A Guide to Unexpected Roofing Expenses

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As a homeowner, the odds that you’ll have to pay for a roof replacement at some point are extremely high. Very few people manage to keep a single roof for their entire time they live in any given house. Whether the roof simply gets too old or it is damaged as the result of a natural disaster, you’ll probably find yourself calling a roofing contractor at least once. If the time has come for you to get a new roof, the information in this guide will help you understand some of the unexpected expenses you might find yourself facing over the course of the project.

The better prepared you are for unanticipated costs, the easier it will be for you to create a solid budget. As you read the remainder of this guide, you will discover a few of the things you might find yourself paying for as your roofing job progresses. Remember, not every homeowner faces all of these situations, but this is certainly a case in which it is better to be safe than sorry. If you have extra money set aside when your roof installation is finished, you can simply put it back in your bank account.

The dimensions of the roof – Many homeowners don’t initially consider how the dimensions of their roofs will impact their final bills. The simpler the design of your roof is, though, the less costly it is likely to be. Roofs that have a number of angles, multiple dormers, and other features require the roofing team to do more work and, therefore, typically cost more money. Roofing materials are measured in a unit called squares (10 ft x 10 ft). You are likely to be charged by the number of squares your roof requires.

The material you select – There are a wide variety of materials that can be used on roofs. Depending on what option you go with, you could find that it greatly impacts your final cost. Slate tiles, for example, can cost tens of thousands of dollars but are expected to last for well over a century. Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, are significantly more affordable, but generally don’t last more than 25 years. Shingles are the most popular choice among American homeowners, but there are many other options, such as wood shakes and ceramic tiles, on the market too.

The crew’s rate – Labor costs can vary widely from one Carolina roofing company to another, so it is important to get a few quotes prior to making your final decision. A crew’s rate will vary based on a number of factors, including what season it is, how large your roof is, and how difficult your chosen material is to install. Many installers, for instance, charge less in the winter than they do during the busy summer season and may give discounts if you order your materials through them instead of buying them on your own.

At Hatch Homes, we handle all types of roofing projects all over North Carolina and South Carolina. No matter how big or small your upcoming job is, a member of our team will be happy to provide you with a no-obligation quote and help you understand our full range of services. We look forward to working with you as soon as you are ready to get started!

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