This number fluctuates significantly based on the state you live in and if you choose a roofing material other than asphalt shingles.
Factors That Affect Cost of a New Roof
Two homeowners in the same neighborhood may receive very different estimates for their roof replacement because of the variety of factors that contribute to the overall cost.
- Size of Roof – Larger roofs take a longer time, and require more labor and materials.
- Type of Material – Roof material makes up approximately half of the roof replacement cost. Some roof materials are more expensive than others. Asphalt shingles are the cheapest roof material while slate, metal, and tile roofs are more expensive. The cost of roof replacement will vary depending on the material you choose.
- Roof Fixtures – The more chimneys, skylights, and other roof fixtures your roof contractor has to maneuver during replacement, the higher the cost of labor which increases the overall cost of roof replacement.
- Cause of damage – Some damage is covered by insurance and significantly reduces your out-of-pocket costs. If your roof was a victim of natural disasters like hail or storm, some or all of your replacement costs may be covered by insurance depending on your homeowner’s insurance policy.
Get a Professional
The process of installing a roof on your home can be overwhelming. The materials, colors, styles, timeframes, and budgets are a lot to take in all at once.
To simplify the replacement process, it can all be boiled down to two main factors.
First, know what you want.
Second, know who you want doing it.
Explore all the roofing material options, drive around to see colors and styles you might like, and then pick a top-notch contractor. Armed with these two resources, you will sail through a roof replacement with flying colors.
You need to hire a roofing contractor who cares about your roof as much as you do.
The right roofing company should have a permanent business location, communicate clearly and promptly, must be licensed and certified; have good reviews, and comprehensive warranties, and offer free inspection and estimates.
This is where Invision Roofing fits the bill, give us a call today and schedule your roof replacement tomorrow.