Roof Cost and Financing 101

A new roof is a significant financial investment. Roof costs and financing can vary depending on several factors unique to your home. Read about factors that affect the total price of a new roof project.

There are a lot of factors that go into estimating the cost of a new roof cost and financing: the size and pitch of your roof, the location of your home, and the roofing materials you select are essential factors that will influence the cost of your roof replacement.

How pros calculate an estimate for a roof replacement

Roof square footage – Contractors will get most roof measurements digitally, using satellite images or drones. It should include facets, pitch, eaves, rakes, and more.

The Condition of Roof – The contractor may get on your roof to check the condition of the shingles and other parts of the roof to figure out the size of the project.

Recommended roof materials – Your contractor will outline the materials you need for your roof replacement, including shingles, ventilation products, and underlayment. The cost of products varies depending on the materials you choose.

Warranty options – Eligible warranties may vary depending on the different products getting installed, as well as the certification of the contractor installing them. It’s always a good idea to learn about all of your warranty options. 

Calculate labor costs –  Your contractor will add in labor costs and any fees that could apply for services such as permitting and disposal.

Avoid hidden roof replacement costs.

Being a smart consumer for a home project such as a roof replacement pays off. Be sure that you understand all the project costs before accepting an estimate. 

Choose a trusted contractor – A reliable contractor will readily answer any questions about your roof replacement. They will work with you to recommend the best roofing materials for your home and budget.

Look for a cost breakdown – You should know what to expect for the money you’re spending. Your contractor should be able to provide an itemized cost breakdown as part of your estimate and give answers to any questions you have.

Missing warranty information – Your contractor should be able to give you a full, clear explanation of available warranties and coverage, and the information should reflect your estimated cost.

Ask about clean-up costs – The charge to remove old roofing material and clean the work area during and after installation should be part of your estimate, not a surprise cost showing up later. A reliable contractor will provide you with a charge.

Be wary if the estimate looks too good to be true – Because if it does, it probably is. Be sure your cost estimate isn’t missing any roofing materials or expenses. A low cost is not always the best choice.

Your Search for Roofing Replacement Contractors

Hopefully, you’ll be able to confidently begin your search online, through local listings, or by asking your friends and neighbors for recommendations. We hope you will contact us about any further roof costs and financing questions. Reach out to us for a free roofing quote on your next project.

John Hogan Roofing