Roof repair can be an expensive and time-consuming process, depending on the scope of restoration required. Avoid roofing contractors who issue quotes without first assessing the damage from both inside and outside your house. Roof repair costs can vary widely depending on a number of parameters.
1. The Age of Your Roof
The age of your roof will determine how easy it will be to match the existing material. The largest variant in pricing a roof repair project is often the materials on your roof. Sometimes, you may be able to match the brand, style, or product line of the existing shingles. However, sometimes those shingles may not be in production anymore and you’ll have to use a different style or do a full roofing replacement.
2. What Needs Repairs
There are various different aspects of the roof which may require repairs and they will affect the cost of the whole project. Chimneys, skylights, and other unique rooftop elements can significantly raise the cost of your roof repair job. They may require repair or replacement to effectively seal leaks and restore the integrity of your roof. If your roof’s underlayment is damaged and requires repair, the cost of the project can significantly increase.
3. The Scope of Repair
Different amounts of materials used on your roof can change the overall cost of the repair. The size of the repair is generally determined by the square footage of the roof. Typically, a square is a 10-foot-square area. Since shingles are sold by the square, your roofer will charge you for a square even if the repair is less than 10 feet. However, the roofer should give you leftover materials just in case your roof will need to be repaired again.
4. The Timing of Repair
The timing of each of these things can also fluctuate, causing the cost of labor to change. Spring and early summer are generally favorable times to have your roof repaired or replaced. It is a slower time of the year for roofing contractors, and material and labor costs tend to be lower during these times. If you have to repair your roof during peak months, the cost will be generally high.
5. The Roofing Contractor’s Experience
It goes without saying if a roofer is experienced and has superior customer service, you may have to pay a bit more. However, it is true you get what you pay for! More importantly, working with a local, trusted roofer with massive experience with roof repairs will give you peace of mind knowing you are paying a fair price and getting perfect work and service. Contact Exteriors Plus in the Akron, Canton and Cleveland areas for all your roof repair and roofing replacement needs.