How Much Does A Roof Cost To Replace

November 25, 2015 |

There is no one answer to the question of how much it costs to replace a roof. When you are seeking estimates from different roofers, it is important to make sure that the cost of materials is broken down so that you will have a clear understanding of what the final cost will be. Since different roofing materials cost different amounts, the total price of your roof replacement will depend upon the type of roofing materials you choose. If you need to stay within a certain budget, you should ask your roofer for low cost recommendations and base your estimate upon these materials.

The estimate should be based upon the roofing materials and the square footage. The roofing contractor should measure your roof and base the estimate upon how much material they’ll need to complete the project. You should ask to see this reflected in the estimate and in written form. This is the best way to make sure that you are comfortable with the price of the roofing replacement as well as the cost of the materials that are being used. The roofer may also charge more depending upon the slope or angle of your roof, as this may need additional materials to cover.

When you are having a roof replaced, the roofing contractor may need to remove the prior roof and this can add to your total cost of your roof replacement. However, it is always better to have a professional roofer remove the existing roof and not try to remove it yourself. If the existing roof needs to be removed, have an experienced roofer perform the work. Also, never make the mistake of assuming that the roofing contractor can simply install the new roof over the existing one. The contractor will make that determination for you and will let you know if any permits need to be obtained to install the roof over the preexisting one.


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