Ascertaining Roofing Costs

25 March 2014
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The most oft repeated question associated with roofing is: “How much does roofing cost?” It is a question that even roofing contractors are at a loss to answer immediately without having recourse to other information sources. Perhaps the best way the correctly answer the question is by having access to quotes on roofing materials and the cost of installing them in a home. 3 factors determine the cost of roofing.


Cost Determinants


All roofing costs are ultimately controlled by the interplay of three principle items. These items are materials, contractor charges or rates and the complex design of the roof.

  1. Materials.
  2. Roofing contractor rates.
  3. Complexity of roof design.


There’s a plethora of roofing material types on the market these days and some are cheaper than others. All of them are different in design, what they’re made of, durability, strength and colour. Some such as Zincalume and Colorbond are priced between $12 and $20 per linear metre. Depending on supply, roofing tiles made of Terracotta may perhaps be more expensive than the first two material types mentioned earlier, but they usually cost the same. Another popular roofing material is concrete from which roofing tiles are produced in a variety of designs and colours and touting a fair price.


Your own quote


It is not impossible to estimate the cost of your roofing project even if you do not have access to the assistance of a roofing contractor. All that you need to do is to base your calculations on the 3 factors of materials, rates and complexity of roof design and fill out in detail, a simple form we will supply to you. You then calculate the total square metres of your roof, preferably from the house plan you should have with you and include any addition and waste that will occur during the installing process.  You should also decide whether or not you want to replace your downpipes and guttering at the same time your replace your roof.


Choosing the right service

After submitting the detailed information in the form you filled in, different quotes from different roofing contractors will reach you. You are absolutely under no obligation to reply to any of the contractors who contact you but you do have to make a choice on one of them based on quality and price. The choice you make is entirely up to your own discretion.


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