Published on: April 25, 2021
Determining roof replacement cost requires measurements and an assessment of your roof’s characteristics. Plus, you’ll need to determine the roofing material that you want to be installed for an expert to create a custom quote that meets your needs.
We’ll provide an overview of what you can expect and some rough estimates of roof replacement costs. But the best thing to do is to schedule a free estimate with a roofing company.
Roof replacement expenses range greatly. One of the largest factors is the size of your roof. The average roof replacement costs are $5,000 to $10,000. However, depending on your area and the roofing materials you select, your roof could cost as little as $1,200 or as much as $30,000.
According to HomeAdvisor, the average price a homeowner is paying for roof installation is $8.238.
As a general rule, roofing contractors charge about $3 to $5 per square foot for a new roof. On average, roofs are about 1,700 square feet, but the size and style of your home could impact just how many square feet of roof you have.
Getting a new roof installed is expensive, and you might be looking for ways to save any way you possibly can. But there are many reasons why you don’t want to get cheap roofing materials or inexpensive installation. It could put your home at risk and you might have no warranty or way to resolve roofing issues other than paying for a new roof a second time if you aren’t careful.
Before seeking out the cheapest roofing contractors in your area, consider the risks of a poorly installed roof with cheap materials.
If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Get multiple quotes for your roofing project and don’t just choose the cheapest option. Instead, look up reviews, ask your neighbors about their roofing experiences and get plenty of references.
You must be thorough in ensuring you’re hiring a roofing team who will provide outstanding service and quality from start to finish. After all, this isn’t just your roof. It’s the first protective barrier on your home to prevent leaks and damage to both the exterior and interior of your home.
If you think about the size of your home’s roof and the surface area that the materials must cover, it’s no big surprise that roof replacement is an expensive endeavor. Here are the three largest factors that make getting a new roof so expensive.
Roofing is really not a DIY project you want to get involved with. Roofing is dangerous work and if you don’t know what you’re doing, you’re risking your life and the wellbeing of your home.
Roofing contractors are experienced at how to walk on a roof. They know areas that are prone to slick spots, how to maneuver obstacles and tactics for walking on an inclined surface for hours on end.
You can buy all roofing materials on your own and then just pay a contractor to install those materials. However, you might overlook an important aspect of your roofing project and not have the necessary materials on hand when needed. Or, you could end up paying more for your roofing materials because contractors buy their materials directly from the manufacturer at bulk discounts.
Additionally, purchasing your own roofing materials leaves you open to risk as you might purchase the cheapest option available at your local hardware store. Many roofing contractors won’t install just any materials. Be sure to discuss all this with a roofing contractor before purchasing materials.
No matter how you look at it, roofing is expensive. But that $8,000 roof is protecting your $200,000 home, so you can’t afford to leave it in disarray. If you can’t afford the out-of-pocket expense of replacing your roof when it needs it, here are some ways to pay for a new roof.
Before you get too worried about the expense of your new roof, get a cost estimate from the team at 2FL Windows, Siding & Roofing. We’ll visit your home and assess the expense of a new roof. Then we’ll provide an estimate based on your preferences and needs.
Schedule your free estimate today.
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