Roof replacements are common throughout North America due to the varied climates and many aging buildings in larger metropolitan areas. If your home's roof is looking worse for wear and you have considered replacing it, then you are probably wondering how much this is going to set you back. A new roof isn't as expensive as many people think, often less than $20,000 and sometimes only a fraction of that. But there are several factors that will increase that price that you should know about before you start planning your funds, so here are three of the more important causes that will up the price.
Metal roofing is very easy to replace and this will significantly lower your price before you have even begun installing the new roof. Metal roofs also have a lower lifespan than most tiled roofs so you are more likely to be replacing them than the others. If you need to replace a tiled or concrete roof, you could be looking at double the cost to simply remove the original material before you get to lay down the new stuff. This is simply because it is a far more intricate procedure and the individual pieces are very heavy and hard to move.
Shape Of Roof
If you have a very normal roof that has a slight angle on all sides up to an apex that runs along the middle of your home, then you are in luck because those are the most simple to take apart and put back together. Any unusual off-shoots or different rooms that have a strange roof layout will add to the price for obvious reasons. If you are looking to get custom-made roofing, then these minor differences will jack up the price even more.
If you have, for example, roofing covering the top of a lot of your windows or little awnings here and there, then this will move the price needle up again. Jobs that are large, uniformed, and simple are the easiest to do. Whenever you need to customize something, you add more money to the price tag, though this is money well spent. For most Americans with normal roofs that fit the first mold, this is great news as they save a lot of money, but if you do end up needing something more complex, just be ready for it when the bill arrives!
Reach out to a professional for more information about roof replacement.