If your roof was damaged in a storm, and you can see a few missing shingles here and there, you may wonder what type of repairs your roof will need. Call a roof repair contractor to take a look. Sometimes, damage might not be obvious from the street, but it may be noticeable from the roof.
A roof repair contractor can even give you an estimate of the cost of repairs so you can decide what you want to do. Here are some things that might have an effect on the cost of your roof repairs.
The Type Of Roofing You Have
If you have luxury asphalt shingle roofing, you'll pay more for repairs since those shingles cost more than strip shingles. The amount of roofing materials you need matters too since the more shingles you have to replace, the more the work will cost since you'll probably be charged by the hour for the roof repair contractor's labor.
The type of roof plays a role in the cost since a roof with a steep slope is more difficult to work on. That slows down the repairs and calls for safety equipment to be used.
Whether Water Damage Is Present
Replacing missing shingles is less expensive than replacing water-damaged decking. If you can have repairs done right after the storm, you might avoid water damage to the deck, especially if the underlayment on your roof is still in good condition. If water damage has already started, the roof repair contractor has to cut it out and patch in dry roofing, and that adds to the cost.
If Your Roof Has Skylights Or Solar Tubes
If a skylight or solar tube was damaged on your roof, that adds to the cost since replacing a skylight or tube is time-consuming. Even if they aren't damaged, they can make replacing shingles nearby more difficult. Anything that increases the difficulty of the work adds to the cost since it slows the roof repair contractor down.
Another thing that gets added to the cost of your roof repair job is the permit from your city. That cost is set by the city and the roof repair contractor has no control over it. The contractor will obtain the permit and pass the cost to you, which will be included in the itemized list of expenses on your quote.
You might also need to buy a roof tarp, although that won't be a major expense. If the roofer is busy due to the storm, they may not get to your repairs right away. If that's the case, you may need to cover your roof with a tarp to protect it from rain.