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There are many factors that affect how much a Colorado Springs roofing repair costs a homeowner. These factors include type of roofing material, local permit costs, size and scope of repairs, and other things that differ from project to project. While a contractor can provide an accurate estimate, it's wise for a homeowner to understand how that amount is calculated. Understanding the factors a contractor looks at when determining overall costs of a roof repair will help a homeowner feel confident that they're getting their money's worth.

The most important influencing factor for the cost of a roof repair is the type of material to be replaced. There are many varieties of roof material, and each one comes with different costs. The most common and the cheapest material used is the asphalt shingle. These cost about $100 to $120 per 100 square feet, also known as one square.

On the other end of the cost spectrum is the slate tile. Slate is a material that has been in use for centuries but can still cost a lot of money to replace. The average price to replace one square of slate is from $800 to $1,000. Tile and metal roofs lie in the middle of asphalt and slate.

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These roof types cost between $300 and $600 per square.

Beside the type of material to be repaired, permits may be another significant influence over cost. Depending on the town or state where the home is located, a contractor may have to get special permits for a roof repair. Coastal locales typically require permits for hurricane or storm protection. These permits require special types of bracing to be installed that can add to the overall cost of a repair. The average price of a permit can be from $100 to $500 depending on the city, state and location of the home.

Another major determining factor for the cost of a roof repair is the size and scope of the damage. Roofing contractors give estimates per roof square. This is because materials are sold by the square. If a repair requires two square of material, the contractor will estimate cost based on installing those two squares of materials. The installation estimate will include labor, material and cleanup costs.

One final consideration is the amount of water damage to the sub-structure. This is difficult to estimate and requires the removal of the shingles first. However, if a contractor gets into a roof repair project and finds extensive water damage to the decking material, the overall cost could increase by a large amount.

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