We are going to talk about a very special topic today. We will explain how you can accurately determine the cost of installing a new roof for your property. See most people tend to think that the cost will fluctuate a lot during the construction of your new roof because they think that it is very hard to say how much time it will take for the project to be finished. That could not be further from the truth, because you can actually figure out these things in advance, without doing too much research yourself.
Hiring a Roofing Contractor Will Be The Biggest Expense
We all know that the total amount of investment it will take for you to hire a solid roofing contractor will consume the biggest part of your budget. That being said, the cost can be changed for the better, because if you have done your research on the best roofers in your town, chances are that they will offer very competitive pricing not only because you’re a new customer to them, but also because they want to get a great review from you. Moreover, you should definitely consider tapping into your network of friends, relatives, and acquaintances in order to ask what kind of roofing company they used.
The roofing contractor you will hire to re-roof and install your house will typically range from $6000-$9000 dollars for the average residential property that has a roof size in between 15-20 squares. That being said, your roof might be smaller/larger so, in order to calculate this correctly, you can say that on average you will pay around $450 per square. Now that you know this, all you have to do is figure out how many square ft. your roof is.
What Kind of Roofing Material Do You Want To Have?
The second biggest determining factor will most certainly be the roofing material you will decide to choose. Most people tend to save money on this step because they don’t really want their upfront investment to be too big. But consider this: if you want to save money on the roofing material, you might as well postpone your roof installation project in the first place, because it is better to invest in quality material that will serve you for a lifetime rather than purchase cheap shingles that will only hold for 5-10 years.
There are a lot of options that you can choose from as far as roofing materials go, but remember that whatever option you choose, you will have to calculate the cost accordingly.
You can choose from:
Asphalt Shingles – the most popular choice for residential properties out there
Slate Tiles – a bit more expensive, but a great long-term solution for your roof
Metal/Steel – great for longevity and the pricing is more flexible as well
In addition to these materials, you can also consider having an eco-friendly roof installed. If you will choose between these 3 popular options most homeowners prefer, all you will have to do in order to figure out the cost of your material is contact the roofing contractor that you will be working with and ask them how much it will be, because they will be responsible for ordering and delivering the material in the first place.
Tear-offs – The Must-Have Expense For Any Current Property
The 3rd factor that you must consider is the amount of investment it will take to tear-off the current material of your roof. This is an additional cost most roofers charge before beginning the project of roof installation. You must keep the price for this in mind because most contractors assume that their customers already know about this. You can use the same equation we have given you for roof installation, but in this instance, it’s how much you will be charged for removing material per foot. Usually, roofing material removal prices are cheaper than installing it.
Roof Size – a Huge Factor That Will Determine The Price
If we had to boil down everything that we consider when calculating the price of a roofing project, one big factor definitely stands out. As we mentioned before, you must get the accurate measurements of your roof in order to accurately determine the price. This can be done by contacting your previous roofing contractor that built the roof or your house designer that was responsible for building the property itself. Hope this helps!