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There’s little more relaxing than the sound of gentle rain falling. But a moment of peace can turn into a panic when the gentle sound of raindrops outside turns into a nagging drip-drop sound inside your home.
Immediately, you realize you have a leaking roof, and you need a roof repair. But how much will such a repair cost? And how big is the damage?
The cost to repair a roof will range will vary from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars depending on the severity of the problem and the types of roof that need repair. By the time you finish reading this article, you will understand the general and specific costs associated with roof repair costs.
General Cost To Repair Roof
On average, a roof repair cost will range from $400 to $2,500. A moderate leak that requires patching and shingle replacement will cost somewhere in the middle of this range.
If you need a complete roof replacement, plan on spending between $5,500 to $11,000 or more, depending on the size and type of roof you have.
With such a costly repair in mind, you may feel tempted to repair your roof on your own. Such an undertaking requires great skill. You run the risk of doing a poor job and having the same problem or even a bigger problem when you’re done.
Plus, if you attempt to repair your roof on your own, you’re taking a physical risk by climbing on your roof without proper safety equipment. A professional roofer like the one you can find at Proformance Roofers will have the knowledge, skill, materials, and safety equipment to do the job right. The cost is worth the final product.
Cost Based on Problem
The problems causing your roof damage will determine the cost of your roof repair. These are the most common problems that cause roof damage and the cost of repairing them.
- Clogged gutters: cost between $150 and $225 to repair and unclog
- Vertical slit damage: common in shingle roofs and a cost of $150 to $500 to repair
- Hole in the roof: costs between $150 and $4,500 to repair depending on the size and depth of the holed
- Poorly nailed shingles: cost between $230 and $900 depending on how many shingles need renailing
- Cracked vent boot: costs between $250 and $400 and depending on the vent’s position
- Damaged shingles: cost between $250 and $2,300 depending on the type of shingle
- Missing or cracked flashing: costs between $300 and $1,000 to repair or replace
- Leaky roof valleys: cost between $400 and $700 to reseal and keep water out
- Leaky chimney: costs between $500 and $4,500 with new caulk, flashing, and chimney repair
- Leaky skylight: costs between $500 and $750 with new flashing, caulk, and potentially new shingles around it
- Ice dams: costs between $600 and $1,800 to have the ice dam removed
All damage repair depends on the number of materials involved as well as the time needed to repair the damage. The more severe the damage and most costly the materials, the more you can plan on paying.
Cost Based on Materials
The materials your need for your roof determines the largest element of your cost for repairs. Some shingles have no cost, such as solar shingles. Other roof materials will cost thousands of dollars.
The materials needed also impact the complexity of your roof repair. Here are some common materials needed to repair leaks and the costs associated with each one. The prices reflect repairing a patch of 100 square feet or less.
Solar tiles typically come with a 25-year warranty. So unless you have old solar tiles, they should not cost anything to repair or replace. If you have a leaky tile, contact the solar tile manufacturer or the contractor who installed the tile to determine the best way to handle a leaky tile.
Basic asphalt singles cost between $250 and $900 to repair. Shingles can refer to composite, rubber, plastic, slate, wood, metal, or asphalt. With that said, most people refer to asphalt shingles when they refer to shingle repair.
Such repair needs come from split, cracked, or missing shingles. Improperly nailed shingles can also cause a significant leak. If your damaged shingles take up more than a 100-square-foot area, you should consider replacing the entire roof rather than patching a large area.
Slate roofs cost a bit more than shingles, with a repair bill between $300 and $1,500. Slate shingles are durable and do not crack. Thus the repair usually stems from a missing shingle rather than a damaged one.
Slate shingles can wear out and come off with age, but this does not happen commonly. Instead, they break or go missing because of a severe weather event. You may also need flashing repair on your slate roof.
Composite roof repair costs between $250 and $2,200. The higher costs depend on the materials that make up the composite roof. Synthetic slate, laminated asphalt, plastic, rubber, and wood composite shingles all can make up a composite roof.
Metal roofs cost between $500 and $2,000 to repair. The location of the damage, the severity of the damage, and the roof’s material determine the final cost of repair for a metal roof.
Metal roofs develop leaks due to a puncture from debris or gaps that occur when the metal rusts or shrinks. The leak could also come from a loose screw, fastener, or bolt. Thus, metal roof repair generally focuses on the cost of the hardware needed to repair the roof.
Wooden roof repairs run between $700 and $2,200. Of all the wood shingles available, cedar shakes will cost the most because of their thickness and difficulty to work with.
Wood roofs typically leak around the chimney when the flashing is damaged. Thus, the repairs require flashing replacement and shingle repair.
Clay tile repair and replacement costs between $900 and $2,300. Clay tiles are one of the longest-lasting roof types, and thus you typically do not have to repair or replace the tiles often. Because you cannot repair clay tiles, you have to have a new section of the roof installed when you have a leak, and this is a bigger project than typical roof solutions.
Repair Your Roof, Protect Your Home
When you look at the general cost of your home and its overall value, the cost to repair a roof is minimal. Such a repair will protect your home and increase its value to boot.
So when the next rain storm hits, you can rest easy knowing you have a solid roof over your head.
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