Just as with any other job that you want to get done, one of the most important things about that job will be the cost. The price of a new roof is going to be comprised of several different factors that add up to the total price. You should always be careful that you don’t compromise the quality of the roofing contractor or the roofing by taking only the price into account. Conversely, you don’t want to pay far more than you have to in order to get the roofing contractor that you want and the kind of roofing that your home needs. There is nothing intelligent or worthwhile than paying more than you have to for anything. There is also no point in compromising the quality that you get because you made the choice to go for the lowest price.
The things that are going to be factored in when it comes to your roofing will need to be the cost of the materials. The paper, the roofing tile or the other materials that are going to be used. They will be one of the biggest expense when it comes to roofing your home. To get the price for that, take the square footage of your home and multiple it by the number of bundles of roofing or the tiles that you’re going to need and multiply to get the pricing. Once you’ve done that you’ve got part of the price for your roofing job.
Next, consider typical price per hour for the roofing contractor. Phone several and ask what they charge per hour for their labor. Again, consider the amount of time that it will take and multiple to get the amount of time and money involved. This will quite likely be the next biggest portion of the price that you’re going to pay. In order to allow for that pricing, go with a middle of the road pricing and multiply. Of course, your figure isn’t going to be exact but once you’ve factored in all of the things that go into roofing and added them together, you’ll know whether or not you’re getting a good quote when you read one. If you’re not sure what is and is not a good price, you’re not going to be sure whether or not the price is well out of range or is a lower price and a good quote.
Take a look at the pricing in your area, contact a few roofing companies and ask them what their average price would be for a roofing job of your size. More often than not they’ll give you a ballpark figure that you can work from that will help you to choose a roofing company. As previously stated, the price is not the be all and end all. You do need to know that the company is a quality one with all the licenses and insurance that you need to have so take that into account as well before you hire anyone.