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    The Cost of a Roof Replacement – How is it Calculated?

    The Cost of a Roof Replacement – How is it Calculated?

    The cost of a roof replacement isn’t an easy number to come up with, but hopefully as a roofing company we can help break down what goes into figuring out that number. A roof is one of the most important components of any home for providing protection against the elements. In this blog we’ll help break down the various factors that impact the cost of installing a new roof on your home.

    Roof Size and Complexity: The size and design of your roof will play a significant role in determining the cost of your roof replacement. A complex roof with multiple slopes, skylights, and dormers will typically add more costs to replacement vs a simple, single-pitched roof.

    Roof Material Choice: Roofing materials come in various options, each with their own costs. Common roofing materials include asphalt shingles, metal roofing, and rubber. The material you choose will significantly impact the overall cost.

    Labor and Contractor Fees: Labor costs vary depending on the complexity of a roof replacement. Certified roofing contractors will cost more than a Chuck-in-a-Truck roofer but they provide professional product warranties, expert roof installation, and peace of mind knowing the job is done right the first time. The money saved by working with a pickup truck contractor is often lost due to poor workmanship and inferior roofing materials.

    Permits: As a fully licensed and insured roofing contractor, we are required to pull permits for all of our roof replacements. These fees are unavoidable but essential in ensuring that all work meets safety and building code standards.

    This might be a lot to take in when it comes to an upcoming roof replacement but there are options for making the upcoming costs more manageable.

    Consider Long-Term Value: The old saying “good work ain’t cheap, cheap work ain’t good” still rings true today. It might be tempting to opt for the cheapest option right away, but remember that investing in quality materials and a professional installer can save you money in the long run. Every GAF Lifetime Roofing System we install comes with a factory-registered, 50 year, non-prorated, transferable roof warranty. This provides peace of mind and also adds value to your home because the roof warranty can be transferred to the next homeowner. 

    Explore Financing Options: If upfront costs are a concern, look into financing options offered by roofing companies. Costs do not tend to go down over time as material and labor costs continue to rise. 

    Investing in a professional contractor for your roof replacement is an investment in the protection, safety, and value of your home. At Care Free Homes we strive to provide you with a smooth experience from start to finish. We’re a family owned and operated company who has been in business for over 45 years, with half of our business being referrals and repeat customers who love us. We have also been an A+ rated, accredited member of the Better Business Bureau, for over 30 years! We’re happy to help you through the process of replacing your roof and ensuring your home is protected for years to come. Trust us with your roofing project and we’ll ensure your house becomes a “Care Free Home”.

    Call us today at (508) 997-1111 for your free roof quote!