When asking for a roof repair or replacement estimate from a contractor, some homeowners think the figure represents a set price they have to pay once the job is done. However, this isn’t actually the case as an estimate is only a rough calculation and not the exact price. Depending on the choices you make for your roof, there are actually other factors that can add to your roof replacement’s cost.
In this post, roofing and HVAC contractors from GO Green Air discusses the things that can add to the overall cost of your roofing project.
Some homeowners think getting a new roof simply means installing a new shingle. There’s actually much more work involved when getting a roof replacement, such as long-term waterproofing for the system. The underlayment type and ventilation and insulation installations can also affect the longevity of your roof. This means they play a part in the overall cost of the project.
Before any work can be conducted on your roof, your contractor first needs to obtain the necessary permits. Depending on where you live, the cost of these permits may vary but it’s likely that the fee to obtain it will be added to the total cost of your roof replacement bill.
Access is an important factor that contractors look at when pricing the project. If your roof is difficult to access, that means additional labor and equipment are necessary to do the job. Since access to the roof can affect your roofing project’s cost, the easier the access to your roof is, the less it will cost since not much time and materials will be consumed to complete the job.
Extent of Damage
How much damage your roof sustained will determine the amount of time, labor and materials needed to complete the project. If your roof sustained minor damage, then it won’t cost much compared to a roof with major damage. The more damage your roof has, meanwhile, the more the repairs will cost due to the amount of time and labor the job will need. If you’re in need of a contractor to repair or replace your roof, turn to the GO Green Air, one of America’s leading providers of roofing services and smart HVAC systems.
Type of Roof
When it comes to the total cost of your roofing project, your roof type will also determine how much the project will cost. This is because roofs with a higher pitch will cost more in labor and materials and the materials needed will also vary depending on the slope of your roof.
If your roof has a chimney or skylight attached to it, they’ll have to be repaired at the same time as your damaged roof. This can easily add to the price of your roof repair project as more time, labor and materials will be necessary to completely fix your roof.
Turn to GO Green Air for your home improvement needs. We are your number one provider of HVAC repair and roofing services. Give us a call at (925) 28-GREEN or fill out our contact form to request a consultation. We serve clients in Concord, CA, and other nearby areas in the state of California.