July 4, 2017 by

The cost for a new roof can vary drastically based on a number of different factors. A simple, three-tab asphalt shingle roof on a relatively small home might cost a few thousand dollars. A top-of-the-line slate roof on a larger home can cost tens of thousands. If you’re wondering what you’ll end up paying for a new roof, consider the following factors

Roofing materials

Not surprisingly, which material you go with is one of the biggest factors that determine price. Asphalt shingles are the most affordable. Wood shakes can cost 2-3 times the cost and metal is usually a little more expensive than that. Tile and slate tend to be the most expensive materials.

Roof size

Roof size is the second of the two biggest determining factors of roof cost. Roof materials are ordered in squares. One roofing square is 100 square feet, or one ten-foot-by-ten-foot section. If you have an estimated cost per square for the material and an estimated number of squares you need, then you have a pretty good idea of what you’ll be paying for the materials.

Roof slope and architectural features

Roofs with a steeper slope or complex architectural features present more of a challenge for roofers so the cost of the installation itself may be higher.

Roof removal

The cost of labor to remove and dispose of the existing roof before installation is factored into the cost of a roof. If the existing roof is in good condition and the roof deck can support the weight, some homeowners choose to install the new roof over the existing one to save money.

Get a free estimate

Of course, the best way to get an accurate estimate is to get one for free from a Spokane roofing company. They’ll take all of these factors into consideration as well as a few others and provide you with a written estimate at no cost.

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