Learn more about the factors that go into the cost of a new roof
If you’re due for a new roof, one of the first things most people consider is price. You may be asking yourself, “how much does a new roof cost in Ohio?” Well, unfortunately, there is no one perfect answer. Every roof is different, and the cost of a new roof in Ohio can vary based upon several factors. Let’s break each contributing factor down:
The size and surface area of your roof
As you probably suspect, the bigger the roof you have, the more it is going to cost, as more surface area requires more labor and materials. Roofing professionals measure the size of a roof in squares. Each ‘square’ is equivalent to 100 square feet. In general it is safe to assume that a roof that is 100 squares is going to cost less than a roof that is 200 squares; though materials used, roof pitch and other factors play a role in the ultimate cost any roof.
The condition of your current roof
Your roof’s current condition directly affects how complicated a replacement will need to be. For example, if your contractors will need to remove damaged shingles, that will come at an extra cost. However, if your shingles are just old but still in great condition, roofing professionals will be able to layer new shingles over the existing ones, making for less labor and less cost. The same goes for roof decking. Roof decking is what’s responsible for holding the shingles and other roofing materials in place. If your roof decking has started to rot, you risk unwelcomed leaks and cracks into your home. Because this happens beneath the surface, it’s common to discover damage once the process has already begun. Be sure to speak to your roofing contractor about the added costs you will face if decking needs to be replaced.
The type of materials you choose to use
Your choice of shingles and other roofing materials will impact the cost of your new roof. For example, asphalt three-tab shingles generally cost less, at around $150 to $200 per square, whereas architectural asphalt shingles can cost anywhere from $350 to $500 per square. It’s important to remember that a roof is a solid investment, and cheaper isn’t always the best option. We recommend investing in a quality material roof fit to withstand tough Ohio weather conditions while complimenting the aesthetics of your home’s exterior. In today’s day and age, we’re fortunate to be able to choose from a variety of roofing materials. Work with your contractor to determine which materials will meet your needs and your budget.
The removal of any debris
Here in Ohio, a major storm can strike at any moment. Severe weather can often be powerful enough to damage a roof to warrant a repair or a replacement. Even more so, damage can be so critical that you’ll need to get an expert roofer out immediately following the aftermath to survey your damage up close. If your home or roof has been impacted by fallen trees or debris that require removal before a roof repair or installation can be completed, then expect to see that labor included as an extra cost in your estimate.
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There are simply too many factors to consider when determining how much a roof replacement costs in Ohio. To spare yourself any surprises, turn to a reputable roofing company for a detailed estimate before scheduling your next roof replacement.
At JW Roofing, we work diligently to provide detailed, honest estimates that fit our customer’s budgets. We’ll perform a complete inspection of your roof, assess your roof’s condition, and provide our expert opinion for replacement. If you’re in need of a new roof, Contact JW Roofing today to get started with an inspection!