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Replace or Repair Your Roof: Roofing Cost Estimates & Factors to Consider

Platinum Roofing knows homeowners have a lot of questions when it comes to repair or replace their roof. This article will help homeowners understand what is put into a cost estimate so you can make a informed decision.
To Replace Your Roof or Repair Your Roof? That is the Question.

“If you have a family that loves you, a few good friends, and a roof over your head, you are richer than you think.” ~ Nishan Panwar

Having a roof over your head is one of the most basic human needs. Compared to other parts of the world, here in Georgia, having a roof over your head is something most of us take for granted.

Finished roof replacement by Platinum Roofing.

There’s no better feeling than knowing the roof above you is keeping your family and all your belongings safe. However, a roof doesn’t last forever. So, if you find your roof has been damaged from hail, high winds, thunderstorms, high heat, deep cold or simply aging shingles, you may be considering a roof replacement or a roof repair.

If you suspect damage to your roof, it’s crucial to handle the situation immediately. When your roof’s integrity is compromised, unaddressed leaks or cracks can and will lead to water damage and rotting under the shingles. This can cause your roof to collapse and lead to more damage to the inside of your home. We all know how costly water damage can be, including creating possible dangerous situations for your family and the possible loss of your valuables.

Don’t procrastinate any roof repairs or a roof replacement. At Platinum Roofing, we can provide you all the information you need on how to decide if your roof needs a repair or a new roof installation. After our professional and thorough roof inspection, we will provide a cost analysis to replace or repair your roof, including roofing material options, and the timeline of completing the job. Our Platinum Roofing Professionals will break it all down for you so you have the information you need to make an informed decision.

Cost of a roof repair and roof replacement has a lot of factors to consider. Square footage of your home, roofing material and roofing labor a few factors to consider.
How to estimate roof replacement costs.

Roof Replacement Cost Estimate

Replacing a roof is one of the largest expenses for homeowners but investing in a new roof will keep your home safe and whole.

Most roof replacements are priced based on these cost variables:

  • Square footage of your roof

  • Type of roofing material you choose

  • Roofing Labor per square feet

Roof Replacement Labor

In the roofing industry, a common term “square” refers to one roofing square covering 100 square feet. Roof contractors may also quote your roof replacement using “per square foot”. This information may be helpful to understand different roof replacement quotes from contractors.

Square: 100 square feet

Per square foot: 1 square feet

There are many factors that can affect the overall costs of roof repairs and replacements:

Extent of the Damage:

The best Roofing Contractors consider safety as a top priority. Considerable rotting underneath the shingles not only makes the job more difficult, it can become more dangerous. This could increase the amount of time and equipment they will need to ensure safety to their employees and your home while completing your roof replacement.

Environmental Conditions:

Depending upon what time of year you replace your roof in Georgia, extreme weather conditions like harsh cold or heat can play a factor in the costs of your roof replacement. Swift, extreme temperature changes can be hard on a roof crew while installing your new roof. Additional protective measures are put in place to help crews work under extreme conditions.

Removal of Old Material:

A lot of times, homeowners try and “buy time” on a roof replacement and instead of replacing their roof, they re-shingle. This can leave their roof with more than one layer of shingles. At the time, this temporary roof solution might have been quicker and less costly but could end up adding more to the roof replacement costs.


About 40% of your roof replacement costs include roofing materials. Depending on what type of roof you are having installed, it can vary in price. Most homeowners opt for typical asphalt shingles, keeping their roofing material costs lower. The cost of your roof replacement can vary with specialty roofing material like clay tile, slate, steel, copper, stone, metal, wood shingles, etc.

Roof Replacement Cost vs. Roof Repair Cost

Roof repairs are less expensive than a roof replacement.

The best way for homeowners to determine the best solution for their roof is to contact a local, trusted roofing contractor like Platinum Roofing for a thorough inspection, at no cost to the homeowner. After a professional inspection of your roof, our experts will go over with you in detail, the extent of the damage and give you our professional advice for a roof repair or replacement.

Most Common Reasons for a Roof Repair.

  • Damage to the flashing. Although shingles are the primary protectors of your home’s roof, they can’t completely seal joints or corners. Roof flashing is the thin metal strips that cover along the joints of your roof. The roof flashing is placed at points on a roof that are prone to leaks. These are usually joints between various items and the roof (skylights, chimneys, vents).

  • Worn or curling shingles. Asphalt shingles have a long life, but as they age, they can curl up, allowing water to seep into the space underneath.

  • Pooling water. Standing water on a flat roof is also known as Ponding. Ponding is a term that describes how the water collects in pools on certain surfaces of the roof, thus forming “ponds.” This typically happens right after a heavy downpour. However, most pools either drain off the roof or evaporate. When the water is stuck on your roof for prolonged periods of time, typically more than 48 hours, then Ponding can cause damage to the roof.

All roofs will eventually wear out and bring with it leaks and other problems to your home. You don’t want to wait too long to reach out to a roofing professional. At the first sight of damage, whether you suspect you need a roof repair or a roof replacement, your first step should be contacting a licensed, insured, and certified roofing professional, like Platinum Roofing. Not only will a roof repair or roof replacement greatly improve the curb appeal of your home, it will protect your home and keep your family safe from the elements. Whether you are selling your home or plan to stay for a while, everyone wants a home and roof that looks great from the outside and everyone wants to feel safe and protected. Contact the professionals you can trust at Platinum Roofing in Kennesaw and Alpharetta. We guarantee our materials and our work for repairs and installations.

Platinum Roofing makes sure to put the customers needs first and walk them through the entire process of a roof replacement or a roof repair.
The Platinum Roofing Difference.

Platinum Roofing has office locations in Kennesaw, GA & Alpharetta, GA to serve our Cobb County, Fulton County, Cherokee County, Forsyth County and North Georgia customers and beyond. With 20 plus years in business, Platinum Roofing has designed a system through training, certification and experience that will guarantee you get the roof you deserve. We call this the Platinum Difference!

Platinum Roofing is family-owned and operated. We're professional and certified in all residential and commercial roofing services.

We are with our customers every step of the way, from start to finish, with a custom innovative approach to roofing. We offer top-quality workmanship and products, with an honest and dependable Platinum Roofing Team!

Give us a call with any of your roofing needs at 770-419-5714.

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