Homeowners get their roofs replaced for many reasons such as aesthetics, age or recent damage. This can be a big investment in your home, and you’ll realize this after getting different bids from different contractors. The reason why each bid is priced differently lies behind different factors that affect the cost of your roofing project. We’ve listed down some of the most common ones:
The bigger the roof, the more expensive your roof replacement will be. To measure your roof accurately, contractors will usually get the square footage of the roof and divide the number by 100. The result is what’s called a “roofing square”, which is equivalent to 100 square feet.
However, your contractor may give you a discount on the overall square foot price even if it’s expected that a larger roof will cost more on materials and labor. If you think that you can’t afford a full roofing replacement, you can consider some of the financing options offered or go for a partial replacement.
The steeper the roof, the harder the replacement job will be for the roofing contractors. To do this safely, they’ll need to add staging and safety gear. This also means more labor and time compared to flat roofs, so the costs are usually higher.
Have you decided on which material to use for your roof replacement? The prices range depending on which materials you’ll use, with the cheapest one usually being asphalt. But if you want a roofing system that will last you decades, you’ll need to go for metal or slate roofing. But keep in mind that choosing metal or slate also means a more expensive roof replacement.
You’ll also need permits for your roofing project, which ensures that it complies with building codes and meets crucial safety standards. Only professional roofing contractors know that the procurement of a roofing permit should be done before starting a project, and when it comes to residential roofing, Kroll Construction knows what’s best for your home. Contact us at (888) 338-6340 or you can fill out our convenient online contact form. We serve Detroit and surrounding areas.