Roofing projects vary in size and nature, so estimates and actual costs will normally differ from one job to another. But to give you a better look at how expenses are determined for every roofing job, roof repair expert Austin Pro Siding, Windows & Roofing discusses the top considerations that affect roofing costs.
Type of Roof Being Removed
The type of roof and the number of layers to be removed usually dictate the amount of time a roof tear-off would be completed. Moreover, these things also indicate the amount of labor needed as well as the dump charges for disposing of the roofing material. Construction waste disposal is usually determined by the weight — heavier material costs more since it requires more time and effort to be removed.
Roof Size and Pitch
Roof replacement companies also consider the roof size and the roof pitch. They take an accurate measurement of the roof based on square footage and divide this number by 100 — which then results in a roofing square. The pitch or slope of the roof is also another essential measurement because it also contributes to the safety and labor requirements of the job. For example, steep roofs (which are measured to be more than 6:12 pitch) are generally not walkable, so they require greater staging, safety and labor in order to be installed properly.
Of course, roofing materials come in a range of prices. Some are more affordable, while others come at premium pricing. Asphalt shingles are usually the entry-level option when it comes to budget. Meanwhile, concrete and clay tile are considered mid-range in terms of cost, and higher range roofing products include wood shake and traditional slate.
Austin Pro Siding, Windows & Roofing is one of the most reputable asphalt roofing contractors in the area. We have over a decade of experience in various roofing projects, so you can count on us to deliver quality results. Call us at (512) 550-0000 (Austin) or (210) 906-0046 (San Antonio) or fill out our contact form to request an appointment.