Common Factors That Increase Roof Replacement Costs


Your roof protects your home and everything inside it from the elements. Over time, it may deteriorate or sustain damage to the point where it will require replacement. However, this investment is not in any means a simple upgrade. In this post, Bone Dry Roofing discusses the factors that can increase the cost for roof replacement.

Roof Replacement Costs

The Size and Pitch of Your Roof

A larger roof will require more materials and labor, which can increase the overall cost. Similarly, a roof with a steep pitch may require additional safety measures during installation, making the project more expensive.

The Type of Material Used

Different materials have different prices, with some being more expensive than others. The cost of materials can also vary based on availability and durability. Typically, a shingle roof costs less than metal or clay tile roofing.

The Location of Your Home

Your home’s location also plays a factor in the overall cost of your new roof. Areas with higher labor costs or more stringent building codes can affect how much you’ll be paying for this significant investment.

The Ease of Access to Your Roof

If your roof is difficult to access, contractors may need to use scaffolding, other safety equipment, and careful actions that won’t endanger them. These, in turn, can increase the overall roof replacement cost.

Estimating the Cost of Your Roof Replacement

To estimate the cost of your roof replacement, you’ll have to keep a few things in mind. Researching the costs of roofing materials, for instance, can help you choose the best option for your budget and needs. Calculating the square footage of your roof determines the materials needed and provides an estimate of the overall cost. Getting multiple quotes from roofing contractors and comparing them is imperative to find the best price for your roof replacement. Be sure to ask for detailed estimates that include labor and material costs.

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Bone Dry Roofing in is the leading contractor for your roof repair and replacement needs. As an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, we offer their top quality roofing materials and each Owens Corning roofing system we install is protected by their industry-leading warranties. Call us at 877-266-3379 or fill out this contact form to request a free quote.




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We had Bone Dry do masonry, roofing & gutter for us. Everyone we dealt with was professional, polite & on time. We were actually amazed how fast they did the roof & it looked great. Actually everything looked great
Debra B.
The experience of working with all of the folks at Bone Dry Roofing was top notch. Detailed photos and videos were provided for the initial inspection of the roof and then multiple photos were provided throughout the installation. I live in another state and was very well pleased working with them long distance. They made it very easy and stress free. The shingle roof - and all new decking - was replaced in less than 7 hours. Other teams of theirs will be back to replace the b pipe and the gutters next week.
Liz B.
AJ Snow and his crew did a fantastic job. I got pictures and text throughout the project until completion. Will always use Bone Dry Roofing. That are very good and do great work!
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