Are you wondering how much it would cost to have your residential roof replaced? The truth is that it depends on the roofing company you choose, the experience of the installers, the size of your roof, and the types of materials you put on your roof. However, you can expect the average cost of a new roof to range between $10,000 and $20,000. Let’s take a look at the factors involved in replacing your roof.
Type of Material
Roofs can be constructed out of a variety of materials, including asphalt shingle, clay tile, metal and natural stone. Each of these materials has an expected useful life and installation cost. For example, natural stone roofs, like slate, tend to last more than 100 years and need minimal maintenance, but this roofing material requires specialized installers. Not to mention, it’s one of the most expensive materials you can purchase. For that reason, the cost of installing a slate roof can range from $15,000 for a small roof to more than $50,000. Asphalt shingle roofs, by contrast, typically cost $4-5 per square foot or $8,000 to $20,000 per roof.
The market where your house is located can affect the cost of your roof. For example, it’s understandably more expensive to roof a house in California ($11,200) than in Nebraska ($6,400). In Florida, homeowners can expect to pay about $7,200 for a new roof. The cost differences are the result of the wages paid to the workers and the cost of the materials, which can vary greatly from location to location.
Roofing Company You Choose
The roofing company you choose can also increase or decrease the cost. For example, if you choose a budget roofer, you’ll probably get the lowest price. However, budget roofers tend to use lower-quality materials and hire a lot of new roofers that may or may not be fully trained at the time your roof is installed. This can lead to having to make repairs sooner than you anticipated. Hiring an experienced roofing company that fully trains its employees can be more expensive. However, these roofers stand by the products they use and their installation techniques. This means that you can expect them to honor warranties if anything goes wrong, and you’ll get the maximum useful life out of your roof.
Whether or Not It’s an Insurance Claim
If weather or another covered event damaged your roof, your insurance company may pay for the repairs or the replacement. This is the least expensive option for getting a new roof because you only have to pay your deductible. This results in most homeowners paying between $500 and $1,000 for their new roof.
Roof Replacements with Perry Roofing
Perry Roofing has been installing, repairing and replacing residential roofs since 1976. We can inspect your roof, determine whether it can be repaired or needs to be replaced and provide you with a quote. We can also work with you if your roof replacement is an insurance claim due to covered damage.
To learn more about our residential roofing services and the materials we use and to get a detailed quote, give us a call at 352-373-2724.