Roof Replacement Cost: 5 Signs it’s a Fair Price

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Roof Replacement Cost: 5 Signs it’s a Fair Price

When your roof is aged or damaged beyond routine repair, you will likely decide it’s time for a complete replacement. Often with care and upkeep, a roof will last many years, so you likely won’t have to worry about this frequently, but when the time comes, it’s a good idea to brush up on your knowledge about roof replacements so you can get a fair price, and the best roof possible for your needs.  

A Pretty Penny

Things cost money, it’s just the way of the world, but when you’re replacing your roof, it’s good to know your price options so you can get the best bang for your buck. There are many factors that go into deciding the cost of your replacement and knowing what to look for in estimates for roof replacement can help you determine whether you’re getting a fair deal. When it comes to roof replacements, you should expect it to be an investment because it is not a cheap process, but you should also talk to your chosen roofing service to understand your price and payment options.

Choosing the Right Replacement

Many components go into roof repair including materials, the design of your roof, and labor. When assessing the replacement cost, each of these are considered by the roofing service. Initially, your provider may suggest several roofing materials from shingles to copper, each of these have benefits, shingles are more cost effective, copper is more durable, and any other options presented to you are likely to have their own perks. Remember, during the material choosing phase, you will have the most control over the total cost of the estimate, so be sure to ask questions about the cost of the service when you’re getting a consultation.

The design of your roof structure also plays a role in assessing the price, mostly due to the surface area (which helps determine how much material is needed). You may also expect your cost to increase if your roof has features that cause an irregularity in your roof surface, like additions to your house and different roof elevations. The final thing that goes into assessing the replacement cost is that of the service itself. This includes the cost of employing workers, and any fees the business charges for the replacement which vary between businesses, but this is something you should take note of.

The Five Signs

The five signs your roof replacement is a fair price are,

  • The estimate is within an average price range ($5,000-$12,000 depending on surface area and material),
  • The materials are quality,
  • The reviews on the business are favorable,
  • Your estimate from different services is near this estimate,
  • You feel good about the prices of individual components.

If you can go through this checklist without trouble, the roof replacement you’re looking for is likely a fair deal. Remember, there are a lot of things in life that you can save money on by cutting a few corners, but you really shouldn’t be skimping on a roof replacement as it is the first line of defense your home has against the elements. You shouldn’t be overpaying for your roof either, so pay attention to these signs so you can get a fair deal! If you are in need of a roofing service and need a free estimate for a repair or replacement, call Tesson Roofing & Exteriors today!