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 Lafayette in Indiana 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 765.742.4040 or fill out this contact form to request a free quote.




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