There are many factors that come into play in relation to the cost of your roof. One of the main factors will be based on where you live. Prices will vary depending on this fact alone. Obviously, we understand the importance of getting an affordable roof for your home or business. We will do our best to give you some ideas on things to consider when it comes to the price of your roof.
When you have a roofer come to your home or business there are many things they take into consideration when providing you a written quote.
- How many layers of roof do you have on the structure currently? If there is more than one layer, it will cost more to remove the roof.
- Will there need to be wood replaced under the current roof. At times a roofing contractor will have an idea of this but they will not fully know the damage until they remove the existing roof.
- Do you have skylights, a chimney or other structures to the roof? If so this can be an added cost as well.
- How big is your home? This is an obvious added cost factor.
- What type of roof are you putting on?
As you can see there are several factors to take into consideration when it comes to the cost of your roof. This is the reason it is important to get a written estimate done on your home or office building. This will give you a good idea of exactly what you can expect when it comes to a new roof.
Remember, we always recommend avoiding the cheapest bid you have gotten. If it ends up being several thousand dollars cheaper than the other bids, proceed with caution. These types of individuals are often not licensed or insured and they will use multiple shortcuts when putting on your new roof. The few thousand you save will vanish when you have to hire a licensed roofer to come fix everything that was done wrong. In most cases, you will end up having to have a new roof put on.
You will also want to make sure you make use of quality materials. Obviously, this will cost you more but you will have a much better quality roof to service you for many years. Cheaper materials will fail much faster and in the end, they are not worth it. Higher quality materials will also have a much long warranty on the product.
When talking with your roofer you will want to discuss the various types of roofs you can put on. In many cases they will be able to give you recommendations to save money on your homeowners insurance with new roofing technology. You might also consider upgrading your roof from shingles to a metal roof for added savings. In addition, an upgraded roof will also add value to your home.
Remember, you want an affordable roof but not a cheap roof. There is a big difference there and the results will show in the quality of the work. Be sure to get a few quotes to help you make the best decision possible. If you are considering a new roof, give us a call today here at Galaxy Roofers and we will help guide you through the process. Once done we will give you a written estimate on what it will cost you to put a new roof on.