How Much Does a New Roof Cost?

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We often don’t realize the importance of a sound roofing system unless a problem arises that calls for roof repairs or roof replacements. If you have been looking for answers to the question “how much does a new roof cost?” We are assuming you know that you in fact  need a new roof and not just a roof  repair.


There are several reasons why you might need a new roof, including roof storm damage, poor maintenance, old materials, or even vandalism. The cost of a new roof may also vary depending on the size of the roof and the materials used to install a new roof.


Many of us tend to ignore roof replacement costs that include things other than roofing material and labor.


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How Much Does a New Roof Cost?


The cost of replacing a roof varies depending on a few factors, the square footage of the roof, the materials used, and the extent of damage to your  roofing framing structure. However, you can expect the prices for the most common roofs which are asphalt shingles to be an average of $12000 to $15,000 and as high as upto $30,000 for larger more complex roofs.


Again, it all depends on the type of roof materials you select for your home. Here are five of the most common roof materials with the average cost installed on a single family home:


  1. 3-tab shingle roof, average cost $7,300 – $10,600
  2. Architectural shingles, average roof cost $11,200 – $17,100
  3. Upgraded architectural shingles, average roof cost $13,100 – $19,000
  4. Standing seam metal roof, average roof cost $27,500 – $42,300
  5. Spanish tile roof,  average roof cost $33,700 – $69,800

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These are the most common materials and the average size roofs that we typically tear off and replace with new roofs. However, before you try to answer the question, “how much does a new roof cost?” you need to be sure that replacing a roof is your only option.


Here are a few things you can do to ensure you’ve exhausted all other possibilities:


  • Check the roof’s lifespan and make sure it has lived a specific number of years.
  • Ask a roofer if a repair is possible instead of a roof replacement.
  • Be sure you’ll be using the property in the future. If you plan to move to another place, perhaps a costly replacement is not a good option.
  • What’s the frequency of repairs? If you’ve often been getting roof repair services, it’s time to move on to a new roof.


After you’ve made sure that replacing a roof is the best possible option for your commercial or residential property, it’s time to estimate costs. So,  let’s take a look at some of the most common costs that you may need to bear during a replacement process.

1. Roofing Material


Roofing material is one of the main factors that will affect your overall replacement costs. For example, if you want a slate roof installed, it’ll be more expensive than some more common roof materials. In contrast, if you go for asphalt shingles, the price will be much more economical.


Either way, it’s best to have a budget in place for the roof replacement so a professional roofer can provide solutions accordingly.

2. Cost of Labor


Believe it or not, labor accounts for 60% of the total roof replacement cost. If you’ve hired a roofing company that’s charging minimal prices, perhaps it’ll be better to check its customers’ reviews. Most roof leaks are caused by improper installation. You want to make sure you have a roofing contractor that does quality work and provides a great workmanship warranty.

3. Other Components


There is a lot more that goes into a roof replacement than just material and labor. To ensure the future safety and avoid repairs, a professional roofer may install and repair other elements of the roof. These elements can include:


  • Underlayment
  • Flashing
  • Starter Shingles
  • Drip Edge
  • Ventilation
  • Ice and Water Shield
  • Skylights


Another cost that might seem small but will add to your estimate is the cost of nails. A roof replacement will require several boxes of nails, so you mustn’t leave this cost out.


4. Condition of the Roofing System


Besides replacing asphalt shingles or tiles of the roof, a professional roofer will also evaluate the condition of your roof framing structure. The cost of replacing a roof may increase if your roofing framing structure is damaged.


These repairs will be an added cost- on top of roof replacement. However, these repairs will ensure that your new roof functions well throughout its lifespan.


5. Unforeseen Costs


Other factors such as natural calamities, fires, and inflation should also be considered when estimating the cost of replacements on a roof. If the actual cost is a lot higher than the ones you estimated, it could be because of the costs mentioned earlier.


Perhaps you have damage to your roofing system that the insurance won’t cover. Consider all possibilities before setting a budget for roof replacements. It may be a good idea to set aside some money to cover any additional fees to avoid these surprise costs.

Did you know that 86% of roof leaks are caused by improper installation?

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You can estimate replacement costs on your own; however, a professional roofing company will be able to catch all the details needed to complete an entire roofing system. It would be best if you contact a professional roofing contractor to help you throughout the estimating process.


We hope we’ve helped answer your question, “how much does a new roof cost?” If you’ve estimated all the costs and need to file an insurance claim for a new roof, we can help you with that as well. Our team has insurance-savvy roofing estimators who can help you during the documentation and filing process for your  insurance claim.

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At RoofCrafters, we have professional roofing estimators who are highly experienced in roof replacements, roof repairs and the insurance filing process.


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