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What Goes Into the Cost of a New Roof

When it’s time for a roof replacement, you might be surprised by the various factors that contribute to the overall cost. A roof is more than just a protective covering; it’s a complex system made up of multiple components working in harmony to safeguard your home. At Matrix Roof & Home, we believe in transparency and educating our clients about what truly goes into the cost of a new roof. Let’s explore the key elements that influence the price and why investing in these factors is essential for a successful and long-lasting roofing solution.

Unveiling the Hidden Work

At Matrix Roof & Home, we understand that much of the success of a roof lies beneath the surface, hidden from the casual observer. Many homeowners might not realize that there’s a meticulous process involved in assembling a roof, and the quality of each layer directly impacts the overall performance.

The Anatomy of a Roof

To truly appreciate the complexity of a roofing system, it’s beneficial to visualize its anatomy. GAF provides comprehensive imagery that unveils the layers and components that make up a roof. These visuals serve as a testament to the intricate design that goes into creating a robust and resilient roofing solution.

Here’s additional information about some of these crucial elements in order of installation:

Decking: Your Foundation

A solid foundation is the cornerstone of a successful roofing system. When your home is built, plywood or OSB sheets are attached to your trusses. We call that decking. Over the years of moisture escaping your home into your attic, mildew and even mold can accumulate on the underside of that decking. Decking mildew can be fixed by replacing the boards. Additionally, this leads to the need to recalculate the attic ventilation. Having a well-vented attic is a preventive measure to mildew/mold growth.

Underlayment: The Last Defense Against Moisture


Beneath those beautiful shingles lies the underlayment – a vital layer that acts as the final barrier against moisture infiltration. There are many types of underlayment. Choosing the right underlayment is paramount as it determines how effectively your roof can prevent water from seeping into your home. At Matrix Roof & Home, we meticulously select underlayment materials that offer the best waterproofing properties, ensuring that your investment remains well-protected against the elements.

Metal Flashing and Water Diverters: The Guardians of Wind and Rain

To bolster wind resistance and effectively manage water runoff, metal flashing and water diverters are strategically installed. These components might not be the stars of the show, but they play a critical role in preventing potential trouble spots that could lead to leaks and water damage. Our experts at Matrix Roof & Home pay meticulous attention to the placement and quality of these elements to ensure your roof is not just aesthetically pleasing but functionally reliable.

Outside of materials, there are other aspects of roofing that are key for the longevity of your roof. Matrix Roof & Home spends focused time cultivating this knowledge and tests employees for an in-depth understanding of its importance to our customers.

Years of Training and Experience: A Wealth of Knowledge

The success of any roofing project also hinges on the expertise of the professionals involved. Reputable roofing companies like Matrix Roof & Home pride themselves on the years of training and experience their teams bring to the table. This knowledge is not only crucial for following manufacturer recommendations but also for tackling unexpected challenges that can arise during the installation process. Whether it’s an oddly shaped area or unique architectural features, our seasoned experts know how to navigate these complexities with ease.

Safety First: Protecting Lives and Property

A commitment to safety is non-negotiable in the roofing industry. Reputable companies prioritize the well-being of their team members and homeowners alike. Equipped with the right tools and adhering to strict safety protocols, professionals ensure that the roofing process is not only efficient but also secure. This commitment extends to using high-quality equipment that not only gets the job done but also ensures the longevity and reliability of the roofing system.

Unpacking the True Value

When you receive an estimate for a new roof, it’s crucial to understand that you’re not just paying for materials and labor. You’re investing in the longevity, durability, and overall protection of your home. A well-constructed roof enhances your property’s curb appeal, increases market value, and, most importantly, protects your interior and family.

At Matrix Roof & Home, we’re passionate about earning your trust by shedding light on the hidden intricacies that contribute to the cost of a new roof. We believe in providing our clients with a comprehensive understanding of the value they’re receiving. When you choose us for your roofing needs, you’re choosing excellence, attention to detail, and a commitment to creating a quality roofing solution that will stand the test of time.

Final Thoughts

As you contemplate the cost of a new roof, consider the layers of expertise, precision, and dedication that go into creating a functional and attractive roofing system. The underlayment, metal flashing, water diverters, years of experience, and unwavering commitment to safety – all these factors come together to provide you with a roofing solution that’s worth every penny.

Matrix Roof & Home is not just about installing roofs; we’re about building trust, delivering quality, and ensuring that your investment results in a roof that will protect your home and loved ones for years to come. So, the next time you look at your roof, remember the incredible work that lies beneath the surface – a work that represents our dedication to your safety, comfort, and satisfaction.

We are proud to offer a wide variety of residential and commercial roofing services, including:

  • Roof Repair Services
  • Roof Replacement Services
  • Roof Cleaning & Gutter Cleaning Services
  • Roof Installation (Metal, TPO, PVC, Asphalt Shingles, etc.)
  • Residential and Commercial Roof Inspections
  • Gutter Removal & Installation
  • And More!

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Posted on by Wendy Marvin, CEO
What Goes Into the Cost of a New Roof

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