Roofing replacement is a large investment, but the cost can vary greatly from home to home. That’s why it’s important to find a trusted roofing company who is honest and transparent about the quotes they deliver. Always ask how the price you are given is broken down based on the materials being used and the work that needs to be done. This way, you’ll know that the company you are working with is giving you an honest quote.
What affects the price of a residential roofing replacement? These are the things that can impact how much you invest in your new roof.
The Price of Materials
Materials are one of the largest factors that determine the cost of replacing your roof. No two materials are the same, and whether you choose asphalt shingles or metal roofing will greatly impact the price.
Some materials will cost less than others. For breakdown of your options, see this short guide. Understand that the materials you choose will impact how long your roof lasts. If you want a more affordable roof but are okay with it lasting about 15 years, stick with asphalt shingles. If you want a more durable option that will last double the time, and not be impacted by storms and weather as easily, invest in metal roofing.
If You are Replacing Soffit and Fascia
The soffit and fascia of your house will also affect how much it costs to install a new roof. This is an added service that makes the project more complex, as well as requiring extra materials. Soffit vents and fascia may not need to be replaced, depending on the age of your home, so talk with your roofing contractor to determine if the work is necessary.
The Time of Year That the Roof is Replaced
Busy season for Midwest exteriors companies, depending on the weather, is late spring to early fall. Although roof replacement can be done all year long, many people try to have the work done during the spring and summer months. This means that, since demand for the products and services, prices can be higher. During the offseason, where roofing replacement is less common, you may get a better price because of the availability of the materials and labor.
The Size and Complexity of the Roof
If your roof needs to be replaced, but it is hard for workers to access it, you might have to pay more for the job. Not all roofs are the same. The larger the roof, and the more complex it is, the more expensive it will be to replace. This is because more materials and labor are required, and the replacement may take longer to do. All of this is factored into the quote you will receive on your roof.
Local Permits and Inspections for Roof Replacement
If you are in an area that requires a permit for new construction or a special inspection, these costs will be added to the price of your roof. The costs for this will depend on your local municipality. Your roofing contractor should apply for the permits for you, but keep in mind you may have to close out the permit with the city after the work has been completed. This generally does not cost additional money and usually requires an appointment to be made with a city inspector to come out to your home.
Looking for an honest quote on your roofing replacement? Get in touch with Schmidt Roofing today!