Out of all the home repairs you’ll have to make as a homeowner, roof replacements can seem like the most daunting of them all. Roof issues shouldn’t be put off or ignored. A damaged roof requires immediate attention to prevent an even bigger problem. However, many homeowners make the mistake of putting off roof repairs because they’re worried about the cost. So how much does it cost to replace a roof? This is a tough question to answer, since there are many factors that influence the cost of your roof.
Read on to learn more about factors that may impact cost and some payment options—and reach out to Homewerx to get a roof replacement quote today!
Factors Influencing Costs
Among other factors, the cost of replacing a roof depends on what type of damage is done to it, the kind of materials used to build the home, code requirements and even the location of your home. Use this guide to help you get a better idea of how much you’re looking at for a roof replacement.
Repair Vs. Replacement
Before diving into a total roof replacement, make sure that your issue can’t be addressed with a repair. When performing a roof inspection, look for things like missing shingles, damaged gutters and even pests around your soffits. These can be replaced for a relatively low cost. If you’re not sure what to look for, give us a call. We’ll be happy to provide a roof inspection to help you understand what’s going on.
While smaller repairs can save you money, if you’re reaching the end of your roof’s life (usually 20-25 years) or you have extensive damage, it’s probably time for a brand new roof. A full roof replacement is an excellent way to give your home added protection and boost its curb appeal.
Costs Based On Roof Type
The cost of your new roof will depend largely on the type of roof you want. Here are the most common types of roofing materials. Asphalt shingles are the least expensive option to replace your roof. Tile and Metal roofs can be as much as 2-3 times the cost of an asphalt shingle roof.
Asphalt is one of the most common roofing materials in the country. Asphalt shingles are light and relatively easy to install. This type of roof is usually the most economical to fix, depending on the size and steepness of the roof.
Tile roofs can be a work of art in themselves. The tiles are usually easy to replace and can even be customized in different colors, shapes, and patterns. Of course, customizing the tiles can increase the price.
There are different types of metal roofs, and they’re a popular option for homeowners who plan to stay in their home for the long term. Steel is the least expensive option for metal roofs, followed by aluminum and copper.
Other Factors To Consider
Of course, every roof is different, and how much it costs to replace a roof will be based on the slope, the cost of labor, and any other issues you run into during the process. When you’re putting your budget together to replace your roof, consider these factors:
The Slope Of Your Roof
Roofers have a technical strategy to determine the slope of a roof. Of course, the steeper the roof, the more difficult the job. The steepest roof has a pitch of 6/12 and is considered unwalkable. This type of roof will be more time sensitive and require more accommodations to do correctly. Most residential roofs range from 4/12 to 9/12. Roofs that exceed the 9/12 mark are considered steep slope roofs.
Size Of Your Roof
The size of your roof is different than the interior square footage of your home. Roofs are measured by the square which is a 10ft by 10ft area. If you have bay windows, dormers or other architectural features on your roof, those will need special attention and can impact the total cost to replace as well.
Types Of Roofing Materials
As discussed earlier, the kind of roof you have and the materials you’re using to replace it play a significant part in the final cost of roof replacement. When discarding the existing roof, the heavier the materials and the time it takes to dispose of it will be a major factor in labor costs.
If your roof is difficult to get to, your roofers will need additional equipment to access the roof. The harder it is for the roofers to get to the roof, get rid of the existing roof and bring in the new materials, the higher your total cost is going to be.
Financing Options With Homewerx
When putting together the plan for your new roof, figuring out how you’re going to pay for it is a significant part of the process. At Homewerx, we understand this can be a challenge for some and have some flexible financing options:
We take cash, check, and credit cards (with 3% surcharge) but we also offer excellent financing options through Service Finance (with payments as low as $100 with approved credit). We also have the option to use Wells Fargo Home Projects, which is a revolving line of credit through Wells Fargo that can be used for a variety of different projects around the home.
When it comes to financing, we are happy to help you with the application process, and the credit terms are chosen for each project. Our Wells Fargo financing plans allow you to finance multiple home improvements under the same loan!
Homewerx Is Your Charleston, SC Roof Replacement Expert
Homeowners usually aren’t excited about replacing their roof, as it can be a time-consuming and sometimes costly expense. However, taking care of your roof and being proactive about maintenance can save you money in the long run. Homewerx is a leading residential roofing contractor in Charleston, SC. We can assist you in figuring out if a repair or replacement is right for you and provide a detailed quote for your project. Call us at 843-270-2050 or click ‘Get a Quote’ below to schedule a one-one-consultation to discuss your roof repair or replacement plan.