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Eventually, even the strongest roof needs to be replaced. Many factors are involved in determining the cost of a roof replacement. Take a few minutes to learn more about how roofing professionals generate estimates for labor and materials. 

How are Roof Replacement Costs Calculated?

Roofers will need to inspect the home thoroughly and take measurements to create an accurate cost estimate for roof replacement. Everything from the size of the home, roof condition, and complexity of the work involved all play a role. Here are some of the main contributors influencing roof replacement costs:

Height of House: Homes with multiple stories are more challenging to work on, potentially increasing labor costs.

Square Footage of Roof: Roofers will calculate the total square footage of the roof to determine the materials needed and labor required for replacement. Broader ranch-style homes can easily cost more than some two-story homes.

Pitch: The angle of a roof’s pitch also contributes to roof replacement costs. The safety of workers is paramount, and professionals will need to work more slowly on a steeper roof surface.

Removing the Old Layers: Before contractors can proceed with the project, they will need to remove one or more layers from the existing roof. Any damage or deterioration beneath the shingles can undermine the integrity of the new roof.

Type of Roofing Material: The cost of roofing materials fluctuates depending on the quality, quantity, and manufacturer. Expect to pay more for metal, ceramic tiles, or more stylized shingles.

Repairing or Replacing Decking: Once the old roof is torn off, roofers may find they need to perform repairs to the decking or replace damaged sections before roof replacement can begin. 

What Else can Impact the Cost of a Roof Replacement?

Some design features like skylights or a roof with multiple peaks and valleys will take longer to work on, increasing costs. Your roofer may recommend replacing damaged gutters as well, along with any other aspects of the roof that are in disrepair. To save on repair costs in the future, consider exploring any roof maintenance programs your contractor offers. If it’s time to invest in roof replacement for your Central Florida home, rely on Alan’s Roofing for quality service and superior craftsmanship. With over 30 years of combined industry experience, our team is committed to helping homeowners address all their roofing concerns. Call us to get started on your roof replacement today!