When it comes to answering the question of the cost of a roof replacement, the answer isn’t simple. There are several factors that we consider including size and pitch of the roof, accessibility, cost of materials, underlying damage, and age of the existing roof, to name a few.
Factors of Roof Replacement Cost
In our blog post How To Tell It’s Time to Replace Asphalt Shingles, we shared signs that it may be time to call a roofing contractor to inspect your Las Vegas home like if there is visible damage to shingles or light coming in the attic, to name a few. While these may not mean a replacement is needed, they are indicators of roofing damage that needs to be addressed. Should that inspection lead to the news that the roof needs to be replaced, we will provide you with an estimate based on the following factors:
Age of Existing Roof
The desert sun causes wear and tear on homes in a number of ways. If the roof is between 10 and 20 years old, it is a good idea to call us for an inspection to determine if there are issues that require repair or replacement. Some roofs last longer so you may be able to wait but that’s not always the case so it’s important to know the condition.
Size and Pitch of the Roof
The complexity of roof design plays a factor as it may mean the need for additional supplies. Not only that but we want to be sure our roofing contractors are compliant with safety regulations. If they can walk the roof and replace it there is less cost than if they needed harnesses and additional equipment.
The pitch of the roof matters as well as the design and accessibility. A multi-story home with varying levels of roofing will require more supplies, expertise, and manpower than a one-story home with a flat or pitched roof.
If your home is energy efficient to the point that it has solar panels, there are a host of challenges we may face. Working with you, and in some cases the solar company, we will determine the best way to replace the roof while maintaining the integrity of the solar panels, and of course the roof.
Type of Roof
Factors of roof replacement cost include the type of material used for the roof. A standard asphalt roof may be a different price than a tile roof simply because of cost of materials and availability of supply.
Availability of Supplies
Depending on the type of roof and amount of materials, we may be able to get supplies locally which will keep costs low but if we needed to go outside the greater Las Vegas area, we’d have shipping costs to consider as well.
Our team does its best to inspect and provide an estimate for roof replacement. We also ask questions about the age of the roof and whether or not you’ve experienced leaks, or have seen indications of water damage inside or outside the home as these are indicators of damage that needs to be addressed as we move through the roof replacement process and contribute to the cost.
Many factors contribute to roof replacement cost. The best thing to do is call Weatherguard Construction for your Las Vegas roofing needs. We will send a team member to inspect the roof and provide details, including estimated cost, to you. We pride ourselves on working with our customers to keep costs as low as possible while not compromising the integrity or quality of our work. Call us at 702-860-0089 for a roofing estimate today!