As a homeowner, you must be prepared for anything that might arise while your roof replacement project is underway. So, you should put aside some budget for potential issues. Here are four unexpected factors that can increase the cost of your new roof.
1. Structural Damage
The cost of your new roof will depend on how much of the roof decking needs to be replaced. To be sure, the roofers will need to take off the current roof and reveal its framework. They will then carefully evaluate it to see whether they only need to make minor changes to a few sections. Barring any severe problems, the cost of repairing or replacing the deck will be added to the overall cost.
2. Roof Accessibility
The cost of your roof replacement project will also depend on how easily the roofer can install the material. If your roof is difficult to access, more employees and equipment would be needed to remove the old roof and install the new materials. This won’t be an issue if the contractors don’t have problems gaining access to your roof, which means they can do the work more quickly with the help of only a few crew members.
3. Labor and Disposal
Your contractor will estimate the cost of labor and disposal before the roof repair or replacement job can commence. Keep in mind that labor costs are calculated using invoiced hours. If the old roof is removed and the new one is installed gradually, the billable hours will be higher. If the job takes longer than anticipated, be prepared for higher labor expenditures. Don’t forget to include the expense of removing the old roof’s components and materials. Before you sign the contract, make sure that these terms are spelled out in it.
You should confirm with your contractor whether permits are necessary before beginning any roofing work. Obtaining them helps make sure that your new roof complies with all local building regulations. They are especially more critical if you intend to sell your home in the near future.
You can trust our experts at Done-Right Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. to complete roofing work on every type of roof, from clay tile to flat roofing. You can rely on our team to do the job right the first time and in the most efficient way possible. Call us today at (905) 875-2888, or fill out our online contact form to set an appointment.