When budgeting for a roof replacement project, homeowners try to take almost everything that can affect cost into account; materials, the contractor they’ll hire, the roof access, permits and other things that can be involved in the job. However, there might be one factor that you failed to take into account: the roof pitch.
In this post, ReNew Home Designs discusses the four ways your roof’s pitch can affect your roof replacement project’s overall costs.
Amount of Shingles – The steeper the slope of your roof is, the more shingles will have to be installed in order to cover its entirety. Since more shingles are required to get the job done, you can expect that the price of the project will increase as well.
Time – If your roof’s slope is steeper in general, the roofing project will take more time than usual to complete. This is because your roofers will need to be more cautious to ensure the crew’s safety on the job. As a result, this also means that the job will be more slower than usual, making the overall cost increase since professionals give their quotes based on the time it will take.
Safety Equipment – Since the roof’s slope is steeper, extra steps will also have to be taken so the crew will be safe while commencing the job. This usually means extra equipment like rigging or scaffolding will be required and unfortunately for the homeowner, they cost a significant amount to rent. The price will usually be passed along to the customer, increasing the price of your roof replacement project.
Techniques – Not all roofs can be replaced or installed the same way as others and a steep-pitched roof will require the use of different techniques to be replaced. Since the wrong move can put the homeowner’s warranty at risk, the roofer will have to use more nails per shingle or apply roofing cement to ensure it’s installed properly. Either way, it’ll lead to an increase of materials and time, causing the cost to increase as well.
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