What Factors Might Increase Your Roof Replacement Costs?

March 31, 2023

High-quality roofs have a long lifespan and can withstand the harshest weather and temperatures. However, its durability and dependability will deteriorate as decades pass. If you see subtle signs of roof failure, ask a local roofer to inspect it. They can help you know the right time to have roof replacement costs.

Most homeowners are wary about the cost of their roof replacement. In this post, we'll show you the factors that typically increase the cost of roof replacement.

Size and Pitch

A large lot size equals a big roof area, equal to a higher-priced roof replacement. Expect a wide-sized home's roof replacement costs to be costlier than a small property with a modest lot. 

Steep roofs are far more expensive; it requires roofers to use special safety and traversal equipment for effective installations. Furthermore, a high roof pitch will also increase the roof area that needs replacement. Your roof's pitch may also increase your roof replacement service price.


Most roofers can give you an accurate estimate for asphalt shingle replacements. On the other hand, clay and slate tiles and metal roofs might have varying costs from different local contractors because they typically have higher prices from most suppliers. Some roofers may give you a low-priced clay and slate tile or metal roof installation because they work with suppliers or manufacturers who can drive down prices significantly.


Your roofing service costs might increase depending on the state building codes and local weather. States with stringent building codes require more permits than roofers need to apply for, and it will take so much time. 

Alternatively, a home frequently facing extreme temperatures or weather conditions will require frequent roof repairs and replacement. Their roofs also need frequent maintenance to keep them ready against possible windstorms or heavy rain.

Essential Equipment

Steep roofs are expensive to install because you'll need contractors trained to handle them and have the right equipment for effective installation. Trained roofing companies will use scaffolding, safety equipment, and other essentials to ensure your roof is well-installed. 

Hidden Issues

A full tear-off roof replacement lets roofers observe the structural components of your roof and recommend replacements when necessary. Aged roofs may have rotting or decayed trusses and sheathing that need replacement. These components may weaken and collapse if left as is before replacing the roof materials.

Roof material manufacturers often require a full tear-off roof replacement to implement the extra accessories of their roof system design. Some roof manufacturers may require ridge caps, new gutters, sheathing, and fascia to protect against moisture and water damage.

Need quality roofing solutions for your property? Count on SJ Winn Construction to provide top-tier repairs, replacement, and installation services. Many HOAs and homeowners in your area trust our quality of work and dependability. We're a GAF Master Elite roofing company certified to install System Plus and Golden Pledge roofs with 50-plus years of coverage. Call us today to learn more about what we can do for you.


156 Torrington Rd., Winsted,
Connecticut 06098

Phone: 860-379-8863
Email: sjwinnconstruction@gmail.com