Renovating your roof can be one of the most exciting steps homeowners can take. It can visually revitalize a property, reduce energy costs, and increase resale value. Several factors determine roof repair costs, and this guide will cover the decisive ones.
7 Things Which Determine Roof Repair Costs
A general roof repair estimate is between $10,000 and $15,000. Your roof’s age and square footage are primary factors for estimating the cost as well as your choice of the roofing materials, such as asphalt, metal, slate, or tile. Here are other price factors:
1. Permits, Licenses, and Inspections
These may be necessary depending on the scope of the roof repair. The need for licenses and permits can differ between Maryland locations as well as the costs of the licenses and permits. Some projects will need a roof inspection, which will add time and expense.
2. Damage Extent and Labor
The root of all estimates is the scope of work. A few missing shingles are less expensive to repair than a lot of ruined decking. Both repair severity and contractor skill determine how long a job takes, how well it’s done, and thus much of the cost.
3. Number of Penetrations
This refers to anything that passes through the roof surface, such as vents, skylights, and chimneys. Contractors need to take extra care to work around the penetrations and may increase the roof repair cost.
Some roofs are easier to work on and around than others. The estimate may be less the more accessible your property is for bringing materials on and off the roof in addition to workers to get up and down the roof.
Features like ridges, hips, and valleys make it harder for contractors to work on the roof’s surface. Design and layout can, therefore, result in a slower job due to necessary safety precautions. Your roof’s shape may result in custom materials and increased complexity. Also, a steeper roof slope typically costs more to repair.
6. Water Damage
This can be hard for even experienced roofers to judge without thorough investigation. Water damage may cause only isolated sheath rot. It can also ruin all layers of a roof’s surface and require expensive repairs. Water damage may indicate the need for gutter replacement to protect your roof.
7. Clean Up
The contractor’s job isn’t finished when your roof is. They must responsibly dispose of waste materials, which takes time and effort. How long this takes and how much it costs is determined by how extensive the roof repair was.
Sometimes repairs can require a whole roof replacement. Make sure to choose a contractor with great reviews who’ll recommend only what’s necessary to keep your roof performing securely and looking great.
Contact Us with Any Roofing Questions
Our fully trained and equipped team are standing by to offer expert advice and walk you through roof repair costs from start to finish. We’ll supply a transparent quote that you can use to start budgeting or get repairs underway. Just contact us for a free estimate if you’re in the Maryland, Northern VA, or D.C. areas!