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How Much Does Roofing Cost

Depending on your needs, roof replacement costs may vary. For example, if you have a 1,800 square foot home with asphalt shingle roofs, it would range from $4286 -$6429 (depending upon which type) for a new roof installation.

The things to consider while roofing is:

  • Cost by materials
  • Factors affecting the cost
  • Roofing shingles cost
  • Contractor cost
  • Labor cost
  • Avoiding unnecessary costs

Let's discuss them one at a time.

Cost by Materials

The roofing industry is a huge business, and it's easy to see why when you take into account all of the different available materials. Here is the list of materials and their cost per 1800 square feet. 


Factors Affecting the Cost

Several factors can affect the price of a roof, like the material and the technique. Your contractor will assess these qualities in order to provide you with an estimate for the job's completion. 

We can break down roofing costs into two categories:

  • Contractor cost 60%
  • Material cost 40%

These factors which affect the cost are:

  • Home size
  • Local labor rates
  • Roof materials installed
  • Slope and pitch of the roof
  • Old roofing removal
  • Permits and fees

Roofing Shingles Cost

The average price for roof installation can vary depending on the type and size of your home, as well as local prices in areas where you live. To find out how much it will be, talk with a contractor specializing in this field.

You can see the roof shingle cost chart below to get an estimate of the costs of different types of shingles:


Contractor Cost

If you get roofing quotes from at least four local contractors, you can ensure that you are getting the best price for your roof replacement. Make sure to ask for itemized bids so that you can compare costs and make an informed decision. 

Be sure to ask what is included in one of the bids if it is significantly higher or lower than the others.

Hiring a roofer is an important decision. Make sure you get an experienced and qualified professional who will not overcharge for their services (especially if they are new). 

Researching contractors on Yelp or other websites can help give some insight into how reliable/trustworthy someone might be before hiring them as well- vet out your options with checklists.

Labor Cost

The labor cost will vary depending on where you live, but it's important to ensure that this is comparable across all contractors. The average range can become anywhere from $1-3 per square foot for materials and an experienced installer's time. 

Depending on the roof type and complexity level in each city block, these numbers may change.

Avoiding Unnecessary Costs

Just like any other task, roofing has some hidden tasks as well. These hidden costs are:

  • Stay away from contractors who request the entire roof replacement cost or demand a large cash deposit upfront.
  • Avoid the type of person who wants you to sign a contract immediately. 
  • Watch out for outliers in your quotes.

Knowing and avoiding such costs can make a lot of difference. The best way to avoid any hidden charges is by asking your contractor about them beforehand and keeping a log of each expense.

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