Do you have room in your budget for leaking roof repairs?
The cost of roofing repairs is a major concern for many homeowners. Every repair job is different, of course, and you’ll need to consult with a local Utah roofing repair contractor for a firm estimate for your project.
However, if you want a general idea of what you can expect to pay, a little research will give you some idea about the average cost of leaking roof repairs.
What Are Other Homeowners Paying for Leaking Roof Repairs?
When you think about having your roof fixed, you probably see dollar signs flashing in your head. It’s a common perception that repairs are expensive, especially if the problem relates to leaking. But fortunately, that isn’t always the case.
The average roof repair cost is probably less than you think, coming in at just $681, according to HomeAdvisor.com, the popular online home improvement marketplace.
Expenses for fixing a roof vary, but most homeowners end up spending between $316 and $1,061 for a leaking roof repair. For simple jobs, the cost can be as low as $150. To fix a roof with more extensive damage, contractors may charge $2,200 or more.
How Leaking Roof Repair Costs Compare to Roof Replacement
Not every roof can be repaired. Unfortunately, roof replacement is sometimes necessary. And, yes, installing a new roof will be more expensive than making repairs.
How much more will it cost? HomeAdvisor.com says that the average cost of roof replacement is $6,854. Most homeowners see expenses range between $4,690 and $9,034. On the low side, the price for a new roof can be as little as $2,000. Of course, for some homes, replacement costs are quite a bit steeper — $30,000 or higher.
Factors that Can Affect Leaking Roof Repair Costs
Will your project come in near the lower or higher end of the price range? Several factors play a part in determining your ultimate costs.
The size of the repair job is the first consideration, as contractors typically charge by the square foot. Keep in mind, too, that difficult slopes and working around awkward fittings and structures (like chimneys and skylights) may result in higher labor charges.
In addition, the type of roofing materials you use will affect the cost. Asphalt shingles are the least expensive option, at least up front. Tile and slate shingles cost more, and metal roofing will usually put the biggest dent in your wallet. When considering your costs, however, consider the expected life of the material, the warranty it includes and how much maintenance will be necessary.
If your roof has hidden water damage, that must be addressed as well. This will affect your cost, as decking and attic insulation may require replacement.
To find out exactly how much your project will cost, call Salt Lake City’s residential and commercial roofing expert. Knockout Roofing offers free estimates for homeowners throughout Utah. Contact us to schedule your leaking roof repair estimate today.