Replacing your roof is a major investment that can cost thousands of dollars. Homeowners will have to replace the roof at least once in their lifetime so it is important to understand where the money actually goes. While roofing repair contractors may have different rates, they all base their quotes on these three major factors.
1. The Size of the Roof
A roofing contractor will measure the square footage of your roof, and, obviously, the larger your roof is, the more it will cost to replace it. Roofs are measured by roofing square, and one roofing square is equivalent to 100 square feet. If you didn’t already know, roofing materials are sold by roofing square and not by square foot.
2. Roofing Materials
This one is also pretty obvious. One of the major factors that determine the cost of a roof replacement is what materials you decide to use. Asphalt roofing shingles are by far the most popular choice because of their relatively low cost. Mid-range materials include clay and concrete tiles. If you really want to go all-out, you can opt to use high-end roofing materials, such as natural slate or wood shakes.
3. Roof Slope or Pitch
Another important factor that affects the price of a replacement is the slope or pitch of your roof. A roof with a too-steep angle is not considered “walkable” and will be more difficult to install. It will require additional safety equipment like harnesses and even scaffolding to make sure that workers remain safe while performing their job. This will definitely be reflected in the overall cost of your new roof.
If you are a home or business owner in Minneapolis and are in need of a new roof, feel free to give Krech Exteriors a call at (651) 688-6368, or fill out our contact form to set a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our roofing experts today.