Since a roof replacement can cost you a significant amount, as the homeowner, it’s understandable if you want to know what exactly goes into your new roof’s overall price. While there might additional costs associated with your roof, there are some common components that make up the majority of the budget.
Of course, one of the contributing factors of your roof’s overall cost is the materials. These include the shingles, felt, all metals, ridge cap, starter course, fasteners, paint silicone and even the roof vent. Depending on the quality of these materials, the price of your new roof may vary as a result.
Apart from the materials, you’ll also be paying for the work that your roofers will be doing to install your roof. According to professionals, the more complex your new roof’s installation is, the higher your labor costs will be. Apart from the installation itself, the tear off of your old roof is included in the labor costs as well. On the other hand, if your new roof requires the installation of a hard decking, the price will also include the delivery and installation.
Finally, miscellaneous expenses, such as liability insurance, vehicle and equipment maintenance, building permits, gas and more is also included in your roof replacement project’s overall cost.
Why Are Estimates Sometimes Different?
When you’re talking to different contractors, you may have noticed that the estimates they give you differ from one another. There are actually various reasons why this is. For instance, the roofing company you’re talking to may be underbidding because they’re new to industry and are still looking to build up a client base, causing them to offer deals to homeowners. Alternatively, the contractor may not also have an office of their own, allowing them to charge less for the job because there is less overhead.
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