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Things to Expect When You’re Pricing a New Roof

Roofs are pricey—so be aware of all the things to expect when you’re pricing a new roof. As roofing specialists in Newmarket, York, Durham, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Zefer & Uxbridge we know exactly what they cost, which is why we make our customers aware of the elements involved and all the costs associated with a roof. These costs include:

Material Costs 

The cost of roofing materials are the greatest variant when it comes to pricing a new roof. First you need to select your material, whether it be wood, asphalt, slate, wooden shake or metal shingles. Once you’ve decided on your material you need to decide on the quality—which are generally rated by their durability (10-year, 20-year, etc.). You also need to price out protection like GAF Deck Armour or standard felt underlay, and other materials like flashings. Pay special attention to contractors who understand the value of roof underlays, which increases the longevity of your roof. After materials are decided you can compare the labour, which is where contractor costs vary the greatest.

Material Removal

One of the most overlooked things to expect when you’re pricing a roof is asking what the cost will be of the removal of the old roofing materials. Ask how much extra it will cost, or if it is included in the contractor’s quote (and if it is included—get that in writing).

Permits

If you are implementing any additions like chimneys, overhangs or skylights you will also need to investigate building permits and inspection costs involved.

Insurance Issues

Whenever you make any changes to your home you will need to ensure that these new investments are covered in your home’s insurance policy, and if there will be any premium increases that are dependant on the value of the roof you are installing.

The Reliability of the Contractor 

If you’ve ever had any work done on your home then you know the difference that a recommended contractor makes—and this rings true for roofing specialists in Newmarket, York, Durham, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Zefer & Uxbridge. Look for roofing specialists who have done work in your neighbourhood and have a solid track record of installing the type of roof you desire. Recommendations will give you a guide on costs, quality and workmanship—factors that affect the roof price over the long term (because upfront costs are only a portion of overall roof ownership). 

When it comes to things to expect when you’re pricing a new roof—be sure to include Dillon Bros in your quoting process. We ARE the most experienced and reliable roofing specialists in Newmarket, York, Durham, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Zefer & Uxbridge—and we’ll prove it.

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