What factors are considered in a residential roofing estimate?
For the average American, the details of the exact factors that are being taken into account when a contractor gives them a residential roofing estimate is all but a mystery. In reality, this is the case for many services that people pay for when it comes to home improvement projects. In the words of the great Irish writer and poet, Oscar Wilde, ” What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” Well, at Integrity Roofing and Painting we want you to understand not only the price of your residential roofing estimate, but also the value that you will be getting when you pay that price. We believe that this can be accomplished by filling our customers in on what we are looking for when we perform a residential roofing estimate, as well as exactly what we will do to address the problems that need to be fixed.
The type of roof you want and need matters
When you get a residential roofing estimate one of the big factors that determines the cost is what type of roof you want or need. If the roof you have in-mind is a simple composite asphalt shingle roof, and the structure of your roof is fairly simple without a very tricky pitch you will be looking at a lower overall cost. On the other hand, if you want clay tiles to cover a massive roof area with a complicated pitch and multiple skylights and chimneys, you’ll certainly see the overall cost be higher.
Labor costs in your locality matter
Depending on the condition of your local economy, labor costs may be higher or lower than you’re expecting. Labor costs play a big part in formulating the estimate for your residential roof, because skilled laborers will of course be needed, and in potentially great numbers depending on the requirements of your roof, to get your project done correctly and in a timely manner.
Accessibility of your property matters
If there is no good truck access to your home it drives up the labor cost for the roofing contractor and, unfortunately, those costs get passed along to you. Obviously, the further the laborers have to haul the materials the more of them it may take and the longer it may take to get the job completed.