Roof Repair 101: Understanding The Factors Affecting Cost
While most people fully expect a roof replacement to be a costly undertaking, many don't have any concept of the costs associated with repairs. Without any prior experience in roofing repairs, it makes sense that you wouldn't really understand the costs associated with the work. Before you call for a quote from your local roofing repair contractor, it's important to understand the fundamentals of a roof repair quote. Here's a look at some of the factors that will affect how much it costs to repair your roof.
The Type Of Roof
One thing that many homeowners don't think about is the fact that the type of roof you have directly affects how easily it can be repaired and how safe it is to do that work. If you have a roof with a steep slope, that's going to be more costly to repair because your roofing contractor will likely have to bring scaffolding or something similar for stability and safety.
Additionally, certain types of roofs may require more materials and work than others when it comes to repairs. Those roofs will cost more to repair than a roof that doesn't require as much material or as complex labor.
The Type Of Repair
Another factor in the cost of your roofing repairs will be the type of repair that needs to be done. Depending on the severity of the damage, the size of the area affected, and how much additional damage has been done, your costs will vary. That's why most roofing contractors will come out and do a direct assessment before providing you with a repair quote.
Any Additional Elements In The Way
You may also find that the cost of your roofing repair could be affected by the presence of any other obstructions in the area of the repair. Any obstructions, such as a chimney, vent pipe, skylight, or other fixture, could increase the cost of your repairs because your roofing contractor will need to spend extra time, attention, and materials ensuring that the repair doesn't jeopardize these components.
Existing Water Damage
Finally, if the damage to the roof has allowed any water penetration beneath the roofing surface and into the underlayment, insulation, or other components, you'll find that there's an increase in the expenses for your roof repair. The more work involved in the repair, and the more extensive the damage, the more it will cost to have the repairs done.
Talk with your roof repair contractor about the damage to your roof to find out how much you can expect the repairs to cost.