The price of a new roof is based on many factors that are unique to your home or commercial building. Anyone who gives you ballpark roof prices without inspecting your home or commerical property's roofing system is doing you a disservice.

 

Here are some of the factors that impact roof prices:

Materials
What will go on the roof? Cedar, composite, tile, metal and flat roof materials such as modified bitumen, EPDM, TPO and elastomeric all have different price points.

Installation
The pitch of a roof can impact the speed of installation. For flat roofs, prices vary for fully adhered, mechanically attached, ballasted and self-adhering approaches. Tear-offs require disposal.

Components
In addition to the materials you commonly see on a roof, a roof system requires underlayment, nails, flashing, sealants and replacement of warped or rotten wood. Commercial roofs also may require insulation.

Ventilation
Roofs desperately need proper ventilation. Ventilation components can include ridge venting, mushroom vents, power vents and inlet vents in soffits and gables.

Gutters & Downspouts
Gutters and downspouts typically have the same lifespan as your roof. They are an integral part of how your roof keeps moisture out of your house. Most homeowners have gutters replaced at the same time as the roof.

Roofer's "Speed Bumps"
Does your roof have a lot on it? Skylights, air conditioners, pipes, exhaust fans and other equipment. will add a little installation time because each one must be properly sealed. Also, a roof with many hips, valleys and dormers takes more time and materials to roof than a relatively plain roof.

Roof Height
Single and two-story buildings are common and have typical roofing costs. But when a building is higher than two stories, specialized equipment may be needed and therefore impacts pricing.

Roof Access
Can a truck or dumpster be easily placed next to your roof? If not, materials may have to be moved manually, which may add cost.

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