What Adds to the Cost of a Roof Repair or Replacement?

Looking to get some roofing work done? You’ve probably contacted a few local roofing companies in order to get their estimates and work schedules. If so, you may have noticed that these estimates are usually priced so differently and you may be wondering why. Empire Contractors LLC, your trusted local roofing contractor, takes a look at the many things that can add to the total cost of a roof repair or replacement project. These are:
What Adds to the Cost of a Roof Repair or Replacement?

The Roof Size

Your roofing contractor will take an accurate roof measurement, which in turn, will determine just how much work needs to be done. This is especially true in roof replacement projects in which a larger square footage of roof naturally demands more roofing materials as well as more labor.

The Type of Roofing Material to be Installed

There are several types of roofing materials today, each with its own unique features and benefits. They don't also cost the same, so if you fancy a particular material over others, then the cost will be included in the overall roofing project. The installation costs also need to be taken into account as some materials require a certain expertise or equipment to get it done right. There are also other components of the roof to consider, like the gutters and flashings.


Some roofers have to obtain a permit before they can perform a roofing job and these permits don't come for free. The cost varies depending on where you live, but you may end up paying a couple hundred dollars for a permit, depending on the local codes and the roofer.

Additional Roof Details

There are prep details that absolutely affect the cost of the roofing job. For instance, the type and quality of the lumber being used for fascia and rafters, the chimney and skylights and also the finishing sealants and counter-flashing details all play a critical role in the cost you will pay.

Empire Contractors is your go-to home improvement contractor. Give us a call today at (513) 409-0880 for your roofing and siding needs. We’ll be happy to provide you a FREE estimate. We work with homeowners in Cincinnati, OH, and the surrounding areas.


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