Not all roofs need to be replaced, repairing an existing roof when done correctly can save you thousands!
We offer a reliable and guaranteed service department to help you save money and extend the life of your current roof. Our expert repair technicians can correct your roof problem, or possibly extend the life of your roof by maintaining your current roof systems.
In addition, the difference between repairs and replacements can be a considerable expense. Depending on the type of roof, the season you require replacement or repairs, and many other factors, estimates will vary. So what factors influence your roof repair estimate?
There are many different types of roof, even if we only consider residential roofs. From flat roof, gabled roofs, mansard roofs, and hipped roofs there are a wide variety of types. Your roof may also be constructed of a wide range of materials including asphalt shingle, metal, or tile. Depending on the type of roof and the materials involved, the cost of a roofing repair can vary.
As with any construction or renovation job, local authorities will require permits. As such, where you live can even have an impact on the cost of your repair or replacement. Permits are sometimes based on a flat rate in your region, or may be contingent on the size or value of your home.
Obviously a minor repair is going to cost considerably less than a replacement. In fact, the size of repair and the size of your roof are among the biggest factors that influence your repair estimate. Generally repairs and replacements are based on square footage, so a smaller roof’s repairs will cost less than a larger roof’s repairs.
Another factor that will influence the estimate for your roofing repair is the extent of damage. A minor leak that is limited to one area of your roof is easier and less costly to fix. Similarly, if there is minor damage around roofing fixtures that can be easily repaired, your roofing estimate will be more conservative. If however you have extensive water damage, the structure of your roof may be compromised. We may not be able to simply patch the leak and leave it at that. Instead, major construction may be required as water damage may have affected a larger area than you realize. In order to protect your home, family, and belongings, all water damaged material must be removed and replaced.
Generally speaking, more fixtures on your roof are associated with higher repair costs. Chimneys, skylights, and other fixtures will complicate a repair, especially if these fixtures themselves need replacement or repair.
As you can easily see, there are many factors that will influence the cost of roofing repair or replacement. That being said, estimates will vary depending on the features of your roof.