First, you need to decide whether you will be repairing your existing roof or replacing it with a brand new one. The cost of repair vs. replace of a new roof is considerably less, but price might not be the only factor in play. If you have damage to your roof, replacing it might be your only choice. You will need to consult an expert like the ones at Clark’s Roofing and Construction to find out exactly what your options are.
Repairs may only entail a roofing company replacing a few shingles or a bent piece of metal sheeting. On the other hand, the repair may be invasive, involving the wood underneath the roof.
Your Wichita roofing contractor will probably charge you by the square, which is a 10 foot by 10 foot (100 square feet total) area of your roof. This may or may not include repairs needed around skylights or other roof features.
Here are a few things to think about when you are considering replacing a roof:
- Asphalt shingles are the least expensive option at $100 per square.
- Metal roofing is a little pricier at about $150 per square.
- Cedar shakes and shingles gets into the $400 range per square.
- Clay and slate tiles are between $1,000 and $2000 per square.
Keep in mind that these prices may or may not include other materials needed and the labor it takes to install each. The skills required are different, so labor costs won’t always be the same.
In our written estimate, we can discuss with you the cost to fix or replace your roof, and we can also discuss insurance coverage with you if storm damage or some other accident is the reason you need our services.