Affordable Cincinnati Roofing Contractors
So your home is in need of a new roof. What’s the best way to choose between all the different Cincinnati roofing contractors in the area?
Harper Siding and Roofing recommends calling several local roofing contractors to have them provide estimates and bids on your roofing project. Your home is very likely the largest investment you will make. And to that point, your roof can be very costly to replace (think about how much space it takes up!).
But new roofing project prices can vary widely – for the same exact work. Going with a large roofing company in Cincinnati may mean you are spending additional money to help their marketing efforts. You don’t need to do that. Smaller roofing contractors in Cincinnati may have much less overhead, and thus, be able to pass those savings off to their customers. That’s a win for customers for sure.
Labor and overhead typically make up about 60% of a project’s total cost. Anything that can reduce the overhead goes a long way toward keeping a project’s cost down.
Keeping a Roof Affordable
Here is an article from Home Advisor about the price of installing a roof. It includes a guide on roof repair costs, as well as a list of the different ways a roof’s cost might vary. That guide also compares the costs of reshingling and full roof replacement.
Some points are obvious. A larger roof is more expensive, obviously. It requires more materials, and it takes longer, so it brings with it an increased labor cost.
But did you know the pitch — the slope or the angle — of a roof impacts its cost? A very steep roof will require much more in terms of materials, and is much more labor-intensive. This is one reason why it is rare to find a house with a very steep roof. It’s just too difficult to make the roof work, and to keep a roof up for such an angle.
If you have layers of shingles in place, we will need to remove at least one of those layers. And while that should not drive up your cost exorbitantly, it definitely factors into the work. We will include that in our estimate. That said, we may also learn a great deal more after we are up there and walking around on your roof.
We can also work with you to help cut costs on materials. However, we will be sure to let you know the reasons why people opt for certain materials over others — particularly when it comes to shingles. As reputable contractors specializing in roofing, it’s our job to provide you with honest, professional recommendations.
The price difference between different shingle materials can be enormous. Copper shingles are beautiful and resilient, but can cost up to ten times more than 3-tab asphalt shingles. There are several options between those two extremes, too, such as galvanized steel, stainless steel, and high-end stone or slate.
The Cost Savings of Simultaneous Projects
Another way to save money on a project is to fold other work into the bid.
A roofing contractor like Harper Siding and Roofing can handle many types of exterior home repairs and renovations. We install windows. We install siding. We replace gutters. If it’s on the outside of your home or business, chance are we can help you.
It is possible to schedule our professional team to take on a few different improvements at the same time. We can put in fresh windows while the new shingles are drying, for example. Or we can replace your downspouts and update your vinyl siding while we are handling other work on your roof or chimney.
It could be the case that folding multiple jobs into the same estimate can reduce your overall cost. Since labor is a primary expense of our work, having our professionals on-site already can minimize the amount you are spending to cover our workers’ day rates. We can certainly discuss ways to make any given renovation job more cost-efficient.
There is a lot of work that we do here at Harper Siding and Roofing to keep our prices low. We work hard to keep our raw materials as inexpensive as we can without sacrificing quality. We pass those savings along to you.
We also keep our estimates FREE. We can come to your house, evaluate your current roof situation, and give you a detailed estimate without charging you a dime. That’s something many roofing contractors simply will not do.
Being affordable is essential to our business. We know how expensive the world is right now, and we do everything we can to keep our costs down.
We’re Your Local Cincinnati Roofing Contractor!
We provide FREE ROOFING ESTIMATES. If you would like an honest, affordable bid for your roofing needs, contact the Cincinnati roofing professionals at Harper Siding and Roofing.