25 April 2018
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5 Factors That Influence Cost of a Roof Repair

 

When you need a roof repair, getting a professional, experienced roofing contractor to assess the damage on your roof is important.

This is because the repair may be more extensive than you realize. It helps to know what you’re getting into before you consider the cost of a roof repair.

The following are several factors that can influence the cost of your roof repair, so keep them in mind when getting your professional estimate.

 

The Type of Roof

Roofing CostsMany times, a repair is dependent on the type of roof that you have. Your roof may have a unique shape or material that may make repairs more challenging.

As a result of the various different types of roofing materials and the shape of the actual roof, roof repair costs can vary between homes. Some jobs will require additional labor or material. Typically, the least expensive material to repair is asphalt.

Matching the material you have—whether it’s asphalt, slate, tile, or metal—is essential to ensuring your home remains protected with a consistent look.

 

Necessary Permits

Existing DamageThe area where you live may affect the costs of your roof repair depending on the scope of your project. If your roofing repair is more extensive, you might need a permit for it.

The price for a permit can vary. Some areas do a flat rate for roofing repair permits while others may base the permit cost on the scope of the project or the size of your home.

You can ask your roofing contractor if they think a permit will be necessary  for your job and how much the cost of the permit may be during your estimate.

 

The Size of the Job

5 things that make a roof cost so muchThe size of your roofing repair will effectively be the biggest factor that affects the cost of your job. Consider that in addition to labor, materials are sold based on 10-foot sections of roof. So even if your repair is small, you might be stuck paying for this much material.

Talk with your roofing contractor about the scope of your roofing repair job. Sometimes—especially if your roof damage turns out to be more extensive than you originally thought—it might be more cost effective to go with a roof replacement.

 

 

Existing Damage

New Roof CostsWater works quickly to damage your home. If your structure has been infiltrated with water, this type of damage might go unseen until the roofer removes the shingles and is able to more thoroughly inspect what’s underneath.

 Repairing water damage can be expensive and raise your cost, but of course, it’s essential to repair any water or structural damage and this element shouldn’t be overlooked for everyone’s safety.

 

 

Chimneys, Skylights, and Other Structures

New Roof CostsIf your roof has any unique elements, these can raise the cost of the job. If the problem is originating from flashing around a chimney or skylight, your roofer will need to replace the flashing and it could be more costly.

This is because working around these elements will require more labor and may also present challenges to your roofer. Checking for damage around these areas is essential when getting an estimate from a reputable company for your roofing repair.

 

 

 

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5 Factors That Influence Cost of a Roof Repair
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5 Factors That Influence Cost of a Roof Repair
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When you need a roof repair, getting a professional, experienced roofing contractor to assess the damage on your roof is important. This is because the repair may be more extensive than you realize.
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