It can be a very time-consuming and expensive process to repair a roof, depending on how much restoration is needed. Don’t allow a roofing League City TX contractor to provide you with a quote until they have assessed the roof for damage from both the outside and inside of your house.
1. Roof type
The kind of roof on your house will have a significant influence on repair costs. Roofs may be sloped or flat, low or high pitch, singled or metal – or something even more unique. The cost of roofing materials can vary greatly between different types of roofs, with some requiring more materials and labor than others.
Asphalt shingles are the least expensive option and cost around $120 per 100 square feet. Slate shingles, on the other hand, cost $800 to $1,000 per 100 square feet. Materials for a metal roof can cost up to $1,500 per 100 square feet.
2. Roof repair permits
The town or city that you live in might also affect how much your roofing repair costs are. The roofing League City TX contractor might have to get permits for the repairs. The permit might cost a certain flat rate in your local area or it might be based on the value or size of your home.
In areas near the coast, there may be a separate permit for protecting your house against tropical storms and hurricanes. Hurricane straps and bracing, which might be required in those areas, can add another couple hundred dollars to your final repair cost. For example, a roof permit for a 1,350 square-foot house may cost $140 to $400 depending on your location.
3. Scope of your roof repairs
One of the largest determining factors on your much your roof repairs will cost is the size of your repair. Generally, roof contractors determine a per square foot price based on the size of the roof. A square, in roofing terms, is a 10-foot square area. Suppliers sell shingles by the square, so even if your repair was less than 10 feet, you will still be charged for one square most likely. However, the contractor should give you any leftover materials just in case your roof has to be repaired again.
4. Existing water damage
A home’s structure can be quickly damaged by water. This kind of damage might not be obvious until shingles have been removed by the roofer and the decking underneath is inspected. It can be expensive to repair water damage and could increase your final cost. However, it should not be overlooked since it could result in your house needing a complete roof replacement.
5. Skylights and chimney
Skylights and chimney, along with other unique elements on the rooftop can increase your roofing repair job as well. They might have to replaced and you should have your roof check them for leaks or damage while he is assessing your shingles.
Even if those elements do not need to be replaced your roofer will have to work around them and that can increase the labor costs. If the flashing around the skylight needs to be fixed, you can expect to have to pay an additional $300 to $500. If the flashing surrounding the chimney needs to be repaired it will cost $200 to $500.
Make sure to obtain roof repair quotes from several roofing League City TX contractors at least before making a hiring decision. The estimates can vary significantly between different roofing companies. If an estimate seems very low be cautious since it could mean the roofer is not operating lawfully.
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