Factors That Affect Roof Replacement Costs 

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    Date
    Fri Jul 7

    Author: Rener Vieira

    A new roof is a significant investment for any homeowner. Your home’s roof is its first line of defense against the elements, and it also has a huge impact on its curb appeal and resale value. But like anything else in life, roofs do not last forever, and over time may suffer from leaks, structural damages, and overall wear and tear. 

    If you are in the market for a roof replacement in the Pacific Northwest, you are probably wondering how much it will cost. The average cost of a roof replacement varies depending on the size of your home and the type of roofing system you choose, but many other factors also influence the overall cost. As a homeowner, it is important to be aware of all these factors in order better to understand the final price of your roof replacement.  

    As a roofing company that values ethics, integrity, and professionalism above all else, Landmark Roofing and Siding understands that providing precise and reliable estimates for roofing projects is crucial. Our team’s ability to accurately assess each of our client’s unique projects and provide a detailed estimate is rarely seen in this industry. We want our customers to have full confidence in knowing that they can accurately budget for their future roofing replacement.  

    While the following factors are not all line items on your estimate, they all impact the final price tag. Keep reading to learn more about the factors that affect roof replacement costs.

    01

    Roof Size

    Your roof’s size is one of the primary factors affecting roof replacement costs. This is because the amount of roofing material you need is directly proportional to the size of your roof (more square footage means more material!). Furthermore, the bigger your roof is, the more labor is needed for installation.

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    Roof Slope

    Not only does roof size significantly affect replacement costs, but so does roof slope. Generally speaking, the steeper the slope, the more expensive the installation will be. This is because it is more labor intensive, and your roofer may have to bring in specialized safety and installation equipment.

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    Roof Design

    Another price factor, along with slope and size, is your roof’s complexity. Complex roof designs may require more labor and materials, thus increasing the cost. This can include design elements such as steep A-frames, gables and valleys, chimneys, skylights, and transitions. If your roof is hard to access or requires cutting down trees and vegetation, that can also raise costs.

    04

    Disposal of Old Material

    During a roof replacement, your old roofing system must be torn off and replaced. This means that your roofer will need to dispose of the old roofing material. At Landmark Roofing and Siding, the disposal of your old roofing system is included in the price of your roof replacement. Furthermore, we ethically dispose of our client’s old roofing material and thoroughly clean up any remaining debris left behind. Our roofers always ensure your home is treated with the utmost care and respect – treating it as if it were their own.

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    New Roofing Material

    When it comes to replacing your roof, there are several different types of roofing materials to choose from, and each affects the total cost of your roof replacement. High-end materials like Metal, DaVinci, and Cedar Shake are more expensive than more standard options like asphalt composition shingles. Even within the same material family, costs will vary greatly depending on the design, color, and brand. 

    At Landmark Roofing and Siding, when we offer a quote, we offer choices of good, better, and best, allowing you to choose the best material option for your budget. However, no matter which option you choose, we only use high-quality materials, so you can be assured you’ll receive a quality roof that will last for years to come. 

    Our experienced roofing contractors will help you choose the best roofing material based on your desires. In order to give you a better idea of what your options are, we’ve provided a summary of each different roofing material we routinely work with at Landmark Roofing and Siding:  

    1. Cedar Shake: Cedar Shake is a popular material choice due to its natural beauty and great curb appeal. However, it is one of the more expensive roofing options due to the material’s high cost, complex installation, and ongoing maintenance. 

    2. DaVinci Roofscapes: DaVinci Roofscapes are made from an engineered Polymer that resembles natural slate or shake. They offer the same aesthetic benefits as slate or shake roofs but are fire and UV resistant and designed to withstand harsh climates.  This low-maintenance roof can last up to 50 years.

    3. Metal: Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular due to their durability, strength,  low maintenance, and sleek appearance. While the color of a metal roof is warranted for 50 years, it will continue to last long after the color has faded, making it a nearly once-in-a-lifetime investment.  

    4. Composition Shingles:  The CertainTeed shingles Landmark Roofing and Siding use are composed of a fiberglass mat base with ceramic-coated mineral granules tightly embedded in a refined, water-resistant asphalt. In addition to adding to the beauty of your home, these shingles are also fire-resistant. CertainTeed warrants its product with a 10-year warranty for manufacturing defects and a 25-year StreakFighter warranty against streaking and discoloration caused by airborne algae. 

    5. Duro-Last Single Ply: Duro-Last Single Ply is a roofing material great for flat roofs. It is made from a proprietary thermoplastic formulation (Polyvinyl Chloride) that is durable, long-lasting, UV and fire-resistant. In addition, Duro-Last is made from recycled material and is custom measured to your home or business, reducing your carbon footprint. 

    Your roofing consultant at Landmark Roofing and Siding will give you more information about the specifics of each material during your no-cost, home consultation.

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    Labor Costs

    While labor costs play a factor in all roofing projects, Landmark Roofing and Siding includes this in the price in your estimate. This means that you’ll incur no hidden labor costs or fees once the price of your roof replacement is price is finalized.

    Additionally, while some roofing companies try to cut labor costs by hiring just any roofer, we know that your home deserves Grade A roofers. When you work with Landmark Roofing and Siding, you are choosing a company that is highly discerning in who they hire and always prioritizes ethical and professional conduct.

    Professional conduct means that safety is always a top priority for us. We are a proud drug-free company and we follow all safety rules and regulations to ensure our team’s and your family’s safety. Our roofers are trained to handle all job responsibilities with utmost care to avoid safety risks or damages. We only employ the best of the best because we know the value of your home.

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    Any Necessary Repair Work

    While the roofers of Landmark Roofing and Siding are exceptional, none possess X-ray vision. Therefore, when your old roof is removed, structural inadequacies may be discovered, such as dry rot, delaminated plywood, broken skip sheathing, etc. Landmark Roofing and Siding includes fixed pricing to repair these issues in their contract. This gives you confidence that whatever issues our roofers find will be fixed at a preset price that you know of in advance.

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    Warranties

    While some companies may charge for additional warranties, Landmark Roofing and Siding provides a 20-year craftsman warranty at no additional charge. If you sell your home, this warranty can be transferred once to a new homeowner, for the balance of the warranty, giving you an extra edge in a volatile housing market. In addition, the roofing materials we use come with manufacturer’s warranties, all offered at no additional cost. Simply go to the manufacturer’s website after your roof is installed and sign up for their warranty.

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    Change Orders

    While some companies may charge for additional warranties, Landmark Roofing and Siding provides a 20-year craftsman warranty at no additional charge. If you sell your home, this warranty can be transferred once to a new homeowner, for the balance of the warranty, giving you an extra edge in a volatile housing market. In addition, the roofing materials we use come with manufacturer’s warranties, all offered at no additional cost. Simply go to the manufacturer’s website after your roof is installed and sign up for their warranty.

    Have A Professional Roofer Evaluate Your Roof

    While you may think that estimating the cost of a roof replacement is straightforward, it is not. There are many factors to consider, including your roof size, slope, design complexity, roofing material, and repair work. Due to all these different factors, it is difficult for even an experienced roofer to pinpoint an exact cost without performing an inspection.

     

    The only way to come up with an exact cost estimate for your roof replacement is by having a professional roofer visit your home and give you a quote. Your roofer should thoroughly evaluate your roof and all related factors before drawing up an estimate. 

     

    If you want a roof replacement and need a professional evaluation, contact Landmark Roofing and Siding. Our reputable roofing company will provide you with a clear and detailed estimate of all costs associated with your replacement. Furthermore, our roofers will educate you on your material options, make recommendations for your home, and answer any questions you may have. Choosing a roofing company that prioritizes safety, professionalism, and integrity is the key to ensuring that you not only receive a new, high-quality roofing system that lasts but also a safe and enjoyable client experience. 

    In Need of a Roof Replacement? Contact Landmark Roofing and Siding Today!

    Landmark Roofing and Siding, Inc. is a premier roofing and siding company in Redmond, WA, with 20 years of experience. If you are in need of a roof replacement, please do not hesitate to call or text us at (855)-409-8206.

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