When the roof of a home starts to show signs of physical wear and tear such as buckling, bare spots or curling, it is definitely time for a homeowner to decide if a repair or replacement is necessary. Typically, most homeowners are cost conscious and want to follow a budget that keeps the cost for fixing a roof down to a minimum. When considering repair or replacement of a roof, a homeowner has to take a number of factors into consideration.
While completing a roof repair on one's own may be possible, a professional Houston roofing contractor has experience, a bounty of trustworthy repair techniques and knowledge surrounding the latest materials that are cost efficient. Of course, turning to a professional for help will cost some extra money, but an expert roofer will be able to expedite the process of roof replacement or repair.
A professional roofing company will typically charge per "square" when working on a roof. A square is usually a 10x10 foot area of space. On average, a home will have a roof that contains 20 to 26 of these squares.
A licensed roofing contractor will need to remove shingles during a project. This procedure requires labor, time and a receptacle in which to dump old material. This aspect of a roof repair or replacement usually costs homeowners around $120 to $150 for each 10x10 foot area where existing roof removal is necessary.
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If a roof has more than one layer of shingles, this cost will increase. In addition, dumping fees are added into the final equation, as roofing experts must properly dispose of any existing old shingles, underlayment or rotten decking.
When it comes time to install a new roof, most of the cost will depend on the quality of the roofing material that is used. A homeowner can choose among different types of material that have been rated for longevity. Typically, new roofing material will last between 20 to 30 years. Composite or asphalt shingles are commonly used by many individuals. Metal is the most durable, and it sits at the high end of the price spectrum.
Other factors such as slope, pitch, skylights, odd angles or chimneys will also increase the final cost of a new roof. Once all of these factors have been totaled together, a person can determine if a complete replacement is a better alternative than a repair. Time and labor is also factored into each job. If the final analysis indicates that there are many possible repairs to be done, it may be best to install an entirely new roof.