June 9, 2018

How to Calculate Roofing Costs

Getting roofing estimates allows you to make the best repair or replacement decision. Learn more and stay within a budget!

Time to read:
3 Minutes
Written by
Nicholas Capobianco

Calculate Roofing Estimates the Easy Way! 

If you are in the market for a new roof, or you simply need your roof repaired, it is important toknow how much it will cost before work starts. Getting roofing estimates allows you to make the best roofing repair or replacement decision.  Having the best roofing estimate balances your need for a quality roof with your need to stay within a budget. The team at Roofr.com put together some of the most important factors to consider when reviewing a roofing estimate.

Let's have a closer look at the factors that can influence a roofing project estimate!

How Much Roofing Work Is Required?

More roof means more roofing work. A large roof with a steep slope will generally cost more to repair or replace than a smaller roof with a smaller slope.

Different materials will impact the cost. The type of roofing materials being used will also influence an estimate because some materials are easier to install than others. For instance, it may be easier to put on a new layer of asphalt shingles compared to installing a metal roof.

Mother nature can influence your project timeline. Rain could delay the project for severaldays while a pest problem could make it necessary to repair roof decking in addition to shingles. Inmost cases, a contingency will be included in the estimate to account for the possibility of suchissues occurring.

An Estimate Is Just a Guesstimate?!

It is important to note that any roofing estimate that is provide is simply a best calculated guess based onwhat was discovered during an initial roof inspection. There are many issues that may result in a project costingmore, or less, than the originally quoted price.

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