In addition to the project’s scale, the following factors can affect your roof repair cost.
Roughly 60% of roof repair cost goes toward labor. The more intensive the repair, the higher the labor cost.
The type of roofing material you have also impacts cost. The more expensive and difficult the installation material, the more it costs to repair per square foot. Asphalt shingles are typically the cheapest, while metal, slate, and clay tiles are the most expensive.
Here is the average roof repair cost per square foot for common roofing materials:
- Asphalt shingles: $4–$8
- Composite shingles: $5–$9
- Flat roofing: $6–$8
- Metal roof shingles: $8–$14
- Wood shake/shingle roof: $8–$14
- Slate roof: $12–$22
- Clay tiles: $12–$25
- Metal roof sheets: $18–$40
Homeowners don’t typically need a permit for minor roof repairs, but it’s best to check with local government authorities if significant damage needs repairing. The average permit costs $75.
The older the roof, the more likely it will require more extensive and costly work.
Repairs will take longer and cost more if a roof has multiple levels, sharp edges, or other complex design features. Roofers must take extra precautions to work on steep roofs, increasing labor costs. The size of your roof also influences the project cost, as larger roofs cost more to repair.
Roofs with many features that must be worked around, such as a vent or chimney, cost more and take longer to repair. These features can also leak, corrode, rust, or get damaged and may require additional repair.
Below are some of the most common roof feature repairs:
- Chimney flashing repair
- Dormer repair
- Eaves repair
- Fascia/soffits repair
- Gutter replacement or repair
- Skylight replacement or repair
- Trusses repair
- Valley repair
- Vent replacement or repair
Time of Year
Roof repair costs are higher at certain times of the year. For example, snow and ice in cold areas make the project riskier and more challenging, increasing the total cost. On the other hand, roofers are typically less busy during fall and may offer lower prices. You can schedule a roof repair for 10% to 15% less than average during this time.