If you have to get your roof replaced, that can earn considerable expenditure. Depending on the structure of the roof and the kind of building materials involved, you need to estimate the cost in terms of materials required as well as the labor costs that would be involved. In most cases, home or building owners often put off such replacement construction unless it becomes a dire necessity.
If you have a shingle roof that needs replacement, the right time would be to get it done in the summer months or at least by fall time. The costs of materials keep changing over time and roofing materials, as well as labor considerations, would amount to a substantial sum. Here are some guidelines that can help you get an idea on the updated costs in the market. You can then plan the replacement of your single roof with the right budget in mind.
When you wish to get the shingle roof replaced, remember that the roofers in different US states would charge differently as well as depending on the grade and classification of the roofing material. The costs depend on the following:
- Type of roof or total surface area to be covered.
- Shingle material choice.
- Location of your building.
- Contractor or roofing material suppliers your source material from.
In general, composition shingles usually cost with a starting price, per square foot of $ 2.75 which can go up to $7.50. Hence, it would amount to $275 or a maximum price of $750 for each square which equals 100 square foot area. Usually, the average roof size is around 1700 square feet.
How different factors influence?
Once you know the range of cost estimate to keep in mind, you can seek quotes from your local roofing contractor. They might charge a price between $4 to $5 for every square foot of replacement done for a roof made of asphalt shingles. The differences would come by depending on the contractor you choose to work with or the location of your home. For instance, prices that are charged for such materials and construction in West Coast or the North East are considerably higher than in regions in the deep south.
The style of house you have determines the roof structure and the roof surface area that needs to be covered. If you have a family house as a single unit or a ranch style home the roof area would range between 15 to 20 squares. As a result, for such homes, you can expect to pay a maximum of $8000 and a minimum of $5000. The cost differences come in case the structure or shape of the roof makes installation difficult or if you wish to use premier building materials. Many roofers also provide guarantees on the workmanship they provide but that can drive up the costs.
The above points will help you get a fair idea of how much to estimate for a roof replacement for your home. If you need to get it done, it would be wise to start contacting contractors in your area and get the optimal quote on such work.