A good roof should protect your home well for at least 10-20 years – but nothing lasts forever. Over time, your roof will get damaged by weather, shingles may start peeling, or it may develop cracks that allow wind and water to make their way into your home. Maintenance and spot repairs can extend the life of a roof but, sooner or later, an old enough house will need a home roof replacement.
Unfortunately, roof replacements are not cheap. In this article, we wanted to briefly discuss the major factors that will affect the price of your new roof.
What to Expect When Pricing A Home Roof Replacement
So, let’s just start with some averages, although the cost of a roof replacement can vary wildly. The average cost can be anywhere from around $5,000 – $10,000 according to HomeAdvisor, but there’s a lot of variance there. The cheapest of replacements, for a small home using low-quality materials, could come in under $2,000. On the other hand, $30,000+ isn’t unheard of for a top-quality roof on a large home.
In general, contractors will charge around $3.50 to $5 per square foot for labor. However, that’s only part of the cost of a home roof replacement. The material you choose will have a huge impact on your final invoice.
For example, the most basic of asphalt shingles can be quite inexpensive – and usually how you keep the costs under $5,000. The problem is cheap asphalt shingles are also quite prone to damage. You’ll save money up-front, but you’re virtually guaranteed to spend more time and money on maintenance as shingles are damaged by the weather, torn off, or otherwise need to be replaced. Some of these cheap shingles may not even be up to local code.
On the other hand, more premium materials such as slate, tile, or laminated sheets will last much longer but cost you more up-front. However, they also generally provide better insulation, so you may make up some of this in energy savings.
Finally, there’s the question of whether other elements of your roof need to be replaced. Simply replacing the shingles will be significantly less expensive than if you need to replace the underlying materials and insulation as well. You’ll have to get a home renovation contractor to survey your home, to know if this will be necessary.
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A full home roof replacement is a major undertaking, but sometimes it needs to be done. Contact NuHome to schedule a consultation on your options.