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Factors That Affect the Cost of Your New Roof

When planning a roof replacement project, certain factors can affect its overall cost. These must be considered carefully to make the most out of your budget. This is partly the reason why you get different bids when you approach more than one roofing contractor for the job. A typical roof replacement cost will be priced based on common factors such as:

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Type of Roofing Material

Looking for the right roofing material is important if you want it to last for many years. Consider your budget on which type of material you can afford and how it will be installed. Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials, but will only last around 15 to 20 years. Metal and slate roofing will be more expensive to install, but it will last for many decades with proper care and maintenance.

Roof Pitch/Slope Measurement

This is another important factor to consider when planning your roof replacement project. The slope of your roof also determines which type of underlayment system is required for the replacement. Keep in mind that the steeper the roofing system, the harder the replacement job will be to install it. This is because it takes more labor and time compared to installing a flat roof, not to mention the staging and safety gear needed for the job. 

Total Roof Size

Bigger roofs mean higher costs for replacement. Professional contractors measure the roof by getting its square footage and divide the number by 100. The result is what’s called a “roofing square”, which is equivalent to 100 square feet. But sometimes a contractor may give you a discount on the overall square foot price even if it’s expected that a larger roof will cost more on materials and labor. If you think that you can’t afford a full roofing replacement, you can consider a partial replacement or check out the financing options they have to offer.

Whether you need a roof repair or replacement contractor, there’s only one name you can trust. Call Century Roofing and Siding Ltd. today at (613) 738-1774 or fill out our convenient online request form. We serve our customers in Nepean and neighboring ON areas.