Roof Replacement: What Is The Cost?

Cedar roofing will increase the curb appeal of your Lincolnshire IL home

How Much Will Roof Replacement cost?

Roof replacement can be a pricey business but it is well worth the price considering that it is your roof that protects the rest of your house from the weather and other elements. Getting roof replacement done from someone who offers you a ‘too good to be true’ low price can cost you more in the long run as you’ll likely need expensive repairs sooner rather than later. Paying for a roof replacement with a reliable and respectable company may cost more up front, but you will get higher quality services and materials.

Roof replacements cost money but are essential to protecting your home
Roof replacements cost money but are essential to protecting your home

Why Do I Need A Roof Replacement?

Unfortunately, weather and time wear out roofs, and damage can accumulate easily over time. Sometimes if a storm is very severe it can rip off or crack too many shingles, and water can start to leak into your home. While no one ever wants a roof replacement – sometimes they are necessary to protect the rest of your home. If your roof is over 10 years old and you have not had it inspected recently, it would be a good idea to call a contractor to inspect it and make sure that it does not require repair or replacement before winter arrives.

How Is Roof Replacement Priced?

The exact pricing varies from one roofer to another, from state to state and even within one state. However, it’s safe to say most roofers and insurance companies will set the price of roofing at an average of $ 3.5- 5. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and actual prices will fluctuate. Also be aware that the size and slope of your roof, as well as the desired materials will impact the cost. Slate is certainly more expensive than asphalt, however, when looking at pricing remember that more expensive materials often need fewer replacements and repairs over time and can pay off in the long run.

More for you >> Picking Your Roofing Contractor: What You Need To Know

Which Factors Are Considered For Roof Replacement Costs?

When a roofer quotes a price for roof replacement per square foot they are taking several factors into consideration. These include the price of the material and the labor required. Also taken into consideration are things like insulation, flashing, and sometimes disposal of other roofing materials. With all of these items priced differently the cost will vary based on the type of roof, and the quality of your contractor. Remember, a roof is an investment, and picking your roofing contractor means that sometimes you will have to pay more for better quality.

Flashing, hidden damage, and materials all impact costs of a roof replacement
Flashing, hidden damage, and materials all impact costs of a roof replacement

Other Miscellaneous Costs

The price of roof replacement also depends on the complexity of the job. For example, a colonial style or tudor style house more layers and roofs and will require more labor so will be more expensive to replace. A simple ranch style house on the other hand will cost less to get a roof replacement.

The cost will also go up if you have 2 layers of shingles because of the increased work required to strip off and replace both layers. The presence of skylights, chimneys and gables and the flashing required to be installed around all these structures will also influence the final cost as they require more materials, sometimes special cuts of materials, and depending on the roof, a specialist.

Not sure you need a new roof? Read this >> Roof Repair vs. Roof Replacement

It may be wise to upgrade your roofing material when you get a replacement
It may be wise to upgrade your roofing material when you get a replacement

A.B. Edward Enterprises, Inc.

A.B. Edward Enterprises, Inc. has been proud to serve the Chicagoland area since 2003. We offer a full range of roofing services including roof replacement, repair, and maintenance. Our primary focus is customer satisfaction and we aim to treat our customers like family and offer only the best quality materials. With years of experience, you can trust our teams of experts with your roof no matter what the material is. If you have been considering a roof replacement for your home in any material, including cedar, contact us today to set up an appointment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *