Estimating Your Roofing Costs – Christian Roofing
Whether you’re installing a brand new roof or planning repairs, estimating your roofing costs can be confusing. At Christian Roofing, we provide a detailed and thorough estimate for each job. Our quotes include line items for materials, labor, permits, fees, and other considerations that can affect the price or timeline. Roofing costs must be determined upon completion of an inspection; be wary of a roofer willing to give you a formal quote over the phone. It is important for the contractor to conduct their inspection before accurately estimating your roofing costs.
Book an inspection
An extensive roof inspection includes multiple checks to ensure the strength and safety of the entire structure. During the inspection, the roofer performs a series of tests that can detect problems below the surface. Your roof inspection should include a thorough assessment of both the interior and exterior of the property, as well as an inspection on the roof. At Christian Roofing, our extensive roof inspections include several key components such as:
- Comprehensive assessment of the interior and exterior walls, windows, gutters and siding
- Inspection of the ceilings, chimneys, skylights and attic
- Check for signs of rodents, fungi, or insects
- Revision of the roofing materials including shingles, tiles, flashings, fasteners, seams and gutters
- Check for leaks, holes and signs of damage
- Considering the age and general condition of the roof
- Signs of missing materials dropped over time or after a storm
- Review of the structural protection of the roof, including the beams and supporting elements
After a detailed inspection, the contractor will be able to make an informed estimate of possible repair or replacement costs. Book your free quote today.
Consider material options
Today’s market offers multiple roof styles and materials to choose from. From traditional Spanish tiles to affordable single layer solutions, Christian Roofing offers a range of solutions to meet the needs of each customer. While materials such as stone and ceramic have a higher initial cost, their durability can lead to lower maintenance costs over time. The latest EPDM materials (made from highly durable synthetic rubbers) provide a cost effective solution that is also easy to maintain. Your choice of materials depends on the size, style and functionality of your home. If you’re not sure where to start, book a free consultation with your local roofer to learn more about the options. At Christian Roofing we offer a range of materials including:
- Ceramic tile
- Wood or asphalt
- Synthetic tiles and shingles
- Single layer
- Modified bitumen
- TPO roofing
- Cool roof solutions
- Torch Down Systems
Determine the scope of the work
When estimating your roofing costs, you also need to understand the overall scope of the job. In some cases, a minor patch or partial repair is all it takes, while in others, a full roof replacement is the most economical option. After your estimate, the roofer will compile a list of factors that will affect the job, including:
- Size and general condition of the roof
- Additional design features such as skylights, chimneys and gravel patterns
- Structural damage
- Insect, fungus or rodent pests
- Hours of labor required
- Disposal costs
- State or provincial permits
- Installation or replacement of solar panels
With all these factors in mind, your contractor can provide an accurate estimate of your roofing costs.
When should the roof be repaired or replaced?
One of the biggest factors in estimating your roofing costs is choosing between a roof repair or a full roofing replacement. Certain widespread structural issues or decades of neglect may require extensive roof replacement, while small holes or leaks can be patched and repaired as needed. The overall age of the roof and changes in the structure of the house can also bring about the need for a roof replacement. In many cases, the roofer will provide a list of options with pros and cons so that you can make an informed decision.
Additional design features
When repairing or replacing your roof, you can choose to add features such as solar power, skylights or improved insulation. While these design features can generate additional costs, they also increase the value of your property over time. As a full-service roofing company, Christian Roofing offers the installation of solar panels and other options that provide a return on investment.
About Christian Roofing
Christian Roofing offers more than two decades of experience in the roofing industry. Our specialized knowledge enables us to provide detailed and reliable estimates for both residential and commercial customers. Our team of roofers uses the latest technology and installation techniques. We are licensed by the Contractors State License Board and operate under all state and country requirements. In addition to roof repairs, we offer annual maintenance, pre-sales inspections, emergency repairs and design advice.