When getting a new roof, you need to decide on a lot of things. Aside from choosing materials, style, and color, you also need to make sure that you’ve planned for your budget. However, many factors can affect the cost of a roof replacement or repair.
Here’s what can add to the overall cost of a roofing project.
Your roofer will measure the size of your roof based on square footage and then divide the number by 100 to determine how many roofing squares the system is. One roofing square is equivalent to 200 square feet. Keep in mind that roofing materials are usually sold by the square and not the square foot.
The steeper the slope of your roof is, the harder its installation will be. Roofs with a pitch of at least 6:12 are considered not walkable and require more labor for proper installation. Moreover, the type of underlayment system your roof needs also depends on the slope.
A complete roof tear-off requires more time and labor to complete. You also need to consider how much it would cost to dispose of the old roofing material, which usually depends on the weight of refuse. It would take your roofing contractor more time to remove heavy materials. It would also cost more to get rid of them. However, a tear-off helps ensure all problems with the structure is addressed before installing the new roof.
The price of your new shingles or roofing material can impact the appearance, weight, durability and lifespan of the new system. Asphalt is the most popular material for sloped systems, which comes in various colors, styles, and textures. You can also go for concrete and clay tile, wood shake, metal roofing, and slate. If you have a flat roof, you can choose from built-up roofing, TPO, and single-ply PVC roofing. Besides the shingles, the underlayment, decking materials, ventilation, insulation, and the type of fasteners that will be used can also contribute to your roofing cost.
For your residential and industrial roofing needs, turn to DNB Roofing. We have been providing superior roofing services for nearly a decade. Call us at (301) 362-7663 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.