Three Things That Can Affect A Roofing Budget


There are many factors that can affect the cost of a new residential roof. The following are three main factors that can increase the cost of your new roof installation.

1. Contingencies

Before you receive a quote, any quality roofer will do a full inspection of both the outside of the roof and the underside. Even with a full inspection, there are sometimes contingencies that come up that simply couldn't be determined during the initial check. Examples include damaged roof trusses, hidden rot in the decking, or major damage that was hiding beneath the flashing around chimneys and other rooftop appliances.

It's important to have a bit of wiggle room in your budget so you can afford to fix any of these contingencies if they do come up once the top layer of shingles is torn off.

2. Material Choices

The material you choose for your roof will definitely affect the cost. For example, asphalt shingles come in varying options at different cost points. Designer colors, architectural shingles, or those with special coatings will cost more than the low end or mid-range options. If you hope to upgrade, make sure to leave room in your budget for it.

If you are going to switch materials completely, such as moving from an asphalt shingle style to a metal or tile roof, there may be additional costs to plan for. For example, tile roofs weigh more than asphalt, so you may need to have your supports and trusses shored up before the material can be installed.

3. Ventilation Improvements

An important aspect of the roof that is often overlooked is ventilation. Proper roof ventilation prevents moisture and condensation in the attic, prolongs the life of roofing materials, and helps lower your energy bills. Most homes have ventilation in the eaves and along the roof ridge. High peaked roofs may also feature gable end ventilation.

If your home is large or if it has a complicated roof design, the standard ventilation may not be sufficient. You may also need more ventilation if you have recently finished or otherwise altered your attic design. Installing additional ventilation will add on to the cost of your roof replacement, but in the long run, it will save you money on energy costs and future repairs. Further, your home will more easily maintain a comfortable temperature.

Contact a residential roofing service to learn more information about roofing details.


18 November 2020

choosing roofing that is beautiful and durable

One thing I never realized about roofing is what a difference it can make in the appearance of a home. The roofing on my home was more than 20 years old before we got around to replacing it. As we were working with our roofing contractor to choose the materials that we wanted to use, I learned quite a bit about the many, many options that we had to consider. Our blog will show you several of the options and provide you with facts about each type of material that you can use. Hopefully, what we have included here will help you choose the roofing that will look and perform the best on your home.