Roof Repair
Have you ever wondered what you are really paying for when considering a repair to your roof? Roof repairs can vary widely in price, depending on the extent of the damage and the materials needed. In this article, we’ll break down the factors that influence the cost of roof repair, so you can have a better understanding of what to expect when it’s time to fix your roof.

What You Are Really Paying For: Factors Influencing the Cost of Roof Repair

The cost of repairing a roof is influenced by several factors, including the size of the repair area, the materials required, labor costs, and any additional expenses such as permits or inspections. Here’s a closer look at each factor:

1. Inspection and Assessment

  • Identify Damage: A thorough inspection is crucial to identify all areas that need repair. Multiple factors can be uncovered in an inspection to determine whether the roof needs repairing or replacement.
  • Measure the Area: The repair cost is largely based on the size of the area that needs fixing, measured in square feet.

2. Material Costs

  • Shingles: The number of shingles needed is calculated based on the repair area, with a square of shingles covering 100 sq ft. Also, the type of shingle is a factor. We may have metal, wood, tile, or asphalt shingles to repair.
  • Flat Roofing: If your home happens to have flat roofing components, that is another factor to determine the cost.
  • Underlayment and Other Materials: Don’t forget to account for underlayment, flashing, nails, and ridge caps.

3. Labor Costs

Labor costs depend on the complexity of the job and the experience of the roofing crew, calculated by multiplying the estimated time by the crew’s hourly rate.

4. Overhead and Profit

Costs for insurance, equipment, and transportation as well as a profit margin, are significant factors included in the cost of a roof repair, installation, or replacement.

5. Contingency

Roofing contractors may include a contingency budget for unexpected costs, typically 10-15% of the total estimate.

Call Us for a Professional Roof Inspection

At First Rate Roofing, we understand the importance of a healthy and robust roof. We also understand that your roof is an investment and affordability is a factor. So if you call us today at 800-941-8147,  we will provide you with a free inspection & estimate of your roof repair, replacement, or installation! Don’t wait until it’s too late – take proactive steps to protect your investment and call us today.