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What is the cost of a roof replacement?

Jun 21

It's time for you to replace your roof if it rains outside and then rains from your kitchen ceiling. The average roof replacement cost is between $5,619 to $22,000 and the national cost at $11,536, so there are many things you should consider when budgeting for this important project.

Roof Replacement Cost Factors for Calculating the Cost

The cost of replacing your roof will be affected by the price of some basic components. These are factors beyond the homeowner's control. Other factors, such as materials, can have a huge impact on the overall cost, but are within the homeowner’s control.

When you review project estimates and calculate your budget, you might see the term "roofing sq." This is a unique unit of measurement that roofing professionals use to calculate material and ordering costs. A roofing square is a section of roof measuring 10 x 10 ft or 100 ft. The price per square foot usually includes materials, labor, and protective elements. Some roofers still use a per square foot measure. Be clear with your contractor about which units you are using when discussing the cost.

Geographical location

What is the cost of a new roof? The cost of a new roof will vary depending on the location. The cost of roofing in areas like Florida and the Pacific Northwest is higher than elsewhere. This is due to the need to resist heat and hurricanes and the Pacific Northwest's constant rains that require roofs to be watertight. Although the location of the house is not something that the homeowner can alter, it is a good idea for homeowners to get multiple estimates to find the average cost in the area.

Number of stories and roof accessibility

The cost to replace a roof will depend on the height of your home. This is simply a matter of labor and time: A single-story home requires less harnessing and ladders and takes less time to climb up and down ladders loaded with heavy supplies. Stone walls and large foundation plantings can make it more expensive to replace a roof. This is because the roofers have to be restricted in their access to the roof.