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One of the most important considerations people make when their old roof needs replacing is the new roof cost. Although roofs last a considerable amount of time, the roof replacement cost can bite into the home maintenance budget considerably for some families.
The first thing to remember is that not replacing a worn out or leaky roof will cause more expensive problems in the future. Once the decision has been made, call Legit Roofing for a free roof estimate at (503) 420-5968 or contact us through the website.
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How Roof Replacement Cost is Determined
The roofing contractor must come to the house that will get the new roof to make a proper estimate. First, they will climb up and take measurements of the roof, note the slope or angle, and anything to take into consideration like the number of roof planes or varying roof types.
The roofer should discuss different options with the owner and figure out how many shingles or how much other roofing material is needed to cover the entire thing. Additional necessary products like underlayment and moisture barriers, flashing, nails, and other items needed to complete the job must be on the list as well.
All of these factors and more go into the new roof price given to the residential property owner. When the contractor gives an estimate, they should be transparent and forthright with all possible costs and things that may make the initial cost estimate go up.
Information in a Professional Roof Estimate
Besides the cost of materials and labor charges, a residential roof replacement cost estimate should include the following information:
- Costs associated with getting all necessary permits
- Warranty or guarantee information
- Optional costs and details about how when they would be charged
- The contractor’s license and insurance information
There may be some details a homeowner has not decided yet such as chimney cap installation or gutter repair. Listing these on the estimate with costs makes sense so the owner can get the full picture for their budget.