A number of factors go into determining the cost of replacing a residential roof, including the size of the roof, the steepness of the roof, the materials being used, and the climate in which the project is being done. However, Reginald Green of JDI Development, LLC says homeowners should never let the cost of a roof replacement project stop them from moving forward when the time is right.
As a top residential and commercial roofer in Phoenix, Green has worked on countless roofs in the hot Arizona climate. Beyond any other factor, he says the square footage of a roof plays the largest role in determining how expensive a project will be. The larger the square footage, the more money a homeowner can expect that he will have to pay to have his roof replaced.
Square footage goes hand in hand with cost, because a residential or commercial roofer in Phoenix has to pay for additional materials and additional manpower to fix a roof when it is larger than average size. Thankfully, Green says most people overestimate how large their roofs really are. Unless a person is living in a mansion, the odds are his or her home will qualify as an average size house with an average size roof replacement cost.
Second to the square footage of the roof, when determining the cost of replacement, is the steepness or pitch. The steeper a roof is, the more difficult it is for a residential or commercial roofer in Phoenix to make the necessary repairs. This is reflected in the total cost of the project. Unfortunately there is very little a homeowner can do change the pitch of his roof.
What homeowners do have control over are the types of shingles they choose for the project. Green explains that there is a broad range of shingles that a residential or commercial roofer in Phoenix can use, as far as quality and cost are concerned. The best quality shingles are always going to be the most expensive, however it is up to the homeowner to determine just how much a high-quality shingle is worth.
A homeowner who opts to have asphalt shingles put on his roof, for example, can expect his project to be of average cost. Asphalt shingles typically go on fairly quickly, and Green estimates that most re-roofing projects with asphalt shingles can be done in one to one-and-a-half day’s time.