5 Factors That Affect The Cost of a New Roof

cost to install new roof

Going for a new roof will cost more than a replacement, but it is worth the added expense when done right. If you are contemplating whether you should replace or repair the current roof, here are reasons that would make a roofing company suggest a replacement.

  • The cost of repair is more than the cost of a replacement
  • The roof is too old
  • It has been repaired several times 

Here are the factors that determine the cost to install new roof.

The Roof Size

It goes without saying that the bigger the area to be roofed is, the more roofing materials required to complete the task, translating to an increased cost. More surface area also requires more labor which means that you’ll pay more for the service. 

If you find the cost of a new roof is on the higher side and the space is extensive, divide the project into portions. However, deliberate whether carrying out the entire project at once will cost less than when done in bits. 

The Slope

The roof’s slope or pitch can significantly affect the total roofing cost. When the slant is steep, the workforce must be more careful. It means that technicians require more safety equipment, which takes more effort to deliver a satisfactory job. Additionally, steep pitches might need more time to execute than other roof types. 

Roofing Materials

When it comes to roofing materials, the good thing is that you have a choice and can stick to what you can currently afford. Asphalt shingles are the most affordable roofing materials and most popular in the US, while metal roofs cost more. 

If you want to go with a more elegant and unique style, such as a slate, wood, or tiled roof, you might end up paying more for the installation and materials. To make an informed choice, decide on your preferred materials and check your budget.

Also, consider investing in higher quality roofing materials because they will last longer, require less maintenance and repair work. Additionally, high-quality roofing products provide better structural protection and improved insulation.

Roof Removal Services

You will need a roof removal service, and the cost will depend on the type of roof you currently have and the size. If you have multiple layered shingles, the roof removal service will cost more because it will take longer and more labor to complete the project. 

Note that a roof removal service accounts for the cost of removal and disposal. Heavier roofing materials take longer to remove and will cost more to dispose of. The result is a higher cost of the roof replacement service.

Home Roof Accessibility

If you have a difficult-to-access roof, it means that the workforce will take longer to have the job done and need more safety equipment. Most traditional homes have easily accessible roofs. However, it’s more challenging to access your home if other homes or trees surround it. Valleys, peaks, and chimneys also make roofing more challenging, raising the overall cost to install a new roof.

To understand the cost of a new roof or replacement, talk to an expert. Go through the details and compare the prices of different roofing materials before choosing.

If you’re in the Greater Northwest we’d love to serve you! Our roofing contractors and installation specialists in Portland, Vancouver, and Salem serve all of NW Oregon & SW Washington.

You can call and get in touch with Western Pacific Roofing at (503) 659-7663 for all your roof needs.



Contact Us