How Much Does a New Roof Cost?
One of the most frequently thrown questions during home renovation and/or construction is “how much does a new roof cost?” This question is often asked especially if the homeowners are newly weds and are just starting out their married life.
Likewise, homeowners who had their roofs damaged by force of nature such as hurricanes and thunderstorms are also likely to wonder how much will a new roof cost.
In order to answer that question, it is important to first figure out the factors that affect the price of a new roof – factors including the installation, the pitch and the size of the roof, the materials being removed and its thickness, the need for extra features like better ventilation and air passage and of course the type of roofing material to be installed.
These factors are all critical to the total cost of a new roof.
The cost of installation is actually determined by whether or not you will hire a home contractor to work on your roof or not. Obviously, you will save money if you don’t hire a home contractor and do the work yourself instead. However it is imperative to note the advantages of hiring a home contractor.
First and foremost is that you can be sure that you will be provided with expert and excellent services. Home contractors are master of their respective trades – there is little doubt with regards to their competency. Secondly, you need not to worry about damages to property and/or compensation for injuries, home contractors are licensed, bonded and insured.
Another advantage of hiring a home contractor is that it will save you precious time – this is very critical especially if you’re a professional and is a busy person.
When you hire a home contractor, just be ready to add a couple of hundred (or even a thousand) dollars on top of your new roof’s estimated cost. The estimated cost of the roof, on the other hand, lies on the other factors aforementioned.
Choose a new roof that perfectly fits your old one so that you won’t be wasting metal scraps and other parts of the new roof. Most roofs are made up of metal and the basic ones range from a few thousand dollars to as high as tens of thousands of dollars for roofs with interlocking shingles.
When choosing a new roof and budgeting for roofing installation, factor everything in so that you won’t be surprised with the cost and you’ll be ready to spend considerably on a new roof.