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Contributing Factors That Determine The Cost of Your Roofing Job

The roof is arguably a very important part of the house. At some point, you will probably need a roof repair or replacement. Whether your roof starts to leak or is damaged by the elements, you need to be prepared for the expenses of a repair job as several factors contribute to the cost of a roof repair or replacement.

The following are some factors that determine how much your roof repair or replacement will cost.

The Type of Roof on Your Home

One factor that goes into your roof repair expenses is the type of roof on the house. The right materials are necessary to replace or repair the roof and some roofs have specialty tiles, tin, or slate materials which can be more costly than shingles.

The Roof Has Special Features

Some roofs have special features contractors have to work around to make repairs. Features such as solar tube lighting, chimneys, and skylights are some examples of special features on a roof. The labor costs are higher for roofs with special features because materials have to be specifically sized, cut, and installed carefully.
The pitch and slope of your roof also factor into the cost of a repair or replacement. The labor expenses for specialty pitches and slopes may be more expensive as these repairs may take more time and specialty equipment to complete.

The Permit Costs for Your Roof Repair or Replacement

The cost to repair or replace your home’s roof will also include the permit fees. Your roofer will pull the permits and add the expense to your bill. If you would like to know the cost of the permits ahead of the roof repair or replacement, you can contact the permit office in your city.

The Extent of the Damage to the Roof

Another cost factor is the extent of the damage to the roof. If your roof only needs a few shingles replaced to seal a leak, your final cost will be much less than if a tree fell through your roof.
Water damage is a major contributor to roof problems. Water can seep into the roof decking or even the joists and cause rot. Deep water damage that goes beyond the surface will be costly, especially if you wait too long to get the repair done. If you do not address the problem right away, you may need the entire roof replaced.
If you know your home has some existing issues that can impact the health of the roof, consider taking care of them before the problems become so bad you need a major roof repair. Have leaks repaired as soon as you notice them. When you take precautions for situations like these, it can help you save a lot of money on roofing expenses.

The Roof Only Needs an Overlay

If your roof only needs an overlay, you may save quite a bit of money. An overlay is simply placing new shingles over the old ones without removing any material. However, this is not an ideal solution for all roofing problems. Your contractor will tell you if an overlay is an option.
The drawback of a roof overlay is the possibility of voiding a manufacturer’s warranty. Also, if you need a roof replacement later, the overlay will have to be removed. This will add to your roof replacement expense. Keep these factors in mind before you choose an overlay.
If you need a roof repair or replacement, it is important that you carefully choose your contractor. At Commercial Solutions, Inc., we are here to help you with all your roofing needs. Give us a call for any questions and our team will be happy to help you.
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