The price of a new roof can vary dramatically. A roofing contractor will look at various factors to determine the price of a new roof, including materials used, and the size and slope of the roof. Other factors affecting the price of a new roof could be a need to replace flashing, repoint a chimney, repair gutters, or reseal skylights. Typically these things are usually noted right away by a roofing professional and can be addressed upfront.
When purchasing a new roof, price should not be the only consideration. Expert workmanship and the quality of the materials used should be balanced with price. Within the roofing profession, there are different levels of expertise and craftsmanship. A company that will stand behind the work they do will not always be the lowest bidder for your project.
Before hiring a roofing contractor, gather at least three estimates from reputable roofing contractors in your area. The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends checking that its workers are licensed and insured; request a copy of the roofer’s proof of insurance.