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Behind The Scenes Of Roof Replacement Costs

As a homeowner, it’s your priority to have a solid, reliable roofing system.

The roof plays a critical role in keeping out the elements and protecting the structural integrity of your home. However, your roof will wear over time due to constant exposure to sunshine, rain, snow, high winds, and other weather events. These will eventually call for a roof replacement

Several circumstances will impact the average timeline and cost of your roof replacement project. They include:

1. Type of House

The number of stories your house has will factor into the cost of roof replacement. The higher the house, the more labor-intensive it will be to get up to the roof to replace the it safely. So, a taller house with two or three stories means your roofing contractor will need more sophisticated equipment and expertise to navigate the roof safely, which raises labor costs significantly. The extra labor costs will, by extension, raise your roof replacement cost.

2. Square Footage

The square footage of your roof is totally different from your living space. A ranch-style house will need more roof squares than a typical two-story house sitting on the same parcel size.

3. Roof Pitch

The pitch affects how safe it is to walk on and work on your roof. Overall, a roofing system with a steeper slope is more risky to walk on compared to a low-slope or flat roof. Your roofing contractor will need to trade with caution when assessing different sections of the roof, which raises labor costs in your estimate.

4. How Many Layers

If your roof has several layers, such as extra shingles, needing to be removed, the roof replacement project will take longer. Some roofing materials can be very tedious to remove and dispose of.

5. Roofing Material

The cost per square foot of your new roof also includes the roofing material chosen. Asphalt shingles are generally more affordable than other roofing materials such as tile, slate, and metal. Roofing materials are sold by the square so the material you choose will significantly impact the cost of replacement.

6. Removing and Replacing Damaged Decking 

If the decking under your shingles and underlayment has deteriorated due to age or weather damage, it will need to be replaced. Roofers often include the cost of replacing part of the decking in the overall cost of roof replacement. O’LYN Roofing proudly serves Norwood homeowners with roof replacements. We are always transparent about our pricing and timing. Our roofing specialists will let you know whenever any unforeseen circumstances are likely to influence the price or timelines. Get in touch with us today for a free estimate for your upcoming roof replacement project.