What Goes Into Your New Roof’s Overall Cost

What Goes Into Your New Roof’s Overall Cost

Since an emergency roof repair and replacement can cost you a significant amount, as the homeowner, it’s understandable if you want to know what exactly goes into your new roof’s overall price. While there might be additional costs associated with your roof, there are some common components that make up the majority of the budget.


Of course, one of the contributing factors to your roof’s overall cost is the materials. These include the shingles, felt, all metals, ridge cap, starter course, fasteners, paint silicone, and even the roof vent. Depending on the quality of these materials, the price of your new roof may vary as a result.


Apart from the materials, you’ll also be paying for the work that you will be doing to install your roof. According to professionals, the more complex your new roof’s installation is, the higher your labor costs will be. Apart from the installation itself, the tear-off of your old roof is included in the labor costs as well. On the other hand, if your new roof requires the installation of a hard decking, the price will also include the delivery and installation.

Miscellaneous Expenses

Finally, miscellaneous expenses, such as liability insurance, vehicle, and equipment maintenance, building permits, gas, and more are also included in your roof replacement project’s overall cost.

Why Are Estimates Sometimes Different?

When you’re talking to different contractors, you may have noticed that the estimates they give you differ from one another. There are actually various reasons why this is. For instance, the roofing company you’re talking to may be underbidding because they’re new to the industry and are still looking to build up a client base, causing them to offer deals to homeowners. Alternatively, the contractor may not also have an office of their own, allowing them to charge less for the job because there is less overhead. Make your search for experts easier by turning to Stonebridge Roofing, Waterproofing, and Exteriors. Give us a call at (904) 262-6636, or fill out our contact form to get a FREE quote.

The 3 Defining Features of the American Craftsman Home

The 3 Defining Features of the American Craftsman Home

The Craftsman-style home is still the most popular house style in the country. Although newer ones built today have more variations than their predecessors, it still evokes that atmosphere of American suburbia due to their simple yet charming aesthetics.

But what exactly makes a Craftsman-style home tick? Stonebridge Roofing, Waterproofing, and Exteriors, your roof repair and siding experts, share the key features of the American Craftsman home.

1. Low-Pitched Roofs

Both classic and newer Craftsman-style homes boast low-pitched roofs, with the most common being the gable style. The house covering’s modest aesthetics is widely considered a hallmark of the 1890s ‘revolution’ against the ornate Victorian style that dominated the day. Compared to the latter, these low-pitched roofs have a simple and sleek design that (for many homeowners) is more welcoming than an intricate and often imposing-looking roof.

2. Charming Woodwork

Another defining trait of craftsman-style homes is the intricate woodwork that makes its exterior aesthetic. These range from handmade details and figures that serve as decor to the wooden covering that surrounds the house’s exterior.

Wooden cladding and siding today is a fairly rare things since there are better materials for home exterior waterproofing. You can still achieve a classic Craftsman look with alternative materials like vinyl and engineered wood. The former can be manufactured to look just like wood without its weaknesses, while the latter is a more durable composite material that’s more resilient than simple wooden planks.

3. Windows with Eaves

Finally, Craftsman-style homes are well-known for their large windows with overhanging eaves. The most commonly used styles are double hung and casement, although newer ones tend to have varying styles in one home ranging from picture to both bay and bow windows. The key trait here is the eaves which is another defining feature that separates it from the old Victorian-style model house.

At Stonebridge Roofing, Waterproofing and Exteriors, we are experts at home exterior renovations. Whether you need a new gable roof installed or are looking for attractive but resilient siding for your Craftsman home, our state-certified construction professionals will make sure your project is done right every time. 

Get in touch with us at (904) 262-6636 to learn more about our roofing, siding, and window services. We are roof repair experts serving homeowners throughout Jacksonville.

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