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4 Factors that Affect the Total Cost of a Roofing Project

The process of roof repair or replacement requires making several important decisions. Finding the right local roofing company is one of them. However, the scope of work, roofing materials and total cost are also three essential things to consider. But how do roofers price a new roof? Are there key factors that affect the overall cost of the planned roofing project?

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Here are the top four factors that can end up adding to your total roofing cost estimate:

1. Roof Size: Your roofing contractor needs to find the roofing square in order to determine the accurate measurement of your roof. This is based on square footage divided by the number of 100. One roofing square means 100 square feet. This is a key factor because most roofing materials are sold by the square and not the square foot.

2. Type of Existing Roof: Removing an entire roofing membrane takes a lot of time and intense labor. If you have multiple layers of asphalt shingles on your roof, it will add to the total charge of the service. Weight also plays a role in this because the heavier the material, the longer it will take for the roofers to dispose of it properly.

3. Type of New Roofing Material: There is a wide selection of roofing materials on the market today. Their prices will vary depending on aesthetic design, durability, and longevity.

4. Roofing Components: Many homeowners think that roof installations end with the outer layer of roof covering. An energy-efficient and strong roofing system requires more steps than that. These include the underlayment, ventilation and insulation. Even fasteners come in different levels of performance and manufacturing cost. All of these things will end up on the final receipt of your roof repair or replacement job.

Planning to give your exterior home a remodel? DryTech Roofing LLC is here to help you! We offer a wide range of exterior home improvement services, including roof replacement, fence building, and siding installation, to customers in Maryland. Call our team at (240) 491-5600 or fill out our contact form to start a conversation with one of our specialists.