Three Factors That Impact Roofing Costs

When you need roofing work done, there’s not a one-price-fits-all solution. Just like any other construction project, every roofing job will have a different price estimate based on a variety of factors. Here are some of the factors that a roofing contractor will take into account when determining the cost of your roofing job.

Roof size

One of the biggest factors in determining the price estimate for roof installation is the size of the roof. The square footage of your roof will be used to determine many factors, like the amount of materials needed, how long the job will take to complete and how much labor will be required.

This is not the same as the square footage of your home or commercial building. Internal square footage is based on floor space and includes multiple floors. Roof square footage is calculated based on only the surface of the roof.

For flat roofs, it’s possible to get an estimate of the roof’s square footage by measuring the exterior of the building where the roof ends. For sloped or angled roofs, it’s a little trickier and may require some math to work out the exact number (and you’ll also need to know details like the numerical slope of your roof). When in doubt, it’s best to let your roofing contractor calculate the exact size of your roof.

Roof material

Another major factor in roofing cost is the material. Depending on the type of shingles you choose, this can be a huge factor in the cost of roof installation. Not only will the direct cost of the materials impact the total, but the type of material may also require a different approach to installation, which can also have an effect on the overall labor and time cost.

There are other materials besides shingles to consider as well. Vents, underlayment, decking and more are often required for new roof installation, and the cost of the materials for these areas can vary as well. For example, synthetic underlayment is a higher quality product than felt, but it will also add to the overall cost since it’s a more expensive material.

Roof design

One of the hidden costs of roof installation may lie in the design of your roof. More complex designs require more labor and time, which can add to the overall cost of a roofing job. For example, a steep A-frame roof, or one with multiple dormers, may take more time to complete and may also require more materials than initially expected. Roofers sometimes refer to roofs like these as “cut-up,” meaning they have a construction design that is more complex than usual.

Whether you need new roof installation or roof repairs, it’s important to select a company well versed in many different types of services. When you need experienced, reliable roofing contractors who will be ready to handle any type of roofing job at an affordable price, contact Manada Roofing Inc. today. With 20 years of industry experience, we’re committed to completing your project efficiently and with the highest level of skill.