What Determines The Cost of a Roof Replacement

Man screwing in roofing screws.

A roof replacement is one of the most important investments a homeowner can make on their home. Whether the roof is severely storm damaged or has reached its shelf life, a replacement is always a good idea when your roof begins to show signs of failure.

Many people try to avoid this service because of the stigma cost that surrounds the work. Not every roof job is the same, and neither is every roofing company. Here’s a look at some of the factors we look into when we determine the cost of a roof replacement.

How Big is Your Roof?

The surface area of your roof is usually the first item that determines the cost of a roof replacement. Essentially, the larger your roof, the more it’s going to cost you.

If cost is an issue on your mind, speak with a trusted roofing contractor to find out the most affordable and safe materials to use in order to achieve a roof replacement at a reasonable rate.

The Type of Roof You Have

An understanding of the type of material your roof is made of and how deep its layers go is essential to cost. Roof replacements are commonly priced for the time and manpower required for the job. If your roof has several layers that need to be torn off during a roof replacement, that’s more time and labor for your contractors. On top of the work, there is also a disposal expense involved if your home has layers of roofing. The heavier the debris, the higher the cost of disposal.

Steep Pitch

A steep pitched roof, versus a flat surface, plays a role in the cost of a replacement. Not only does a steep roof require more precision throughout the job, but extra equipment is usually called in to ensure the contractor team’s safety.

Your New Roofing Material

Of course, the material you replace your old roof with determines a large piece of the project’s cost. Many homeowners have a vision for how their roof should look but don’t truly consider the difference in cost between the most popular roofing materials.

A simple breakdown of materials most expensive to least expensive is:

  • Slate Tiles
  • Clay Tiles
  • Metal Roofing
  • Wood Shingles
  • Architectural Shingles
  • Asphalt Shingles

Regardless of the material you opt-in for, even the most inexpensive materials are very protective and come in numerous complementing colors.

Your Roof’s Accessibility

Although this isn’t usually a problem in most suburban areas of Texas, sometimes the proximity of homes from each other can create an accessibility issue. If your roof is hard to get to, a contracting team is going to have to put a lot of effort into getting equipment up and practicing proper safety standards.

Get Your Roof Replacement at a Fair Rate With Concord Roofing & Construction

A roof replacement with Concord Roofing & Construction guarantees the job is approached with fairness and offers a reasonable solution to any roofing problems. If you know you need a roof replacement but have questions about the cost, we’re here to help! Contact us today to learn more about our services and get a quote.