While Kansas City and the surrounding metro area has a climate which many people enjoy it’s also like many places around the country in one respect: the weather may turn severe from time to time.
Your home’s roof can sustain extensive damage when bad weather happens and leads to potentially expensive repairs.
The question is if it happens how much will it cost? The price of emergency roof repairs can easily vary for a lot of reasons. Let’s take a closer look.
Can You Plan on What to Spend?
The cost of repairing your roof in an emergency, such as when storm damage occurs, depends on many factors.
How much damage
The extent of the damage and size of the repair factor prominently in the overall cost. If there’s more to repair, the price will be higher.
The type of damage
While a typical repair job involves fixing leaks, storm damage may also cause deeper damage under the roof’s layer, which is considered a high-end cost. Or, the roofer may find existing water damage as they remove shingles and examine the deck underneath.
Time of year and urgency of the repair
The cost of a roof repair often depends on the time of year and how quickly you need the job done. Repair work generally costs less during the “off-season” when the laborers’ time is in less demand. The price of materials usually is lower during the off-season, also. It may cost more to complete if the job must be completed quickly.
The type of material on your roof
The overall repair cost also depends on the kind of shingles currently on your roof. A roof with asphalt shingles will cost less than a one with metal, stone, or slate shingles. Meanwhile, repairs on a wooden or cedar roof are more affordable than metal, stone, or slate.
In some cases, however, you may choose different shingle material. This will depend on whether your current material is still available or you need to get something different.
How much will insurance pay?
Most insurance policies cover roof repair and replacement when the damage is the result of severe weather, but they won’t cover damage caused by improper roof maintenance.
Call Bill West Roofing when storms damage your home’s roof. We provide emergency repair services for shingle, metal, and flat roofing.