How Much Does It Cost to Replace A Roof?

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The price of replacing a residential roof depends on several factors. When you request price quotes, make sure to avoid roofing scams by confirming the contractor you’re considering is fully licensed, bonded, and insured. Authentic Restoration offers top-notch, reliable roof replacement that provides value for your bucks.

If you’re wondering how much it costs to replace a roof, you’ve come to the right place. Here we discuss the factors that determine the cost of roof replacement and the average costs of roofing materials and labor.

If you have any specific questions about your job, please feel free to get in touch with us at 855-849-6494.

Important Factors To Consider When Pricing Roof Replacement

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A professional roofing contractor like Authentic Restoration looks at different variables to determine the price of roof replacement. Since every roofing company is unique, the cost of a new roofing system can drastically differ from one to the next. Some factors that determine cost are:

Roof size — This is the most significant factor that determines the price of roof replacement. A larger roof requires more materials, meaning it will cost more to cover it than a smaller roof.

Roof slope or pitch — If your roof is steep, it’s not walkable and requires quality staging to complete the replacement, which increases cost.

Type of roof being removed and installed — Some roofing materials are heavy, which means replacing them is more complicated. The number of shingle layers can also make them difficult to remove and install. These factors also affect the cost.

Costs may also vary depending on your home’s location. The price of construction materials is higher in some areas.

Additional details, such as accessories or roof system components, also affect the cost of your project. A skylight or a chimney, for instance, will increase the price of your roof replacement.

Average Cost of Roof Replacement

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Material Cost

Note that roofing materials sell per 100-square-foot square. In today’s market, individual materials generally cost between $100 and $1,000 per square. The exact price depends on the brand and type you purchase.

If you have a roof system with an average size of 17 squares, the roofing materials may cost between $2,500 and $25,000. To give you a better idea of how much the materials may cost, here are the prices of specific materials:

  • Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Rubber: $8,000–$14,000
  • Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Membrane: $10,000–$15,000
  • Wood Shingles: $14,000–$25,000
  • 3-Tab Asphalt Shingles: $7,000–$12,000
  • 30-year Shingles: $9,000–$15,000
  • 50-year Shingles: $11,000–$20,000
  • Aluminum Shingles: $15,000–$28,000
  • Steel Shingles: $14,000–$25,000
  • Standing Seam: $23,000–$30,000
  • Natural Slate: $25,000–$50,000
  • Clay Tiles: $25,000–$50,000
  • Concrete Tiles: $20,000–$40,000

Labor Cost

Labor costs vary but generally range from $150 to $300 per square. The specific price depends on the contractor and their location.

Note that labor costs make up about 60% of the entire roof replacement project. This cost breaks down to mean if the project’s total fee is $7,500, the labor portion amounts to $4,500.

All Factors Considered

Factoring in the labor and materials costs brings a total roofing cost to between about $10,000 and $20,000. If you have specific pricing requirements, you may reach out to a contractor like Authentic Restoration and ask for a quote.

Our roofing professionals will inspect your property thoroughly and assess the quote based on the property’s requirements.

Hire a Trustworthy Roofer

To keep your loved ones safe, take no chances when it comes to replacing your residential roof system. For roof replacement services, get in touch with Authentic Restoration at 855-849-6494. We’re the roofing company Birmingham, AL has trusted for over a decade!