Estimating the Cost of Roof Replacement
When was the last time you had your roof inspected and checked for cracks, leaks, breaks, and build-up? It may be longer than you think. Regular inspections and maintenance can help bring down the cost of roof replacement. Elite Remodeling Services can do a free inspection for you and provide you with an estimate.
What if it’s just a simple fix?
Sometimes, what may look like a simple fix could be anything but. A leak can allow water to penetrate further than expected, causing damp, mold and rot, weakening the structure of your entire house. Holes, cracks, and leaks can also attract pests —rodents and insects — that further invade your home, damaging your furniture, floors, and cupboards, too.
If you’re fortunate enough to only require minor repairs, make it a priority to have them seen to before they turn into more significant problems. Minor repairs require less time and money.
How do you estimate the costs of roof replacement?
Roof replacement cost is estimated based on a couple of basic factors, such as square footage of your roof, type of roof (flat or steep), type of shingles or material used, and whether it’s just worn out or there’s specific damage requiring replacement of the roof.
- Size — The bigger your roof, the higher the cost of materials and labor.
- Shape of roof — The shape of your roof determines how hard or complex it may be to replace. Flat roofs are simple to replace. Steep ones are more difficult.
Roof material — The style and type of material you choose can greatly increase the cost. Consider your budget, the style of your house and what would best match both.
- DIY / shared labor — Depending on the three factors above, you might want to try your hand at roofing, but you will still need to hire some help. Ask around and compare the time you have available to get it done with the cost of getting professional help within the deadline you want. Don’t forget to factor in the cost of materials, equipment, and safety gear.
- Time of year — If you need your roof replaced in any other season than summer, remember that you may need extra budget available in case of heavy weather, storms, unexpected delays, etc.
Final tips to keep in mind about the cost of roof replacement
In short, the more complex your roof replacement, the more it will cost. Don’t take shortcuts — it’s not worth literally risking the roof over you and your family’s head. Invest in a safe, well-done roof replacement. If you are doing it yourself, be sure to get expert advice and help.
If you would like some input on the cost of replacing your roof, contact Elite Remodeling Services at (952) 646-2480. Based in Minnesota and serving the South Metro Area, we can provide you with a free estimate and help you decide the best, safest, and most cost-effective plan to get your roof back in tip-top shape.