There are many factors that affect the cost of repairing or replacing a roof. Many of which an online roofing calculator doesn’t take into account.
A new roof is an investment that not only protects your home from Central Florida’s harsh environmental elements, it can boost your curb appeal, adding to the overall value of your home, and save you money on your energy bill.
There are some key factors that determine the cost of a new roof
Every roof is unique, an accurate estimate requires a trusted roofing contractor.
Replacement cost is directly impacted by the size of your roof. The more surface area, means you will need more materials, plywood, underlayment, shingles, ext.
Square foot of the roof
The square foot of your home is not necessarily the same as your roof. Not only does the square foot of your roof include the living areas, but also the garage, overhangs, walkways, front entryway, and lanais. When measuring, it should run all the to the edge of each surface, including any areas that go beyond the house, overhangs or eaves.
Slope of the roof
According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, “Slope is the incline of the roof expressed as a ratio of the vertical rise to the horizontal run, where the run is some portion of the span. This ratio is always expressed as inches per foot.”
A roof that rises 4 inches for every 1 foot or 12 inches of run is said to have a “4 in 12” slope. If the rise is 6 inches for every 12 inches of run, then the roof slope is “6 in 12.”
The slope can be expressed numerically as a ratio. The slope ratio represents a certain amount of vertical rise for every 12 inches of horizontal run. For example, a “4 in 12” slope can be expressed as the ratio of 4:12. A “6 in 12” slope is expressed as 6:12.
A good rule of thumb, the steeper the roof, the more the project will cost.
There is quite a bit that goes into determining the cost of a new roof, check back with us next week for more key factors. Until then, Contact Schick Roofing for more information.