Is your roof giving you signs that it’s time to think of a replacement? It’s always a good idea to install a new roof before things go from bad to worse and your expense gets from reasonable to exorbitant. Now, before you get down to calculating the cost of installing a new roof, it’s necessary to understand the factors that have a bearing on your roofing expenses. Here’s a quick read from Hynes that will first give you a breakdown of the factors and then a listing of the costs as per the roofing type.
1. Level of Complexity
Some roofs are easier to work on while some, not so. For instance, if you have a roof with a steep pitch or curve, work will involve a lot more time and effort, perhaps the specialized kind. The net equation – the simpler your roof, the lower your replacement cost.
2. The condition of your home
Your contractor can only begin the installation of a new roof if the underlying structure is sound and free of any damage or issues. It goes without saying, a roof that’s in good health is comparatively cheaper to replace than a roof with issues like leaks, cracks, mold etc.
3. Your choice of material
Want clay shingles to keep your interior cool even in blistering summers? Or wood shingles to give your roof that timeless look of elegance? Durable and fire-proof metal shingles perhaps? Shingles come in a variety of formats and yes, a range of prices. Your choice determines your roof replacement cost.
4. Don’t forget labor
The quantum of labor is another key factor. The cost of labor can add up to 60% or even more of your total project cost. The more skilled, experienced and proven your contractor, the higher your labor charges.
5. Cost of Roof Replacement – for a 3000 sq.ft. area
Cedar roof – $18,000 to $20,000
Wood roof – $11,200 to $16,000
Asphalt roof – $5,100 to $10,000
Metal roof – $13,000 to $45,000
As you can see, there are as many prices as there are roof types. So, if you’re scheduling a roof replacement it would make sense to not just compare the pros and cons of several roofing materials but also the cost involved. If you’re looking for roofing services in Ardmore PA, flat roof maintenance and repair, shingle roofing installation or even emergency roofing services, feel free to call us at Hynes Construction. We’re one of the industry’s best known and most experienced roofing specialists and we come to you with fully licensed and certified teams of experienced and proven professionals. Give us a try and we’ll be glad to use the opportunity to introduce you to the Hynes way of work.