Estimating the Cost of Your New Residential Roof

house with coin slotWhen installing a new residential roof in St. Louis, it can be challenging to estimate the cost. There are several factors to consider when updating your roofing material.

Size | Square Footage | Slope

The size, square footage, and slope of your roof are the primary determiners for replacement costs. The greater each of those numbers, the higher the estimate.

Waste & Materials

Be aware that your estimate will include a slight over-estimation of the total roof square footage to account for shingle overlap and cut-offs at the gables and flashings.

Roof Design & Shape

If you have a character home with an unusual roofline, you’re likely going to end up paying more.

Geographical Location

Roofing contractor costs vary from region to region, so get an idea of what is average for your location, and then choose a company based on reputation and skill.

Permits & Inspections

Some cities or towns require permits before work starts and an inspection when it ends; they will both come with fees.

Disposal Fees

All those old shingles have to go somewhere, and your contractor must dispose of them properly at a waste facility.

Warranties

Most shingles and roofing materials come with standard warranties, but your contractor may suggest an extended warranty on the products.

Ventilation

If your new residential roof lacks the necessary ventilation, your roofer may suggest adding it to extend the life of your home.