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Silver Spring roofing contractors must take many variables into account when estimating a roof replacement or new roof installation. In truth, a roof replacement is one of the most expensive remodel or maintenance projects a homeowner will ever encounter. While a contractor will discuss all the particulars with the homeowner during the planning phase, it's wise to understand the different aspects that go into a roof replacement estimate.

Determining a ballpark figure for installing a new roof is a bit difficult, considering averages vary widely from state to state. According to Angie's List members in 2013, they paid an average of just under $9,000 for an asphalt shingle roof replacement. Contractors in California reported installing new asphalt roofs for as low as $5,000. As expected, higher quality materials such as slate or clay tiles cost a considerably larger amount. Estimates range from $20,000 to over $150,000. This vast gulf in averages is due in part to the different variables that contractors must take into account when estimating a roof replacement project.

The variable that contributes the most to determining the overall cost of a replacement project is the total size of the roof. Contractors calculate estimates per roofing square. So, a 4,000-square-foot roof would be divided into 40 squares. From that calculation, a contractor will determine how much material is needed and how much labor the project will require.

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The next most important variable to roofing contractors is the material. A lightweight product, such as asphalt shingles, is easier to work with and faster to install. National averages to install asphalt shingles on 1 square foot of roof are from $5 to $7. So, for a 1,200-square-foot home with asphalt shingles, the total cost can be from $3,000 to $4,000. On the other end of the spectrum, a tile roof with similar proportions can range from $7,000 to $10,000. This disparity in cost shows just how important material is to the overall cost of a roof replacement.

The final variables roofers look at when estimating a roof replacement is the angle of the roof and ease of access to the home. A roof pitch of 7:12 or lower is rather shallow and easy to work on. However, steeper pitches require a lot of safety harnesses and are generally more time-consuming to replace. Another factor is accessibility. How closely can the workers get needed materials and equipment to the work area? Do they have to lug heavy materials for a long distance? All of these elements are taken into account during the roof replacement estimation process.

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