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Do You Need To Have Your Roof Replaced? Three Reasons Why Your New Roof May Vary In Price From A Neighbor's Roof

by Erik Evans

If you need a new roof installed on your home and your neighbors have recently had a roof installed, you may ask them how much their roof replacement ran them. However, this should give you a ballpark idea as to how much a new roof will cost. This is because there are many factors that affect the price you are quoted for a roof. Here are three of the key reasons the price you are quoted for roof replacement may vary from the price your neighbors paid to have their roof replaced. 

The Type of Roofing Materials That Are Used

One of the key reasons why two homes with similar size roofs may receive two different quotes for roof replacement is that the roofing materials that they are considering using vary in price. You have a wide number of options to select from when having a new roof installed, including asphalt shingles, ceramic tiles, and metal panels. Different roofing materials cost different amounts and need to be installed differently. As such, your new roof price can vary drastically based on the type of roofing materials that you select for your new roof. 

The Extent of Damage to Your Roof

Another reason why your roof replacement may cost more or less than a neighbor's new roof is that the extent of damage done to your roof may vary. When most people think of roofs, they think of the outermost layer. However, residential roofs are generally composed of different layers of roofing materials. If water has leaked through your roof, you may need more layers repaired or replaced, which affects the overall price of your roof. The more layers that need to be replaced, the more costly and time-consuming your roof replacement process will be. 

The Clean-Up and Haul-Off Process

The final reason why your roof may vary in price from a neighbors is that different roofing companies handle the clean-up and haul-off process differently. In some cases, a roofing company may leave it up to you to haul the materials off. You may need to rent a dumpster to dispose of the items. You will then clean up your space, which can help you to save money. Other companies handle the entire clean-up and haul-off process, but they charge you for this convenience. 

If your roof is at the end of its lifespan, now is the perfect time to have the roof replaced. Contact a roof replacement company to have your current roof inspected and to get an estimate on a new roof.