When it's time to construct or upgrade your house's roof (or part of it), price can be a serious factor to consider relative to the longevity, design, and general ease of installment of roof materials. Doing roof repairs or installation yourself is within the realm of possibility, however for novice DIY-ers who do not have experience in roofing repair, or a contractor's license, it's best to hire a roofing contractor or team of contractors who are experts in roofing system installation (also as roofers) in order to get the job done.
As you might imagine, turning to the pros will cost you a bit of money. Roofing contractors typically charge by the "square," which is one 10-foot by 10-foot square of space; a typical roof can have anywhere around 22 and 26 squares, and your full expense in this step will depend upon how much of your roof needs to be replaced. Roofers will certainly also charge to remove all or section of your old roof; generally, a roof with one story and one shingle layer will run you around $100-150 per square in terms of removal costs. This will increase the removal cost if your roof has more than one shingle layer that is in need of to be removed.
Installation of the new roof follows, and this cost depends highly on both the kind of roof materials you choose that will make up your new roof, and the size of your roof. Asphalt or composite shingles are a very popular choice due to their sturdiness; these shingles are made from small asphalt or composite granules atop a fiberglass mat, and usually last 20-30 years. Roll roofing, also made of asphalt, has the benefits of being both lightweight and relatively easy to install. It is most commonly used for low-slope or flat roofing systems. Metal roofs is emerging as a more popular choice for some homeowners– despite its high price relative to more traditional roof materials– because it is environmentally friendly, resilient, and, unlike wood, does not attract termites. Slate roofing looks great with virtually any house, however given that it is genuine stone, price can be a issue. Cost-wise, asphalt and roll roofing tend to be the least expensive in terms of what the material itself costs, while metal, slate or more specialized custom roofs (such as a "green roofing system") have the tendency to be at the much higher end of the price scale.
No matter which product you choose, remember that roofing materials are offered by the square and not by square foot! If you require a more accurate idea of material price and how to budget before you begin to look for a roofing contractor, using an online calculator particularly for roof costs might be beneficial.
Other aspects distinct to your home's structure consist of the slope, or pitch, of your roof (due to the quantity of building material required, steep roofs tend to cost a lot more to remove and replace than those that slope more gently), and details such as chimneys and skylights that require roofers to work around. As with other home improvement and contracting projects, it is generally a good strategy to meet with a number of roofers and get price quotes before you making a final hiring decision.
Be sure to consult our licensed professional roofing contractors in orlando florida to talk about your roofing options and to get reliable roofing estimates