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The Cost of Roof Replacement: Factors to Consider


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A roof replacement is a significant investment in your home. Whether you're facing an aging roof that needs a refresh or dealing with damage that can't be repaired, it's essential to understand the various factors that influence the cost of a roof replacement. In this blog post, we'll explore the key factors to consider when estimating the cost of a roof replacement with Homeguard Roofing & Renovations.


1. Roofing Material

The type of roofing material you choose has a substantial impact on the overall cost. Common roofing material is asphalt shingles. These are often the most budget-friendly. And with GAF shingles no one can beat the warranty that they provide which only 2% of roofers in Canada can offer these types of warranties. Homeguard is honored to be in that 2% and is a Master Elite Roofer.


2. Roof Size and Complexity

The size of your roof and its complexity play a significant role in the overall cost. A larger roof will require more materials and labour, increasing the cost. Additionally, if your roof has complex architectural features, multiple angles, and dormers, it will be more labour-intensive. At Homeguard Roofing we take your budget into consideration! Plus we offer great financing options, click HERE to apply it only takes a few minutes!


3. Roof Pitch

The pitch or slope of your roof can affect the cost of replacement. Steeper roofs are more challenging to work on and may require additional safety measures and labor.


4. Underlayment and Decking

The condition of your roof's underlayment and decking is crucial. If these components are damaged or need repair, it will add to the cost of the replacement. Ensuring a solid foundation is essential for the long-term durability of your new roof.


5. Removal of Old Roof

The cost of removing your old roof, including labour, disposal, and any necessary repairs to the roof deck, must be factored into the overall cost. Some roofing materials can be installed over an existing roof, but others require a complete tear-off.


6.Permits and Regulations

Obtaining the necessary permits and complying with local building codes and regulations can add to the cost. It's essential to ensure that your roof replacement project meets all legal requirements in your area.


7.Labour Costs

Labour costs for a roof replacement can vary based on location, labour availability, and the complexity of the job. Homeguard ensures that everyone who works on your roof is trained to correctly install your roofing system. Working with GAF enables us to train all our crews and they have to complete training every year! How many roofing companies can attest to that!


8.Additional Features

If you want to add features such as skylights, chimneys, custom work or roof vents, these will increase the overall cost. These features can enhance the functionality and aesthetics of your roof but come with additional expenses.


9. Warranty and Quality

Higher-quality roofing materials and workmanship often come with a longer warranty, which can impact the cost. It's essential to balance the upfront cost with the long-term value and protection provided by a quality roof and warranty. No company can match GAF shingle warranties! 25-year workmanship with no sliding scales means actually 25-years! That's because we are trained to put it on right in the first place. This and 50 years of manufacturer's warranty means no more worries about your roof. Why wouldn't you have the best?


The cost of a roof replacement is influenced by a combination of factors, including the roofing material, roof size and complexity, the condition of underlayment and decking, permits, labour costs, and any additional features. When planning a roof replacement, it's essential to consider all these factors to make an informed decision and ensure the longevity and durability of your new roof. Need a new roof but don't have the budget for it right now? No worries we offer affordable payment plans through Finance it. For more information call the office today at 604-308-1698.


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