There are a lot of reasons why you may find yourself contemplating a new roof. It can be due to recent storm damage, old age, or you just simply want an upgrade. Whatever the reason, for sure the cost will definitely be a major factor in your decision. With roof replacement costs ranging between $5,000 to $25,000 depending on a number of factors, it is important to understand where that money goes. In today’s post, your trusted roof and gutter replacement contractor shares the three major factors that will determine the price tag of your new roof.
1. The Size of Your Home
This is probably the most obvious factor in determining the cost of replacing your roof. More space to cover means more material and labor will be needed. It is important to note that the size of a roofing project is measured in roofing squares which is 10 feet by 10 feet. A single roofing square is equivalent to 100 square feet and most roofing companies charge per roofing square.
2. What Materials You Use
It is only natural to expect that some materials will be more expensive than others. Asphalt shingles, which is the most common roofing material, will cost between $350 to $550 per roofing square while something more expensive such as clay tiles will cost between $1,000 to $1,800 on average.
3. Difficulty of Installation
Another important factor that can affect the final cost of your roof is the level of difficulty required to complete a job. Roofing contractors will charge more if you have a steep roof or if your home is more than one story.
If you are in need of new gutters or are looking to repair or replace your aging roof, give Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, Inc. a call at (785) 628-3614 or fill out our contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our highly-skilled experts. We serve the communities in and around Colby and Hays, KS.