Replacing your roof is expensive. Unfortunately, it must be done for one of two reasons. Your roof may have reached the end of its lifespan or it has experienced damage too severe to repair.
If you’re faced with replacing your roof, you’ll want to know how much it will cost. A professional roofer must do a thorough inspection before providing an accurate estimate. The following are four of the main factors which typically go into your estimate.
1. The extent of the work required
The bigger the roof, the longer it will take to install. Other factors which affect the time it takes to install (and the difficulty of the installation) include the slope of the roof and the existing features (such as skylights and chimneys). Any damage underneath the shingles can also add up when pricing your roof replacement.
2. The materials used for the roof
Some materials are much more expensive than others. For example, asphalt shingles tend to be one of the more affordable types of materials. Slate tends to be one of the more expensive. If there is extensive damage, there will be more required materials.
3. The roofer’s expertise
You might notice one roofer’s estimate being a bit lower than another. It’s important to look at the expertise of the roofer. A roofer with significant experience may charge more. They most likely have replaced several roofs in your area and are experts with your home’s roof type. The cost is worth it considering you won’t have to worry if they know what they’re doing.
4. The included warranty
Roof replacements with a lower than average cost rarely come with a comprehensive warranty. Generally speaking, a good warranty will cost a bit more but will be well worth it. It means you can depend on the installation to be of high-quality. A roofer won’t provide a good warranty if they don’t believe in their own work, after all. For example, a five-year no leak warranty is an excellent warranty for a roof installation.
It’s helpful to be familiar with how the cost of your roof replacement is determined. This way, you can begin budgeting for your roof replacement. It will also give you an idea of how a roofer writes quotes so you can properly compare estimates. To get a roof replacement estimate in Riverside, CA, be sure to contact us at Go Roof Tune-Up today.