Roofing Pricing, Cost Estimates
Roofing is responsible for several important functions. Most importantly, it serves as
the structural support of your home. In addition, the roof controls water ingress, air flow,
water vapor diffusion, heat flow, and offers surface protection. However, in order for a
roof to function properly, the right roof materials and components in the assembly must
be selected based on the properties that make them suitable for these various tasks.
The price of a new roof system varies widely, depending on such things as the materials
selected, contractor doing the work, location, local labor rates and time of year. It is
important to keep in mind that for each roofing material, there are different grades and
corresponding prices. There also are a variety of roof styles and shapes to choose from.
You need to look at the full product range and make a choice based on your budget and
Roofing vs. Reroofing
If you come to find out that your roof has been damaged and needs to be fixed then there
are two main approaches you can take.
You can either decide to make a roof repair or
replace the entire roof. Roof repairs will generally save you time and money, but in
most cases a new roof is the best option. As a general rule of thumb, if the existing roof on is
only one layer and there are no problems with the roof deck, a new roof is not necessary.
Roof repairs require less labor, material and necessary disposal compared to installing a
new roof. This cuts down on money and time. However, if you are going to make a repair
it is still important to consider the ventilation of your attic.
Most expert roofers will agree that re-roofing will not last as long as a new roof. When
re-roofing, the life span of the roofing singles is approximately 25% less than if you were
to go with a new roof. Furthermore, if your home has any of the following, you should
consider a new roof:
Existing roofing has bad decking
Existing roofing is in very poor condition
Existing roofing has too many layers
Existing roofing has bad incompatible shingles
If you are still unsure which route to take, an experienced contractor will be able to
guide you through your decision making. They can inform you on your options and let
you know whether you need a new roof, or if it?s better for you to repair your existing
There are many different distinct shapes for roofs these days, some more common than others.
We have provided our users with a list of the most popular roofing shapes today and some details about their appearance and construction.
Gabled - Constructed with a single slope on each side of the ridge, creating a triangle portion on the side of front facade.
Side-Gabled - Non-gabled side faces the front and contains the front doorway.
Front-Gabled - Gabled side faces the front and contains the front doorway.
Cross-Gabled - Perpendicular wings are added to the main section forming two individual
sections with their own gabled fa硤e.
Important Aspects of Roof Assembly
Roof Insulation: Insulation controls heat flow both into the building and out of the
building. There are many different types of thermal insulation that are used in roofing.
Keep in mind that moisture resistance is an important property to consider when
selecting roof insulation because water has a much higher thermal conductivity than air.
Insulation options include cellular glass, polystyrene, polyurethane, polyisocyanurate,
phenolic foam (air filled/gas filled), wood fibre board, and mineral fiber.
Vapour Barriers: The vapour barrier is responsible for limiting diffusion of moisture
from inside the building into the roof assembly. Generally the vapor barrier is located on
the warm side of the thermal insulation so that its temperature will not fall below the dew
point temperature of the inside air. This is how condensation in the roof is controlled.
There are several different materials to choose from.
Top Cover: The top covers are responsible for protecting the underlying roof
components from UV radiation and physical damage. They come in several types
including liquid applied coatings, factory applied mineral and metal surfaces, gravel and
pavers. Keep in mind, liquid applied coatings require a certain amount of maintenance.
Also, gravel and pavers are more resilient but have the disadvantage of adding to the
vertical load on the structure.
Welcome to Local Roofing Inc. we are a local roofing company that has been installing quailty roofs in the Metroplex for 28 years. We are a member of the Better Business of Texas and licensed with the city of Dallas.
We also work with your insurance company to better serve you and your roofing needs.
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When you need to repair your roof or replace roof coverings on a building,
This means finding a roofing contractor who knows good roofing practices, roof flashing details, how to handle problem spots on building roofs, and alternative roof covering products: shingle types, grades, colors, low slope roofing, flat roofing materials, etc. A competent roofer will provide you with sound advice on products, reasonable explanation of procedures, and, most important-solid results - no leaks, and a durable roof. It's difficult to determine the capabilities and reliability of a contractor.
In Loving Memory of
the "Boss" Kevin Hageman 2007