Roofing Cost Factors
There are a lot of factors that you need to keep in mind when it comes to determining replacement roof costs. Two of the biggest ones include labor and materials. When you contact Peak Roofing & Construction in the DFW and Austin, TX areas, we’ll send an expert to your home who can provide you with a detailed inspection of how much you can expect to pay when the time comes to get a new roof.
Determining Labor Costs
The labor component of replacement roof costs is critical and chiefly made up of the following:
- The number of layers of shingles or flat material used on your current roof
- The type of material used on the roof, such as wood shingles, special decking under composite materials, etc.
- The number of stories that comprise your home
- The pitch of the roof
Determining the Cost of Materials
As important as labor is when figuring out replacement roof costs, material cost is an even bigger factor. There are a great many different kinds of roofing products used in the industry. For example, many residential roofs are made up of different types of composite shingles with different weights and thicknesses. The least expensive type of shingle is 3-tab asphalt, while Class 4 asphalt shingles are much thicker. As a result, Class 4 shingles cost more; there are many insurance carriers that will provide discounts of up to 30 percent off your annual insurance premium if you have them installed.
In addition to typical and standard asphalt shingles, you also need to take into account other products when it comes to calculating the materials component of your replacement roof costs. These include high-end and specialized products, such as standing seam metal roofs, stone-coated metal, and slate and tile products.
If you want these types of materials on your home, you’ll need to make sure you hire a specialized installer who has unique workmanship skills. As a result, these products will typically be two or three times more expensive to install than normal asphalt shingles, when you consider both labor and material costs.
Commercial Roofing Costs
The same factors used to determine residential replacement roof costs are used to determine commercial costs as well. Because commercial installers have more training and specialization, they typically charge twice as much as residential installers.
Material costs for commercial businesses vary, of course, depending on the use of products such as Cool Roofing coating systems, EPDM, modified bitumen, and TPO/PVC. Not only do the costs vary based on the thickness of these different products, they also vary regarding the types of warranty guarantees that are offered. The trend in the last five years has been away from typical materials such as tar and gravel, EPDM, and modified bitumen to more energy-efficient TPO and cool coating systems.
Whether you are trying to determine replacement roof costs for a residential or commercial installation, the professionals with Peak Roofing & Constructions are ready to help. We’ll perform a thorough analysis of your needs and provide a detailed inspection so you’ll know what to expect. Call us at 972-335-7325 (Dallas-Fort Worth), 512-415-6888 (Austin), or contact us online to schedule an appointment.