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Dallas Roofing: Article About Estimating Roofing Costs

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When people make the decision to replace the roof on their home, they should contact a Dallas roofing company and obtain an itemized estimate of all the factors that go into calculating the final cost of a new roof. This will help them budget for the new roof and see where they may be able to cut costs.

One of the first items calculated on an estimate is the dimensions of a roof. Professional roofers will obtain access and precisely measure each section. In addition, they will take the pitch and slope of a roof into consideration and charge more if the slope is too steep. Roofs with steep slopes require more material, take more time to install, and may necessitate the use of special equipment for access.

The material used for the outer layer of a roof will also factor into the final price of a project. Fortunately for the homeowners, this area can be priced to fit their budget. Many different types of roofing materials are available with a range of prices and lifespans. Typically, asphalt shingles are chosen for most roofs as they have decent longevity and are the most inexpensive option. Asphalt shingles can last for 15 to 20 years and cost about $150 per square.

The difficulty and style of a roof will play a role in how much it costs to replace.

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If it is cut up into many different sections, it will require more areas of flashing. This means more dollars spent on materials and labor costs due to extra installation. In addition, if a roof has extra structures such as dormer windows, skylights, vent covers or chimneys, it will require additional flashing placed around the base of each structure.

Another factor that changes the price of a roof is if it has old shingles that need to be removed. In this type of situation, a roofer will rent a receptacle unit so that old shingles can be discarded in one spot. After removal, they will be taken to a dump or recycle center. A roofer will charge for the time and labor to remove the old shingles as well as for dumping fees and the cost of the receptacle.

Miscellaneous costs can add to the bottom line of a roof replacement as well, but they may be more difficult to predict in some cases. These would be costs such as replacing underlayment or decking. A roofer may start a project and discover problems such as rot or deterioration. This requires the complete removal of any deteriorated material and replacement with new protection.

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