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.
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.
Your roof is your home’s main line of defense against extreme weather and temperatures. While roofs are meant to keep you protected during a storm, it can still get damaged from high winds, hail, or debris. However, signs of roof storm damage aren’t always apparent. This is why you should get an inspection from professional roofing contractors following a weather event.
Here are steps you should take if your roof suffers from storm damage.
Make sure that the weather has cleared, and it’s safe to go outside before inspecting your home’s exterior. Beware of possible hazards on or near your roof even if the conditions are clear. While waiting for your roofer, walk around your property, and look for fallen trees or debris, loose or damaged shingles, and ice dams if you recently experienced a winter storm.
Check for Signs of Water Damage
When left unaddressed, water damage and leaks can cause mold growth, which can be harmful to your home’s structure and family’s health. Check your gutters for clogging and water buildup. When your gutters are clogged, water won’t be directed properly away from your home, which can cause water damage. See if the paint on the exterior and exterior walls is peeling, cracking, or bubbling. Excessive moisture can also cause the shingles on your roof to crack, curl and break.
If you notice these signs, make sure to immediately contact a roofing contractor. Never attempt to repair your roof on your own. Roof replacement and repairs are best handled by professionals. It can be dangerous to climb on a roof, especially after a storm.
Know What Your Insurance Policy Covers
Homeowners’ insurance usually covers roof damage due to situations outside of a homeowner’s control like storms. When filing an insurance claim, you must document any damage that occurred on your home because of the storm. To confirm what your policy does and doesn’t cover, contact your insurance provider. It’s also important to work with a roofer with experience in storm damage claims.
Stonebridge Roofing, Waterproofing, and Exteriors is one of the best roofing companies in the area. We’ll document the damage with photos and help you with the paperwork for filing your claim. We can also be there during your appointment with your adjusters to ensure they see the same damage that we found. Call us at (904) 262-6636, or fill out our contact form to get a free quote.