Budgeting for roof repairs can be perplexing since it is not something we usually prepare for, but having the right knowledge can help you. If you are wondering whether or not you can afford your needed roof repairs without filing it under your insurance policy, continue reading to learn some average costs of the most common roof repairs. From there, you can make an educated decision on the best method for paying for roof repair.
Roof Leaks $200 – $1500
Roof leaks can happen to anyone. Over the course of a roof’s lifespan, it is likely that it will experience a leak at some point in time. They can arise as a result of several factors and scenarios. Some common reasons why roofs leak are due to improper flashing installation, cracked flashings, moisture accumulation in roof shingles from a lack of underlayment, missing and broken shingles, poorly sealed valleys, winter ice dams, defective chimney flashing, and clogged gutters. If you have any of these roof problems, you can expect the repair costs to average between $200 and $1500, depending on the severity of the leak and any other damages caused to your roof as a result of the leak.
Blow Offs $200 – $400
Blow-offs refer to a roof losing a substantial amount of shingles and fixtures at one time. This usually results from poor installation of flashings, coupled with harsh winds and inclement weather. Asphalt shingle roofs are the most common targets for blow offs, but it can also happen with other roof types, such as gravel and fasteners in hot-bituminous and torch-applied flat roofing. This is why it is important to check your roof after a severe storm. You can expect the cost to depend on the type of shingles and the extent of damage. Costs can range between $200 and $400.
Splitting $100 – $500
Splitting and blistering are common problems for shingle roofs, especially built up roof systems. This occurrence is serious since it can lead to major cracks and holes in the roof. The most common cause for blistering and splitting roof shingles is due to excessive heat. This causes the felt to weaken and slip, and speed up the shingle’s deterioration rate. But heat is not the only element to blame for this problematic roof condition; other causes includes improper ventilation, excess moisture accumulation beneath shingles, hail and inclement weather damage, inflexible shingle materials, and excessive curling and cupping, which causes shingles to break. The average cost to repair such roof damage can range between $100 and $500, depending on the extent of damage.
Additional Roof Repair Cost Considerations
These average costs do not include the additional costs that are also associated with roof repair. That is because the cost of roof repair depends on several factors, including the type of roof, the fixtures on the roof (flashings, chimneys, skylights, etc.), the extent of damage, local roof code permits (which can range between $200 and $400), labor costs, taxes, and much more. These additional needs can cost between $500 and $1000 for the average size home or property.