Whether your roof has been damaged by a storm or has just reached the end of its life, you may be thinking about re-roofing. There are, of course, many options and variable to consider. And one of the biggest questions you will ask yourself is “how much will I spend”?
As with so many home projects, there is no one-size-fits-all answer, but generally speaking, the cost of a typical new shingle roof hovers around $8000-$10,000.
Shingle Roofing Replacement: How Much Does a New Roof Cost?
Roofing costs vary depending on location and contractor, but on average, you can expect to pay between $1.50 and $4 per square foot for an asphalt shingle roof, which includes installation cost. That’s a wide difference, obviously. So what specifically influences the price?
The exact price dependent on several variables we outline below.
Roofing materials come in a wide range of price points, depending on style and quality. The most common roofing materials in use in the USA are asphalt composition shingles, and they are among the least expensive. Higher-grade shingles come with longer warranties, as well as higher price tags.
Installation cost will also vary depending on whether you’re using common tree-tab strips or the thicker individual roof shingles.
All Roofing Solutions specializes in installation of GAF Timberline shingles, including High Definition (HD), Ultra HD, Prestique, energy-efficient Cool series and Lifetime Designer shingles. GAF offers #1-selling shingles that are durable, practically priced and provide genuine wood shake look.
Roof size & type
The impact of size of your roof on the final cost should be self-explanatory: the bigger the roof’s square footage, the greater the cost.
The shape and structure of your home’s roof goes a long way in impacting the roof replacement cost. If your house has a steep roof, it will have more square feet and take more out of your pocket. In addition to more surface area, a steep-pitched roof is more labor-intensive to install.
Other issues impacting the re-roofing cost: chimneys and/or skylights the roofing contractor needs to work around, multiple valleys and peaks vs. simple, “smooth” surface.
Old Material Removal
You’ll pay more for a new asphalt shingle roof if you have to tear off old roofing first. Most often than not your insurance will not allow more than one or two layers, so you may need to remove old material before installing a new layer. Also, if you have to repair or replace the wood decking and put down new roofing paper or waterproofing, the price will go up.
If you want to save money, consider re-roofing in the off season when your contractor is less busy and his prices are negotiable. Most roofing installations happen in spring and fall but if you can avoid busiest months, you may be able to negotiate a better deal.
Need New Shingle Roofing Installed?
If you’re considering a new roof, the best place to start is a hiring an experienced roofing contractor to do a thorough roof inspection or request a re-roofing estimate directly. Remember that the lowest estimate you get isn’t necessarily the best! Consider multiple estimates, and make sure any contractor you consider provides several local client references, serves the area from a permanent location, and presents you with valid licensing and insurance information. Ask to see a copy of the roofer’s proof of insurance.
At All Roofing Solutions, we will present several options that best suit your taste, needs, and budget. Family-owned company with over 15 years of experience, we strive to provide the highest level of workmanship and customer satisfaction.
Call today at 302-725-ROOF (7663) in Delaware or 610-551-ROOF (7663) in Pennsylvania to request your Free Estimate!