While there might be an average roof repair cost, there are several factors that will change that cost.
They can bring those costs up or down. And that’s not good or bad. It really just depends on what you need.
It’s important to know what factors change your costs so that you know what your roofing pro is talking about when they give you a repair quote.
You can also make educated decisions on whether some things are worth the money or not.
Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re budgeting for your roof repairs.
The Kind Of Roof You Have
What kind of roof you have can factor in repair costs. For example, the higher the pitch of your roof, the more work it is and the more tools and time it requires, which amounts to more money. Whereas if you have an average or even flat roof, it will be less.
Roofing materials can also increase/decrease roof repairs. Your least expensive option will almost always be asphalt. Metal and slate materials tend to be the most expensive.
If you have a chimney or skylights (or other unique characters on your roof) they can also increase the cost of your roof repair. They may need repairs or replacement so they should always be a part of the inspection. Even if they don’t need repairs, they are still objects to be worked around and can increase your costs by around $200-500.
How Many Repairs Need To Be Made
Generally, repairs are charged based on square feet of the roof. And they usually break that down into squares that are 10 feet in surface area.
If the damage is extensive, such as deep water damage, rot, etc., you’ll most likely need to pay more for repairs.
Repairing water damage may be expensive, but it will save you a ton of money in the future by fixing it now.
Depending on where you live, getting your roof inspected once or twice a year is recommended. Like anything, consistent inspections keep little issues from becoming big issues and can save you a lot of money here in the future.
The Type Of Roof Repair Permits Needed
Different cities or towns have different requirements for permits and repairs.
There may just be a flat rate for repair permits, or it may fluctuate based on your home’s size. You may need more permits if you live in an area impacted by hurricanes.
All of these things can add up to big changes depending on your location.
Get your roof inspected soon.
Get your roof repair soon if you need to.
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