During a roof estimate, a customer recently asked, “My neighbor near me had their roof redone a year ago and the difference between my quote and their cost are quite noticeable. Can you explain why the two prices are different?”

“There are many reasons re-roofing pricing can differ,” says Bernard Balais, president and RME of West Oahu Roofing. “The first reason is timing. Throughout the year, the roofing suppliers where we purchase materials from endure price increases for materials, shipping and overhead costs. Currently, due the increased demand for materials — such as roofing and lumber — has gone up; the pricing for all building supplies have gone up also. These expenses are ultimately passed down to the consumer.


“Another reason a roof can cost more or less than a neighbor is the roof size,” he adds. “From the ground, it may seem like your roof is the same size as a neighbor’s roof, but in actuality, after measuring there may be a difference in roof size.”

Other factors such as roofing materials types, the amount of existing roofing layers and types of roofing accessories can also affect the costs.

The best way for you to get an accurate roofing quote is to contact a local, licensed and experienced roofing company to provide you with a competitive roofing estimate.


Established in 2004, West Oahu Roofing Inc. is a local family-owned and -operated roofing company, focusing mainly on residential re-roofs and new roofs.

“After you re-roof, you will allow your home’s natural beauty to shine and protect over your family,” Balais says.

If you’re in the market for a re-roofing of your home, visit westoahuroofing.com to see the quality of work that West Oahu Roofing puts out. For a free estimate, call 808-671-6886 and see what the company can offer you.


West Oahu Roofing provides, “The quality you want! The workmanship you trust! The value you deserve!”

CONTACT 808-671-6886
ADDRESS 94-170 Leoole St. Ste. 107, Waipahu
EMAIL westoahuroofing@gmail.com
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