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Roof Repair Costs: What to Expect When Fixing Your Roof

As a homeowner, you probably prioritize safety and protection, which means there’s no way around roof repair. At The CHE Companies, we offer exterior services like proper maintenance and roofing to keep your home nice and safe. Sometimes, we’ll conduct repairs that cost a few hundred dollars, whereas others may exceed a thousand.

In this article, we explain why. We’ll guide you through roof repair costs by covering the different relevant factors and explaining how they contribute to your quote. But if you don’t want to do the math, contact us and request a quote today.

Factors Affecting the Cost of Roof Repairs

Since there’s no one-size-fits-all price, you need to consider all the elements at play here to estimate the average cost of your roof repair job:

1. Repair Type

The extent of the damage determines the type of repair, which is arguably the biggest factor, and we can classify it accordingly into three groups:

Minor Repairs

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Does your roof have a few missing shingles or broken tiles? Surface or minor roof repairs will do. These problems may not need roofing expertise or knowledge and only require basic tools.

Accordingly, they’re relatively easy and affordable, costing $150 to $1,500. But the trick is to catch them before matters escalate. Examples of minor repairs include:

  • Replacing a few missing or damaged shingles
  • Filling a hole or puncture
  • Removing pooling water
  • Gutter cleaning and debris removal
  • Gutter and downspout repair
  • Patching small leaks and small cracks
  • Fixing small holes or corroded spots in flashing
  • Applying a roof sealant

Major Repairs

Perhaps you’ve noticed water stains or peeling paint on your walls, which have led you to find a major roof leak. This damage type falls under major repairs. They also include fixing structural failures and renovations for your roofing structure.

To repair a roof with major damage, you need professional contractors and specialized equipment. Not to mention, you may need roof inspection and permits. With that in mind, how much does roof repair cost? The average cost here ranges between $1,500 and $7,000. 

These relatively costly repairs may be for any of the following issues:

  • Electrical wires
  • Chimneys
  • Leaking roof
  • Roof sagging or shrinkage
  • Environmental issues, such as mold and gas
  • Flashing damaged beyond repair
  • Partial roof replacement
  • Renovations

Full Replacements

Is your roof damage severe or recurrent? Is your roof old (over twenty years old or nearing its expiration date)? If so, it might be time for a full-on roof replacement.

Don’t worry because you can hire a professional to help you determine if repairing a roof or replacing it is the right choice after conducting a thorough inspection and assessment. Understandably, the average costs here are anywhere between $6,700 and $80,000.

2. Roofing Material

Some of our clients may have a house with a metal roof or other expensive roofing materials. Others have more affordable options, like asphalt shingle roofs, so the overall quotes for their roof repairs end up looking very different. Also, some roofing materials are more difficult to fix or install than others.

3. Roof Pitch & Design

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Roof design and pitch are a big reason any professional roofing contractor needs to assess your roof before deciding on the cost of roof repair. The pitch measures the slope of your roof, and labor costs increase if your roof is highly sloped or difficult to access.

If our roofing contractors find your particular roof design simple, your repairs won’t cost as much as those of a complex or sloped design. Since it’s very safe for workers, a flat roof is on the low end of prices as a roof type, costing $400 on average.

Repairing a steep roof is pricey because it features tricky ridges, roof vents, valleys, and more. 

Incredibly steep roofs featuring pitches over 6:12 are hazardous and require additional time and safety precautions. So, they can cost you an extra $1,000 to $3,000. Finally, roofs with several levels, edges, dormers, or eaves are the most expensive to fix.

4. Roof Size

The roof size doesn’t matter much for minor and moderate repairs, but it comes into play when you’re getting a new roof properly installed or replacing many sections of your existing roof. After all, you’ll need a lot of your roofing material.

5. Repair Permits

It’s easy to forget about the cost of work permits when you make your estimations. A professional roofing company can tell you exactly whether you need to pay for roofing repair permits or not (depending on your location and damage extent).

You don’t need a permit for small repairs, but a larger project may require you to spend from $75 to $250.

6. Time & Place

The time of year matters. You can expect to pay lower repair fees during the off-peak seasons (like fall and mind winters), as roofing companies may offer discounts. So, avoid rainy or icy weather. As for locations, roofing services are more expensive in urban areas and areas with housing booms and higher living costs.

7. Coverage

Homeowners insurance policy and model of home.

Review your homeowners’ insurance policy to see if the damage is covered. It probably covers storm or natural disaster damage but not neglect or age-caused damage. 

Still, policy terms differ. Also, check if yours offers options for payment.

Final Verdict

Ultimately, your repairs can cost anything from a few hundred bucks to over a thousand. To estimate the cost, you have to consider all the aspects that come into play, from the roof material to roof features and more. 

To get a better idea of how much your project will cost, contact us at Team CHE for a free, no-strings-attached quote.

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