What is the average cost to replace the roof?

Replacing a roof isn’t just about thinking about how it will look with new shingles, if your roof is broken, leaking or reaching the end of its useful life, it’s time to think about the costs involved in roof replacement. Roofs are complex systems of vented coverings, shingles, that protect the home from the outside environment, provide insulation and are an overall complement to your home. Their complexity involves several cost factors that affect the actual cost estimate until a specialized roofer makes a complete inspection and evaluation of the materials and design you desire. We recommend that you request several quotes from local contractors so that you have the best options at hand in terms of quality and type of materials, labor, warranty and costs. Here is a basic guide to the price of your new roof.

The average costs you need to know to replace a roof

The average cost is impossible to calculate due to the factors involved, however, a roof for a standard house ranges from 8 to 15 thousand dollars, because the total cost will only be known when the roofing contractor makes a general inspection and observes first hand the condition of the roof. The following factors that affect the cost should be taken into consideration: the size of the roof, the roof height and pitch, the materials depending on the type of roof (asphalt shingles, metal, ceramic, wood, copper, slate, among others), how many levels the house has, the accessibility and complexity of the roof, building code requirements, structural issues, permits and licensing, debris hauling and cleanup of the areas involved. Roof estimates are based on square footage and should include all of the above cost factors.

How much does it cost to replace a roof depending on the material?

Depending on what works for your roof and the different types of materials used, the replacement costs will be different, here are estimates of options to consider.

Shingle roofing: Strip shingles are the most economical, costing between $1 to $4 per square foot. Their aesthetics are not the most recognizable, but their durability and low cost are a good option. While dimensional shingles have a thick, rich, multi-dimensional appearance, they are the most commonly used asphalt shingle option today because of their balance between durability, cost and aesthetics, the cost per square foot is $5.25.

Metal Tile: is a good option if the house is located in an area prone to forest fires, they are insulating from the exterior heat as well as the interior cold, they contribute to energy savings, they are very durable, their estimated cost per square foot is $5 to $8.

Clay Tile: its great advantage is its durability (100 years with proper maintenance) and aesthetics, its cost per square foot is $11 to $20.

Slate Tiles: because of their natural look that comes from flat stones they work very well in rustic houses, they are expensive but very durable, the cost per square foot is $6.5 to $12.

Wood Shingles and Wood Strips: are good choices for their natural look, the durability of the shingles is 25 to 30 years and the strips are 35 to 40 years, the cost of both materials per square foot is $7 to $12.

Now that you have an estimate of the costs to replace your roof, you can make an informed decision on what is right and necessary for your home.

Look to your trusted builder for advice, support and a quote to professionally and responsibly solve your problem. If you’re in the market for new roofing in McMurray PA, turn to Pittsabana Contracting Services LLC. This local roofing company employs team members who are certified by CertainTeed and committed to delivering premium service on every job, from repairing storm-damaged commercial buildings to fully replacing residential roofs. Call (412) 580-6567 to speak with a friendly staff member to schedule service or visit the website to learn more about how they’ll help you.

One Reply to “What is the average cost to replace the roof?”

  1. Itís difficult to find knowledgeable people for this topic, but you sound like you know what youíre talking about! Thanks

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