It seems odd to receive different cost estimates from multiple roofing or siding contractors when the work only involves one home: your own. The price of roofing materials (or any material, for that matter) are more or less the same regardless which company you choose to do the job, but sometimes it could be a little frustrating to decipher just exactly where these estimates pull their numbers from.
Let our roofing professionals from Allstar Construction explain the factors that can drive (or lower) your roof repair or replacement project and help you understand why quotes are valued the way they are.
Roof repair companies take the size of your roof into consideration. Obviously, roofing systems that cover a much larger area will require more shingles to complete. This is a major factor that companies use in determining price estimates. Roofing area is measured in “squares” and one square is equivalent to 100 square feet. Materials are sold by these squares and not by square feet, so your contractors will often divide the total measured area by 100 beforehand to come up with an accurate price.
Roofing systems, particularly asphalt shingles, can be nailed down on top of an existing layer. If your roof already has two or more layers in place, contractors will spend time removing old shingles before installing new ones. The main factor that drives costs here is labor. Contractors will estimate how long it will take their crew to tear off existing layers and quote you a price based on that.
Your roof is more than just its shingles. Unless you want to prematurely deal with water and fire restoration problems, you’re going to want to have some protective coating and a waterproof underlayment in place. Additionally, roof flashing strips are also needed to protect joints and valleys against leakage. All these necessary components will have their corresponding costs in terms of materials and labor.
Don’t trust your roofing problems with companies that provide inaccurate estimates. Our professionals Allstar Construction is your leading provider of trustworthy and reliable roof repair, replacement and restoration services. Give us a call at (763) 220-3444 or fill out our online contact form and get a free quote today.