The Various Factors That Can Affect a Roofing Project’s Cost

Repairing or replacing a damaged and leaking roof isn’t a task that should be taken lightly since numerous factors contribute to the planning phase. Careful consideration is needed; what you and your contractor agree upon during the planning phase can affect the job’s overall cost.

Type of Roof

The type of roof you want for your home will affect the total cost of the repair or replacement. This is because the materials will vary in cost, and a higher roofing pitch will likely cost more due to the labor it will require.

Extent of the Damage

The extent of the damage will also play a factor in the overall cost of the project due to the time, labor and materials needed to complete it. With that in mind, if your roofing system has major damage, it’s likely that you’ll pay more for the job since roofers charge by square footage.


If your roof has been affected by a storm, it’s likely that fixtures like chimneys and skylights were damaged alongside it. Since they’ll have to be repaired or replaced at the same time as the roof itself, these fixtures will factor into the total cost of repairs.


Roof replacement or repairs require permits before they can be performed. Otherwise, you and your contractor will run into unnecessary trouble with authorities and the HOA. While cost varies depending on where you live, it’s likely that you’ll have to pay an additional fee so your contractor can obtain the permits.


The materials you’ll use for the repair or replacement project also plays a part in the project’s cost. This is because the prices of materials vary according to longevity, durability and aesthetic design.


Access to the roof is critical in a roof repair project. Difficult access means additional labor and extra equipment will be needed to conduct the job. The easier the access is to your roof, the less time and fewer materials will be needed to complete the job, reducing the price of the overall project.

Designer Roofing & Restoration LLC is your leading provider of roof installation and storm damage inspection services. Give us a call at (912) 200-6613, or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.

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