At Your Service Roofing Greater Cincinnati Area Local Roofers

What Determines the Roof Repair Cost

What Determines the Roof Repair Cost?

If your roof has sustained significant damage, you should hire professional roofing company to fix it. Whether you need to replace a single shingle or repair extensive water damage, the roof repair cost will vary. The type of repair will have the largest impact on the cost. For example, repairing a few missing shingles will be much cheaper than replacing support trusses.

Cost of Materials

A large part of the roof repair cost is the cost of materials. The type of roofing material has a significant impact on this price, with asphalt shingles being the lowest and metal and slate tiles being the highest.

Roof Repair Cost
Roof Repair Cost

Other factors that affect the cost of materials include the extent of the damage and the size of the roof. An extensive leak or rotting can significantly increase the cost of a repair.

Chimney and vent pipe flashing helps prevent water from seeping between the shingle and the roof deck. Valley leaks usually require repairing or replacing the flashing and re-sealing shingles. Drip edge flashing is another important component that prevents water from leaking underneath the shingles and rotting the fascia, soffit, or roof deck.

Cost of Labor

The roof over your head is supposed to keep you safe and comfortable, but it can’t do its job without a few repairs over the years. In addition to the cost of materials, the labor required to complete a roof repair can also affect the overall repair costs. Emergency repairs are usually more expensive because they require roofers to divert from other jobs and will likely add a premium for the privilege.

The metal flashing on a roof protects and channels water away from edges and seams, but it can rust and break down over time. It can cost around some dollars to replace a flashing, but it’s a job that is better left to the pros.


If a roof is damaged by a natural disaster, the homeowner insurance will cover some or all of the cost. But the type of damage that’s covered and the amount of coverage will vary depending on the homeowners policy.

Homeowners should always have a professional conduct an inspection before filing any claims with their homeowners insurance provider. This way, they’ll have documentation that shows the current state of the roof and the original state before the disaster occurred. They should also take pictures.

Roof Repair Cost
Roof Repair Cost

Most homeowners insurance policies will cover a shingle or tile roof repair, but the specifics will vary. For example, if the home is located near the coast, they may have a separate deductible for wind and hail damage. However, it is possible for homeowners to increase the dwelling coverage limit of their insurance to include these types of repairs. However, this will often raise their premium. This is why it’s important to get the lowest premium that still provides the coverage you need.


While many people assume that all home repairs are tax deductible, the IRS has specific criteria for qualifying expenses. Home repairs must be more than the property’s adjusted basis and must be necessary to preserve or improve its value. Generally, this means repairing structural damage to the roof and preventing further damage. However, the repair must also meet other eligibility requirements, such as being required by law.

Non-structural repairs like repainting or replacing shingles are not eligible for the tax deduction. The IRS only allows a tax deduction for structural repairs that keep the roof in good working condition.

At Your Service Roofing and Remodeling
6064 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike, Milford, OH 45150
(513) 549-5551

Related Articles