Your roof’s pitch will determine the total cost of replacement in two ways. First, if its pitch or slope is above the ratio of 6:12, it is considered too steep and not walkable. Therefore, it requires greater staging, labor, and safety for the work to be done accurately. Second, your roof’s slope determines the type of underlayment materials you will use and therefore plays a significant role in determining the overall cost of replacing the roof. For example, if your roof’s pitch is between 2:12 and 4:12, it will require two layers of the underlayment.
Type of Roofing Materials
There are different types of roofing materials on the market, each with a different price tag. Normally, any roofing material cost is based on its weight, size, quality, design, durability, and aesthetic appeal. Also, the cost of installing these roofing materials varies significantly because some of them require special installation techniques and equipment.
Roofing System Components Required
Apart from shingles, tiles, and metal sheets, there are other roofing components you have to install. These include underlayment materials, decking materials, ventilation, and insulation. The cost of the various types of roofing system components available on the market is based on their performance, durability, manufacturing cost, and design. The more roofing system components your roof requires, the higher the replacement cost.