Got a damaged roof that needs some repair love, but wondering how much it’s going to cost before you commit?
Most roofing contractors offer free repair estimates. So you can easily comparison shop before committing to hiring a contractor.
We suggest getting at least three free roofing repair estimates to get a feel for what the average cost of your repair should be.
But if you’re looking for a ballpark range, the cost to repair a roof in Phoenix, AZ can range from $350 to $2,000+ depending on these 3 factors:
1) The type of roofing material
Your roofing material strongly affects the repair cost.
For example, concrete tile costs about 3 times as much as heavyweight asphalt shingles. And clay tiles cost slightly more than concrete tiles, according to the Tile Roofing Institute.
So if you have tile, you shouldn’t be shocked if the repair cost seems higher than you’re expecting. While it may cost more, tile roofing lasts longer and is more heat resistant than asphalt.
To make things more complicated (not our goal), the tile on your roof may be unavailable in the marketplace. During the economic downturn, many tile manufacturers closed their doors—and with them went their proprietary molds. The molds impact the way tile connects with one another and actually lay on the roof. This may require doing a larger section of tile in order to have a logical start and stop point.
Learn more in our article: Best Arizona Roof Material: Tiles vs. Shingles.
2) The scope of the repair
How much of the roofing material is missing/damaged?
How large of an area will need to be repaired?
How much water damage is there?
If you have tile, does the felt underlayment need repairing?
Answers to these questions (and others) will determine materials and time needed to do the repair.
3) Who installs the roof
This is why we strongly suggest getting at least 3 free estimates. You need to get a feel for:
- The quality of their workers
- If they’re using subcontractors
- The warranty they offer
- How long it takes them to do the job
- Whether or not they will haul away the damaged roofing materials
- Whether they’re licensed and insured or not (NEVER hire an unlicensed roofer—unless you want to void your roof’s warranty.)
When you get repair estimates, don’t just gravitate towards the cheapest one. Some say the best way to choose a roofing contractor is to look at a 10-year-old yellow pages book. (Remember those?) If they are listing in that book and still in business, they should be on your short list of contractors to use. How long they have been in business matters.
Carefully look over each scope of work document to see if you’re getting apples to apples work. One contractor may skimp out on important work to give you a lower bid (and lower quality work).
Learn more in our article: 3 Simple Steps to Choosing an Arizona Roofing Contractor.
“When should I replace/re-roof instead of repair?”
Once you get a few repair estimates, you may feel like replacing/re-roofing may be more cost efficient. We discuss that in more detail in this article: Should I Repair or Replace My Roof?
Need a free roofing repair estimate in Arizona?
If you live in the Phoenix or Tucson areas, Lyons Roofing’s got your back (and your roof). Contact us today to schedule your estimate!