A new roof can be a significant investment. This is to be expected as your roof is one of the most critical structural components in your home.
How much does a new roof in Myrtle Beach really cost? It’s estimated that an average roof will cost homeowners between $5,000 and $20,000, but that’s quite a wide range. We’ll let you know how to get a more precise estimate for your home below.
How To Determine The Cost Of A New Roof
Two factors determine the cost of a new roof: labor and materials. The labor costs include the time required to remove the old roof and install the new one. Materials costs depend on the type of roofing material and how much you require. To figure out how much material you will need, it is important to understand roofing squares.
The Basics Of Roofing Squares
A roofing square is a measurement unit that can be used to calculate the size of a roof. It’s equal to 100 square feet and a simpler method to determine the material required to cover your roof. This is an example of roofing squares:
Let’s say you have a roof covering 2,200 square feet. To determine the number of roofing squares, you will need to take the total square footage and divide it by 100. So, 2000 x 100 = 20 roofing tiles.
It’s common to order 15% more roofing material once you have determined the required number of squares. This brings the total roofing material to 23 squares
There are several factors that influence the cost of a roof replacement beyond the obvious labor and material categories. While determining the amount of material you will need is the most important step, there are several other factors to consider.
The Type Of Material
There are many roofing materials available, and which one you choose will impact the cost of your new roof. Metal roofing or traditional asphalt shingles will typically be more expensive than slate tiles and wood shakes.
There are many types of shingles available for each type of roofing material. The more stylized the shingle, the more expensive it will be (think special colors, textures, etc.). Basic 3-tab shingles are usually more affordable than architectural shingles with a more dimensional appearance.
The Roof Slope
Many homeowners don’t realize that the roof slope can affect the cost of labor. Installing a roof that is too steep can cause problems because it requires more care and staging.
Skylights, chimneys and flashing require additional labor. If your roof has these features already or you want to add them, it’s likely that you will be charged an additional amount for labor and time.
How do you determine the cost for a new roof? Ask a roofing contractor.
We are happy to help you choose the best solution for your home and your budget. We are also able to help you with financing options.
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