Roofing materials and components pretty much have similar costs across manufacturers. So, why do different roofing companies provide different cost estimates for the same job? There are many factors that determine why a project is valued at a particular price by competing contractors.
Types of Roofing Materials
A wood shake roof typically costs more than traditional asphalt shingles. Metal roofs require specialized training and equipment before they can be installed. Concrete tiles trade price for longevity, efficiency and durability. The type of roofing material you choose for your roof replacement is the number one driving factor for different cost estimates. Your contractor will usually make recommendations about what they believe is the best material for your home, but ultimately the decision is yours, and this can greatly affect the total cost of your project.
Roof Size, Pitch and Specifications
Contractors use “squares” to measure the area of a roof. One square is equivalent to 100 square feet. During an initial consultation, your contractor will measure the total surface area and divide it by 100 to get a measurement in squares. It makes sense, therefore, that bigger roofs will cost more than smaller ones. The slope of your roof affects the complexity of a roofing job. Roofing systems with a higher pitch will require more time and labor to finish, driving up the total costs.
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