HomeGuide reported that the average cost of replacing a roof in the USA is $7,211. The majority of homeowners spend anything from approximately $4,000 to $10,000. Roof replacement costs are calculated per square, and prices vary depending on the material of your roof.
Which factors affect the cost of a roof replacement?
The size of your roof affects the cost of your replacement; naturally a larger roof is more expensive to replace. Costs will also vary depending on which type of roof you have. According to Angie’s List, an asphalt roof is usually the cheapest to replace, if we look at prices per 100 square feet, an asphalt roof costs between $120-$400. Metal roofs cost anything between $500- $1,800. Slate roofs are a little more expensive to replace, expect to pay around $800- $4,000. Tile roofs cost a similar price, around $600- $4,000.
The cost of your roof replacement may also be affected by the slope or pitch of your roof. If you have a particularly steep roof, your roof may not be considered ‘walkable’. This means that your roofing contractor will need to make extra preparations to work on your roof. The pitch of your roof also determines which underlay system you will need, another factor which can affect the price.
What are the additional costs of replacing a roof?
Before you can install a replacement roof, you need to have your old roof removed. Removing your old roof will cost between $1,500 and $3,000 (approximately). If you need your roof decking replaced, this is another added expense. Roof decking is sometimes referred to as roof sheathing. It’s a layer of wooden boards which are attached to the trusses and joists of your roof. Your roofing contractor uses these boards as a base to attach the roof shingles. Replacing your roof decking should cost between $1,00 and $1,500.
How do I know if I need my roof decking replaced?
When you have your roof replaced, the process may involve ‘tear-off’ replacement. This means that the roof layers above the decking are torn off, and then the new roof is rebuilt on top. However, this is only appropriate if your roof decking is in good condition. If the decking has extensive water damage, or is rotten, it’s best to replace this too. Your roofing contractor can assess the state of your decking, and go from here. If your roof is rotting, you may have noticed signs such as frequent leaks or the smell of mold.
How do I know if I need a roof replacement?
There are many signs which indicate that you might need a roof replacement. Firstly, you might notice that your roof shingles are cracked, broken or curling. You might see missing granules and streaks from algae or moss. Perhaps you haven’t noticed any of these signs, but you’ve had your roof for twenty years or more? In this case, it’s also advisable to get an expert opinion. Older roofing may have rotting decking or damaged underlay. Perhaps your roof is in okay condition, but you’re looking for a more eco-friendly option (aka a solar roof). The approximate cost of a solar roof is between $11,000 and $14,000.
Can I have my roof repaired instead?
Some homeowners opt for roof repair as opposed to roof replacement. Roof repair is a viable option if your roof is only slightly damaged. You should keep in mind that you may require additional repairs in the future. Your roofing contractor can assess the condition of your roof, to check if roof repair or roof replacement is more appropriate.
A high-quality roof
There are several benefits to having a high-quality roof installed. Firstly, you’ll have a durable roof which does not require frequent maintenance; you’ll also improve the energy efficiency of your home and reduce your heating bills. With a new roof, you’ll properly protect your home from the elements and extreme weather conditions. A top-quality roof can even add value to your property.
How can Concord Roofing help?
At Concord Roofing, we offer a top-quality roof replacement service, using only the very best materials and equipment. Our expert team is here to provide you with a reasonable quote based on the type of replacement that you need. Want to discuss roof repair vs roof replacement? Wondering how you can keep the costs down? Concord Roofing can give you all this advice and more. From offering guidance on materials to removing your old roof, Concord Roofing takes care of every stage of the process. Contact us today.