1 min read     •     August 1, 2020

Long and Short of Roofing Costs for 2021

How Much Does Roof Replacement Cost?

Roof replacement costs between $4,900 to $14,100 - this range depends on several factors.

What Are Roof Replacement Cost Factors?

Roofing contractors look at several variables to determine the price of a new roof, including its size, pitch, accessibility and cost of materials. Because of this, prices for a new roof can range drastically.

The #1 factor in the cost is the size of the roof.

This is how the roofers charge.

Roofers charge per roofing square. A 10-by-10-foot (100 square feet) area is equal to one roofing square.

“For example, if we’re working on a roof that is 3,000 square feet, it’s broken down into 30 squares,”

How Much is Roof Replacement In Your Area?

Replacing a roof is one of the costliest upgrades a homeowner can make. Contractors in different regions charge different rates for roof replacement. For example, in the North East and West coast the roof replacement cost range from $5 to $7 while in the South, they range from $2.50 to $3.

Does Pitch or Slope Affect Price?

The complexity of the roof design may require a little more extra materials. Contractors also charge more for installing shingles to complex roof designs.

A large variable in pricing is the roof’s pitch, or slope. Some roofs have a high pitch, while others have a low pitch or no pitch at all — all factors which affect the cost of the roofing project.

Expect to pay more if your roof is higher than most or difficult to access

How Much Do Roofing Materials Cost?

It costs from $1.20 to $4 a square foot to remove and replace the roof or $1,700 to $8,400 for a typical 1,700-2,100 square foot ranch-style home, with a gentle slope.


The cost per square foot for a wood shingle roof is between $6.37 and $8.77. That equates to about $1,274 to $1,754 per 200 square feet (or for two squares).

The cost and labor for an asphalt roof for a 1,200-square-foot house in larger markets across the country ranges between $4,100 and $6,000.


Highly rated roofing contractors tell us that asphalt is the most affordable roofing option, followed by wood, metal, tile and slate. Materials for a metal roof can cost upwards of $1,800 per 100 square feet. “You can pay twice as much for a metal roof compared to asphalt shingles, and as much as five times more for slate,”

While a good asphalt shingles may last 30 or more years, metal, tile, and slate may last 50 or more years, which can play a role in determining the type you want.

Be sure to discuss the cost of removing the old shingles and installation of new shingles. This price range can be wide. New contractors of smaller companies have a lower quotation than big companies. Beware of low bids because they may come from weekend warriors who lack liability insurance. Contractors without liability insurance may cause damages to the owner.

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What Are Other Roofing Cost Factors?

·         Water damage can also add to the final costs of a roofing project. Oftentimes, water damage isn't noticed until after the roofer has removed shingles and looked at the deck.

·         Significant water damage can also change the project from a roofing repair to a replacement.

·         Another factor that can affect the price is whether your home has chimneys or skylights. Having them can increase the cost of the project, as roofers must work around them.

·         The cost of repairing flashing around the chimney can range from $200 to $500, while repairing it around the skylight can average between $300 and $500.

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