When you’re having a roof replacement project conducted for your home, it’s highly recommended that you ask for a detailed breakdown of the costs. That way, you can properly budget your funds and you can also determine if your contractor is being honest with you. Before you dive right in, however, it’s in your best interest to know what exactly the factors are that can affect your roofing project’s overall cost.
Depending on the materials you choose for your roofing project, the overall cost of your roof replacement may vary. This is because some materials require special equipment to be installed while some may also need extra components in order to adhere properly to your roof deck. Some shingles, meanwhile, may just be pricey in general because they can offer your home better value.
According to roof repair professionals, most of the costs associated with your roofing project goes to labor. In fact, if you have skylights and chimneys, the labor costs of your project may increase and payroll taxes and workmen’s compensation are a part of the labor costs as well.
Some homeowners debate with themselves whether or not they should have the old roof torn off before installing the new shingles or simply settling for an overlay. The reason for this is because while a roof tear-off is more beneficial to the new roof, in the long run, doing so can add to the project’s overall labor costs. Disposal fees are also included in this as mandated by the EPA.
Believe it or not, miscellaneous fees such as liability insurance, vehicle and equipment maintenance, building permits, and taxes can also affect your project’s overall costs.
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