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What Factors Determine the Cost of My Roof Replacement

What Factors Determine the Cost of My Roof Replacement

A roof replacement can deliver a good return on investment in the long run, provided you hire a reliable roofing contractor to do the job. The truth is roof replacement is a cost-intensive project. Because every roof is different in various aspects, the cost of replacement varies depending on a wide range of factors. If you’re planning to replace your roof, it’s important to have an idea of the factors that will influence the cost of your roof replacement project. 
Let’s look at the factors that influence roofing costs.

Size Of The Roof

A larger roof means you’ll need to buy more roofing materials which will drive up the cost of your new roof. Roofing contractors install roofs on a per square footage basis. One roofing square equals one hundred square feet. A larger roof requires more squares, which means you'll spend more on replacement. Square footage not only affects the amount of materials you'll need for a roof replacement but will also impact the labor and time needed to complete the job. 

Roofing Materials

The most common types of roofing materials include asphalt shingles, slate, rubber slate, solar tiles, metal roofs, concrete tiles, stone-coated steel, and many more. These materials come in a wide array of prices. The type of roofing materials you choose will impact the cost of your new roof. Each roofing material has different characteristics. Metal roofs are more expensive to replace because the job requires special tools and knowledge. Asphalt shingles are the cheapest of all roofing materials, though they are available in many types. Luxury shingles can cost more than some roofing materials. 

Pitch 

Roofs with a steep slope cost more to replace than flat roofs because they require additional safety requirements, more staging, and additional labor costs, all of which add to the cost of your roof replacement project. Flat roofs are walkable, which makes the installation job easier, so they are less expensive to repair.    

Time Required To Complete The Project

The amount of time required to complete a roof replacement project is a major factor that roofing contractors consider when calculating the cost of your new roof. Complex roofing replacement projects such as steep roofs take longer to complete, so they cost more. 

Geographical Area

Your geographical area affects your roof replacement costs because hourly labor rates, cost of materials, installation requirements, and compliance requirements vary from one location to another. Your local climate may also affect the time required to complete the job and the type of roof fasteners to use on your roof.   

Permits

You’ll need a permit to replace a roof in your home or business. The fees you’ll pay to obtain permits may add to the cost of your roof replacement project. 

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A new roof comes with many benefits, including energy savings, improved curb appeal, enhanced safety, and many more. If you need roof replacement services, call us at Pro Atlanta Roofing.    
 

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