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How Much Does Roof Leak Repairs Cost?

Oct 18

It's difficult to know how much your roof repair costs because every roof repair job is different. The cost of your roof repairs will depend on several factors like overhead costs, roof complexity, accessibility, and other factors.

We provide an overview of rough roof repair costs to help you get an idea of what it will cost to repair a leaky roof.

Roof Leak Repairs Prices

The national average cost to repair a roof is $918. The majority of homeowners spend between $361 and $1501. Small roof repairs can cost anywhere from $150 to $400. Depending on which contractor you choose, labor costs between $45 and $75 an hour.

You may be capable of fixing it yourself and reducing the cost if it's minor. For more complex roof repairs, it's better to hire an experienced roofing contractor.

Common Roof Problems and The Costs of Fixing They --

  • Improperly driven nail: This is when the nail is not driven in enough or in the right way. This causes the nail head to get stuck between the shingles. When it rains, water will seep through your home. For the repair of the leak, expect to pay $325.
  • Failure of the pipe boots: A pipe boot acts as the waterproof to your property. When it rains water can run into a bathroom, kitchen, or closet. Depending on your home and roof type, the cost of fixing the problem can be as high as $325.
  • Debris and gutters: Clogged gutters can cause problems for your roof. Roof leaks can be fixed by replacing a clogged gutter. The cost of fixing a clogged roof gutter can run between $200 and $500.
  • Collar failure near a gas outlet: Depending upon how difficult it is for you to reach the roof, collar failure close to a gas outlet will cost around $400.
  • Chimney wear-and-tear: Leakage can cause damage to your property. Repairs to this issue will cost around $500.
  • Poorly installed skylight: A skylight that isn't properly installed can cause roof leaks. You will need to either change the factory seals or reflash the skylights in order to fix this. Fixing this can cost you anywhere from $500-$700.

DIY Roof Leak Repair vs Hiring A Professional

Most people and businesses will face roofing problems in their lifetimes. Most roof leaks are easily fixed by homeowners. It's recommended that homeowners consult local roof contractors if they are unsure of their ability to fix the problem.

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