When it comes to determining the cost of a roof repair, it is hard for a contractor to give an estimate, without first seeing the job. This is because there are so many factors that influence how much the job is going to cost. It is also important to consider whether a repair, replacement or roof restoration may be the best option for you in the long run.
When determining how much your roof repair is going to cost, take into account the following:
Scope of work
It is common sense that the larger the damage, the larger the overall cost will be. However, it is important to note that larger jobs may require additional labour, tradesmen and every so often, a building permit. The size of the damage will also determine if you need a repair or a replacement, which will also impact the expense.
When roof damage is extensive, more materials are required to restore the roof. The size of your roof will largely influence your final cost. Keep in mind the square footage of your home is not the same as the square footage of your roof as it includes eaves and overhangs.
If your roof has a larger incline it will likely mean your project will be more expensive. The slope of your roof contributes to the total square footage, however, a steep roof may also require special equipment for safety purposes, adding to your final cost.
When it comes to replacing your roofing, you may be faced with the choice of changing your roofing materials. For example, you may decide to replace your roof tiles with Colorbond roofing. Additionally, you may think that replacement is the only option, however, you may just require roof restoration or a roof coating service, which can be a great alternative to the costly expense of re-roofing.
Take into consideration things that may require extra time or care. If you have a chimney or skylight, extra time will need to be taken by your contractor to ensure these aren’t damaged. At times these features may also require repairing or replacement, due to extensive damage to your roof.
Existing water damage
There are occasions when a contractor is called out for a roof repair and further, existing water damage is found upon inspection. These things can be hard to spot and determine how much damage is existing without a professional inspection. Be aware that if existing water damage is found, this may result in a higher cost for you.
If you are unsure about your roofing requirements, get in contact with our team at Rainbow Roof Restorations. Based in Perth, we are a family run business with over 30 years of experience repairing roofs for thousands of homes across Western Australia. Our friendly staff can provide you with an obligation free quotation. Call us now on (08) 9584 9018.