Time to budget for your shiny new roof!
Getting things done usually requires some form of planning. When planning for a new roof, there are several factors that can affect the cost of roof replacement. Some are listed below
- Roofing Type
- Roof size
- Roofing company
- The slope of the Roof
- Time of the year
Roofing Type: The cost of replacement depends a lot on the material you want to use for the replacement. Asphalt shingles cost less than Metal roof types which require more manpower to install. On average, metal roof types cost from $9.00 to $15.00 per square foot while Shingles go for between $7.50 to $11.00 per square foot.
Roof Size: Of course, larger sized roofs cost more. Although some companies do give discounts when you are replacing a roof with a very large size, the larger the roof, the more money you need to budget for.
The slope of the Roof: Depending on the structure of the house and the type of roofing required, you will incur more on sloppy roofs because of the hazard involved. Contractors need to employ more safety techniques when navigating a steeply sloped roof. This will also affect the construction time because contractors will tread more carefully and inadvertently cost you more. You should prepare to spend more when your design has slopes.
Roofing Company: There is no need to spend extra bucks on utilizing the services of a roofing company that is not closeby.. It is advisable to use a company that is within your neighborhood as you can easily rack up more costs if the company has to transport materials and manpower a considerable distance before getting to your location.
Time of the Year: This is why planning ahead is of utmost importance. It is cheaper to replace your roof in the fall because of the lukewarm temperature that is neither too cold nor too hot. It is also the season where demand is high and as such prices plummet. So if you are planning towards that big roof replacement, target the fall season and save huge bucks. You can thank us later for this tip!
The cost of replacement depends on several factors and our advice is to call your local roofer and get an estimate to guide your budget.