A roof replacement is an important investment that will help boost your home’s aesthetics and functionality. However, be aware that this major home improvement project doesn’t have a fixed price tag. The cost of replacing your old, worn-out roof varies depending on several factors. Evaluating each of them can help you get a sense of the potential final price.
The Condition of the Roof Deck
Most roof replacement projects involve peeling the old roof material off the deck and applying a new one over it. The roof deck can be kept as it is if it is in good condition; otherwise, it will have to be replaced, as well. This, in turn, increases the cost of the entire project. Remember that unplanned repairs are often not included in the final quote, which is why you must set aside a contingency fund that is 20% of the total price.Code Requirements
Roof installation costs are also dependent on safety and building codes, as well as state, city, or county codes. Roofing contractors like us make sure to carry out services while following the requirements set forth by governing bodies.Roof Protrusions
Replacing your roof may cost more if it has exhaust pipes, chimneys, dormers, and skylights. Flashing is required around these roof components to protect your roof from moisture problems and this could mean more material requirements.Choosing Between Various Roofing Types
Every roofing material available in the market differs in terms of cost. Premium products often cost more, but if you want a certain look while achieving savings, consider those that imitate other roofing materials. For instance, GAF’s Glenwood® shingles offer an authentic wood-shake look. Slateline®, from the same manufacturer, has the appearance of traditional slate at only a fraction of the cost.
For your roofing and siding needs, turn to Lexington Blue™. We help you understand all your options and make recommendations based on what we find. Our inspectors never recommend a roof replacement when it isn’t necessary.
Call us today at (859) 368-6346 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free inspection and estimate. We serve residents of Georgetown, KY, and the surrounding areas.