Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a new roof cost?
Roof replacement cost can vary starting from as low as $2,000 upto $50,000 or even higher. Roof prices depend on a number of variables such as roofing materials (metal roofs, for example, generally cost more than asphalt roofs), size and pitch of the roof and labor costs.
The main factor that affects price is the size. In general, roofers charge per ‘square’. One roofing square is equal to 100 square feet area of the roof. For example, a 40,000 square-feet roof is broken down into 40 squares. Roof replacement may also vary across areas and the rates will depend on labor costs.
Roofing contractors may also charge more if they need to arrange roofing shingles in complex patterns. Similarly, the steeper the slope (or pitch, as it’s called), the higher the cost of the roof. This is because the crew have to wear protective equipment and it takes longer to replace a sloping roof.
How Much to Repair a Roof?
The total cost of roof repair would depend on the type of repair (simple or complex), the size of the area to be repaired (the larger the area, the higher the repair costs) and the materials required to repair the roof. While minor roof repairs may take anywhere between $150 and $400, moderate to major repairs can cost anywhere between $500 to $3,000.
If the repair costs are very high, it’s worthwhile considering if you want to replace or repair the roof. If the roof is very old or beyond repair, it might be a waste to repair it as you may end up having to replace it anyway. The opinion of a roofing expert can help you make an informed decision.
Also, spending a nominal amount on roof maintenance every year is a much better alternative to spending thousands of dollars on big repairs that could have been prevented.
How long will it take to replace my roof?
The time taken to replace a roof can take anywhere between two to five days depending on the complexity and size of the job. A smaller flat, garage roof, for instance, can be replaced in a day or two while a large pitch roof may take more time. The roofing contractor will also inspect to see if they need to remove portions of the old roof first.
As roof replacement is a labor-intensive job, rain, hail or snow often slows down work.
How do I tell if I need a new roof?
There are several ways to tell if you need a new roof.
- Your roof is between 20 to 25 years of age
- The shingles are curling, buckling and losing granules or they’re missing
- You’re able to see daylight through the roof boards
- The gutters are clogged with granules from deteriorating shingles
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