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Typical Range: $5,196 - $10,136

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Roof Replacement Costs

Nationally, the average homeowner spends about $7,654 to install a new roof, and most spend within a range of $5,196 and $10,136. There are certain cities like Denver ($9,000) that are higher than average, and others that are below average like Austin, TX ($7,000).

Roofs perform such an essential function that "keeping a roof over your head" is synonymous with the very concept of shelter. When it comes to maintaining your investment, the smartest money you spend could be on this project. So, while paying $5,000 to $10,000 or more for this project might seem high, understand that there is good reason. A lot of time, effort and equipment is involved in keeping your installation up to snuff.

Outlined in this guide are in-depth prices to give you a realistic sense of installation rates and what's involved in the process. Always get quotes from at least 3 to 4 professionals so that you get an accurate range that's within a margin of $2,000 to $3,000. If you’re not sure that you even need this service, hiring a roof inspector costs $100 to $300 and can be very helpful in your decision process.

If you don't need a complete replacement, then you may want to read this guide on roof repair costs. The rates and services of a handyman can vary widely depending on the market and handyman. A handyman or woman is a skilled generalist. Some jurisdictions require them to have license, but the term applies to a jack-of-all-trades who performs minor repairs or construction tasks on residential sites.

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Cost to Reroof a House

Reroofing a house costs an average of $7,654, with most homeowners spending between $5,196 and $10,136. It's important to note that this price fluctuates depending on factors like:

  • Size
  • Pitch
  • How it's installed on your frame/deck
  • Products and supplies
  • Layers
  • Code requirements
  • Skylights, chimneys, plumbing pipes or other features

When you're getting an estimate, it's important to know they're going to quote you on a "per square" basis. For these projects, 100 square feet is considered a roofing square.

The per square rate contains all relevant factors:

  • The price of the shingles
  • Supplies
  • Any protective elements (if you live in cold or hot climates)
  • Removal of waste
  • Labor

Roofing Prices

Roofing materials alone cost anywhere from $100 per square to $1,000 per square, depending on the type you choose. For an average roof of 17 squares (according to the United States Census, which puts average home size at 2,200 square feet and two stories), that makes for average total product prices like:

  • $2,500 for 3-tab asphalt shingles
  • $3,000 for galvanized steel
  • $14,000 for
  • $20,000 for high-end options like slate
  • $25,000+ for copper

Consider that, for most projects, the quote breaks out to 40 percent product and 60 percent labor. You can find more information about your options and their unique pros, cons and prices in our guide to roofing costs.

Cost to Tear Off & Replace Roof

The removal of an old roof can cost $1 to $5 per square foot. The job averages $1,000 to $1,500. Some contractors charge hourly, which can run from $40 to $80 per hour. Also, if you have rotting timbers or need new supports for a heavier material, you can expect to pay an extra $1,000 to $10,000, depending on what sort of repair or reinforcement it requires.

Pros often factor removal into the project quote alongside replacement. The rate fluctuates based on material, location, complexity and workload. Removing the old shingles is the hardest part of the job no matter if you're a contractor or a DIYer. While doing it yourself can save about $1,000, pros can do the job safely and efficiently. See our shingle removal tips for more insights.

Roofing Labor Cost per Square or Square Foot

Labor for roofing projects ranges from $150 to $300 per square or $1.50 to $3 per square foot, depending on factors like the product you’re installing and the conditions of the structure. Labor and overhead usually make up 60 percent of the project total. For example, for the average spend of $7,500, $4,500 will go toward labor and overhead.

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Average Cost to Replace a Roof per House Size

House by Square Foot

Roof by Square Foot

Re-Roofing Cost*



$4,000 - $5,500



$4,200 - $6,000



$4,500 - $6,500



$5,500 - $8,000



$6,000 - $8,500



$6,500 - $9,000



$6,700 - $9,500



$7,000 - $10,000



$7,400 - $10,500



$9,000 - $13,000



$11,200 - $16,000

*The rates are based on the total to install architectural shingles ($350 to $500 per square) for a pitch of 4/12 on a single-story home.

Keep in mind that your roof size will not match the area of your house. You must consider factors like overhangs and pitch. You will learn more about calculating these measurements further on in this guide.

Shingle Roof Change Cost Estimate

A new shingle roof, including removal costs, is $6,000 to $11,500. Shingles are a popular option for roofing in the United States. Although "shingle roof" often conjures up images of a typical asphalt product, the fact is that unless your roof features a single piece of material that caps the building, it falls under the category of a "shingle" style.

Your shingles might be asphalt, clay, slate, wood or metal. The right choice for your home depends on your tastes and your budget for both installation and maintenance. Each product has its own requirements for care, and it helps to first learn about shingle maintenance and life expectancy.

You can also get impact-resistant products, which come in various types. If you decide to invest in impact-resistant products, know that they:

  • Provide deck protection
  • Defenses against leaks
  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Decrease the risk of blow-off during inclement weather
  • Enhance the beauty of a home

Learn more about each type below and in this guide to shingle types.

Cost to Reshingle a Roof

Reshingling a roof costs $5,000 to $10,000 on average. The type of roofing you use will greatly influence the rate for reshingling your home. Different types have their own unique pros, cons and prices.

Asphalt Shingles: Professional asphalt shingle installation costs between $5,000 and $10,000.

    • Most common type
    • Light-weight
    • Easy to install
    • Low-cost
    • Most DIY-friendly
    • DIY costs average $2,000 to $4,000
    • More recyclable now than in years past

Wood Shake: A natural wood shake roof installation costs $10,000 to $20,000.

    • Rubber or plastic wood shake runs from $10,000 to $18,000
    • High-end synthetics can run over $20,000.
    • Gorgeous appearance
    • High-maintenance
    • All-natural
    • Deteriorates quickly
    • Prone to fire
    • Requires treatment to resist insects and mold
    • Easy to DIY replacement shingles

Metal:  Metal roofing installation runs from $5,000 to $12,000.

    • Copper: 
    • Many attractive options
    • Resistant to climate conditions
    • High-end options are a good long-term investment
    • Learn more about metal vs. asphalt shingles

Tile: Tile roofing costs $7,000 to $18,000.

    • Concrete tile: $8,000 to $22,000
    • Clay tiles: $13,000 to $30,000
    • Customizations and exotic tiles: $30,000 to $50,000+.
    • Long life expectancy
    • Tiles are easy to repair and replace
    • Custom shapes and colors available

Slate: Installing slate roofing costs $5,000 to $14,000 for the average home.

  • 2,000 square foot home: $18,000 to $45,000 
  • 3,000 square feet or more: $27,000 to $65,000+.
  • Synthetic slate: $12,000 to $30,000 
  • Long life expectancy
  • Natural appearance
  • Popular on larger houses
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New Roof Cost Factors

A new roof costs $5,000 to $10,000. However, you might get a quite that initially says $3,000 when you speak to the contractor on the phone. Then after closer inspection, the quote could go up to between $6,000 and $8,000. What your initial quote might not include are the hassles the contractor might run into during the project. These could be problems with your ventilation, gutters, chimneys, etc. Each could drive up the total for the project. When the professional does a walkabout, they will be able to point out problems and reassess the quote based on what they will have to do.

This could be due to a number of reasons, like:

  • Leaking chimney or skylight flashing
  • Removing excess layers
  • Pitch
    • Ranch style: Simple, less expensive.
    • Colonial: Has a few slopes but isn't too hard.
    • Tudor: Has many slopes, eaves and can be problematic, so it's expensive in comparison to other types.
  • Substrate or deck damage
  • Winter damage (learn more about winter roof damage)
  • Mold
  • Difficult removal due to previous installation
  • Pooling water
  • Fascia and soffit damage
  • Gutter damage

Contractors will explain that there will be an overhead cost when they give you the quote, so you should budget additional funds just in case.

Garage Roof Replacement Cost

Replacing a garage roof costs $1,000 to $2,000, though your rate will depend on size, pitch and material. Consider adding better ventilation and insulation during this process if your garage needs it.

Average garage roof sizes:

  • One-car: 250-350 sq. ft.
  • Two-car: 350-450 sq. ft.
  • Three-car: 700-1,000 sq. ft.

Popular materials:

  • Rolled roofing
  • Asphalt
  • Metal

Townhouse Roof Replacement

Replacing a townhouse roof costs $2,000 to $5,000. There are several unique factors for townhouse projects, including those that affect price and responsibility:

  • Homeowner Associations (HOA) often regulate.
  • HOA may be financially responsible.
  • Likely connected to neighboring homes.
  • Three-story homes cost more in labor.
  • Options may be limited.
  • Tear-off rates affect price. 
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Average Price of Replacing Your Roof vs. Repairing

A new roof costs $7,500 on average, versus an average of $550 for repairs. Just because you have a leak doesn't mean you need to call a roofing contractor right away. Here are some cases where you don’t need a full replacement.

Consider replacing your roof when:

Certain products cost more to repair than others. Slate roof repairs cost $700 to $2,000, for example. This is versus asphalt repair costs of $300 to $1,000.

For more information, see this material-based look at when to repair or replace roofing.

Roof Removal Costs

Slate or Tile Shingles

Removing slate or tile shingles costs $125 to $150 per square. The basic premise of stripping slate or tile is the same as for asphalt. However, the weight of slate and tile builds up much faster, so the pros have to remove them in smaller quantities. Also, some people re-use old tiles and slate in other projects, so it's not wise to break any that are in good shape. This extends labor time and adds to the total budget you’ll need. Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of tile roofing.

Wood Shake Roofs

Wood shake removal costs $100 to $125 per square. Pros remove wood shakes in a manner almost identical to asphalt except that many crews work horizontally instead of vertically. The first step is always to remove the ridge cap, but instead of working downward to jacks, they roll up the shake and underlayment horizontally from one side of the surface to the other. If you tried this with asphalt, the roll would become too heavy to lift safely or throw into the debris bin.

Metal Roofs

Removing metal shingles or panels costs $125 to $175 per square. Metal roofs aren't a new concept. Many homes dating to the 1930s have them. The fact that they still have their original metal roofing after almost a century attests to the durability of the material. However, those that have been poorly maintained will need panel replacement. Also, some do not have the soundproofing of modern products, and the homeowner wants to upgrade while keeping a high-quality product overhead.

These products come off in large panels and pros have to cut new panels to shape. They rest on a framework to provide maximum support, and this framework lays on top of the underlayment. The crew has to remove all of this to inspect the boards beneath. While it's a lot of work, it also tends to go quickly compared to other types because the crew can work on large sections at a time.

If the structure is in good shape but could use an aesthetic boost, consider having it painted instead. Painting a metal roof costs $1,200 to $3,700.

Cost to Redo a Roof with a Different Type

Redoing a roof with a different material runs from $7,000 to $12,000 and more. This rate includes the tear-off.

If you are replacing one product with another of the same type, you usually have no major concerns. However, if you are replacing a lighter product, such as asphalt, with something heavier, like slate or clay tiles, you'll want to be sure that your framing can support it. Before going with heavier option, have your frame and trusses inspected and strengthened if necessary to make sure they can support the weight of the new product.

Potential added elements of this project include:

  • Inspection
  • Truss repairs
  • Truss reinforcement
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How Much Does New Roof Installation Cost?

Building a brand-new roof on a home costs $10,000 to $20,000 or more, depending on the products you use. This installation involves the cost of new framing and trusses, underlayment and shingles, and supplies and labor. Metal framing costs more than wood.

How Much Roofing Do I Need?

To get an idea of how much material you’ll need for your roof, you have to find the surface area, height and pitch of your roof. You’ll use these numbers to find how many squares of material will cover the area. For help with these measurements and formulas, use our roofing calculator and measurement guide.  

How Do I Calculate the Height & Pitch of My Roof?

You can get the height and pitch of your roof without getting on the roof. These methods involve measuring from the ground with weighted string and taking measurements in your attic. Knowing these measurements ahead of time can help you get more accurate quotes from pros in your area, and it can help you get an accurate understanding of the budget you’ll need. Reference our roofing calculator and measurement guide for detailed steps and formulas.

What Is the Cost of a New Roof and Gutters?

A new roof and gutters should cost $8,500, as gutter installation averages $1,000 and a new roof is typically $7,500.

Cost Factor

Breakdown for Average Home

Gutters: Material


Gutters: Labor


New Roof: Material


Roof: Labor and Overhead




How Much Does Flashing Replacement Cost?

Flashing replacement costs $200 to $500 per project area. Project areas are places like valleys in the structure and features like chimneys and skylights. When you replace your roofing, you’ll definitely want to replace the valley flashing and any cracked or rusted materials.

Will a Roofer Replace the Fascia and Soffit During My Roofing Project?

The roofer won’t always need to replace the fascia and soffits when they replace your roof. If these features are in good condition and aren’t housing pests, they can usually be integrated with the new roofing system. However, if they are in poor shape, it’s best to get this work done at the same time as your roofing project. Replacing fascia and soffits costs $600 to $6,000. Your expert contractor can help you determine whether or not you should upgrade these features.

DIY Roofing vs. Hiring a Roofer

Replacing your roof as a DIY project costs $2,500 to $5,000 versus the $5,000 to $10,000 average to hire a professional. This is a sizable job that can lead to all kinds of unexpected complications. You may:

  • Find damaged timber in the framing/deck.
  • Strip the surface and find that your new products won’t be delivered in time.
  • Install the wrong product for your slope, frame or environment. See these tips on choosing the right shingles.
  • Take unnecessary safety risks.

It's because of these unforeseen problems that many people, even those who know what they're doing, leave it to the professionals. Expert contractors will ensure that:

  • You get the right product for your home and
  • The project goes according to schedule.
  • The crew takes steps in proper order and without delay.
  • They catch problems early enough to manage, such as damaged timbers.
  • They follow proper safety precautions.

If you’re confident in your skills, see this advice on DIY roofing. However, given that a lasts anywhere from 25 years to the life of the building, it can be well worth it to hire a professional. To start on the right track, find a roofer near you.

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Kevin Rice More than 1 year ago
I've roofed houses for over 25 years and it seems to me like contractors want to retire from one job. People want to make money from other doing the work in a lot of ways. There's building permits that have to be bought in many areas. Of course these people that are paid or make money from these permits do nothing themselves when it comes to physically working on the projects. I was self employed, never had to advertise because the work I did spoke for itself. I was never insured and roofers insurance is very expensive. I just think it's wrong taking advantage of people by making enough money to pay for a new vehicle every week. How do people sleep at night from making money through people working hard to make an honest living?
Kathy Saxon More than 1 year ago
Are you still in the roofing business? Maybe you could do mine!
Jeff Comer More than 1 year ago
I have just gotten a quote from Home Depot. My home is around 2000 sq feet with a basic pitched roof and asphalt shingles. The quote was $21,481.74. Are you kidding me? This did not include any repair of the decking which might need to be done, I will be looking elsewhere.
Robert Thomas More than 1 year ago
Hello Jeff, I am curious if you have gotten any more quotes? I am going to be building a brand new 2000 square feet home, so I am researching information on new roof cost. From your comments sounds like you would not recommend Home Depot.
Nancy Curtis More than 1 year ago
Very Helpful, learned a-lot! Thank you, we will now feel secure when we are looking at quotes and will know what questions to ask.
Richard Ortego More than 1 year ago
Our house is 2800 Sq ft, Sears quoted $25,000. My area averages should range up to  $8500. Not gonna go to happen.
Larry Hyman More than 1 year ago
I went on this site to find a cost per Sq. to remove and install shingles. by zip code. What good is knowing average costs with no Square footage???
Tom Gralfs More than 1 year ago
With the wind damage in the Spokane CoeurdAlene area roofers are in high demand and I have not found one yet that is reasonable.  I priced out materials myself to $4000.  I got a $26000 bid ($21k if we give them a good review), and a few around $12k.  I have a single level house, 2-12 pitch with 4 valleys  32 sq.  with no structure damage.  I dont have time to do this, and my back is not as it was 20 years ago, but it looks like I will be doing this myself.
Cynthia Swanson More than 1 year ago
I found the costing article confusing and not sure if in then first graph showing a high average of $8,800, with one outlyer super high amount of 13,000 for my area for average amount paid for an asphault roof install, includes everything involved in a typical asphault roof replacement. And whatbtypenofnroofndoes this represent? What span of warranty (30,40?) I have 6 bids for a 30 square basic ranch style house and have received bids from $10,500-14,500 for 30 yr and $1,000 or so more for 40 yr. Either these home advisor cost estimates are extremely outdated or they only represent a portion of the job. Or, every contractor in my area is overcharging bynalot. Would help if this was more clearly defined, because it is meaningless when comparing to real life cost estmates for a complete roof install. It was helpful reading the discussions not different aspects...but still added to the confusion of whether those individual costs are addl or included in the first graph.
TIM DO More than 1 year ago
Cynthia - go to this and enter your zip code and sq. ft of materials needed for your project. It will give you a cost estimate. Then you use the Estimated Cost to negotiate with your contractor. I recently got 3 quotes for a 32 sq. roof. And got $9000 - $12,700. So I went went with the lowest guy $9k. I found his company name (EZ Home Improvements, Holmdel-NJ) on and has some good reviews. 

I know that many people say don't pick the low ball quote - you might get a bad job. As they say "you get what you pay for". In this case, I had a different perspective - so I picked him. Some of my neighbors had their roof done a few years ago and they paid in the range of $6000-$14000. My next door neighbor paid $14000 two years ago.

If you think about it - if the guy that charges you cheap and does a bad job; you will not refer him to other people you know. So they have to do a good job. Also, you get quote from those big roofing contractor companies - they will charge you more to make more profit. All roof contractors use the same materials (GAF, Corning Owens, IKO, etc.) and all standard materials to use for a complete roof job. Just that they are greedy in making more money on labor and materials.

Good Luck with your project.
TIM DO More than 1 year ago roof is 32 sq. on a single-family house (ranch style) with low pitch. I paid $9000 for Architectural shingles (Slatestone Gray). I even asked the guy to install a roof vent for my bathroom and kitchen exhaust fan [I purchased the roof vents from Home Depot].. Also changed all flashing for vent pipes.
Carol Lewallen More than 1 year ago
I've been getting an education on roofing by going on line looking up every roofing word I don't know as well as what the cost of the materials are. I'm not a roofer nor a handy person, what do I know about soffits,fascia or ice & water shield,etc.??? I've gotten word of mouth guys as well as this site guys to come out & give quotes on the roof. The price ranges from $3800-$6000 and I must say I don't see why this roof would cost $6000. After viewing the 4 quotes its all the same job just some wording is used differently, like felt vs. underpayment or ice & water shield. I understand it now and made copies of the quotes and compared each to the others and then asked questions. One quote is so hard to read that I typed up what I think it says and emailed it back to him with all my questions. Now Im waiting on them for the answers then I'll decide on who gets the job. If you can take your time and ask question and let them know what's important to you. For me it's the clean up because of the day care next door and the little kids could get hurt just by a nail left in the grass or where is the dumpster being placed? Is the dumpster included in the cost or do I pay more for it? Ask, ask ask and if you feel they are putting you off then move on to the next guy until all concerns and questions are covered. Happy roofing!
Marvin Ezaki More than 1 year ago
just received estimate from Golden West Roofing and price was exorbitant.Brian who is owner estimated cost of roof to be $16750 at first.I told him it was $6000 more than other estimates.He then went back up on roof and changed dollar amount to $13500.Still at $13500 was still $3000 more than 2 estimates i already received from other roofers.I looked at Average project cost off of this Website and it was $5247-$10778 not even close to Golden West estimate of $16750.Would not trust Golden West to do job and he was one of top rated roofers off this website.Very disappointed in price.Wasted my time.Still receiving other estimates from other roofers in immediate Whittier area
henry James More than 1 year ago
I haven`t had my roof done yet, but hopefully in the next two weeks.   The main reason these people are emptying our pockets is that we don`t know the roofing business and they take advantage of our lack of knowledge and use it against us, and I happen to be on of those people that don`t know as well. Hey Mr. Kevin Rice down there !!.... if you`re still in the business, Let`s hook up. Let me know something. I need this roof soon.
Charles Taylor More than 1 year ago
i had two contractors out to estimate my new roof. They ranged from $19,500 to $ 25,500. There are two layers of old roof that must be removed. Roofing this house is like doing two houses since the house and attached garage is 40ft by 80 ft and requires 45 squares of roof material. The roof  would be easier than most with only a 5/12 pitch and no valleys. The architectural shingles would cost $4500 from Menards. Adding in the ridge vent, roof underpayment, drip edge and frost guard would probably cost another $1000. I believe these contractors can purchase these materials for less than my $5500 outlay. A dumpster would probably cost $500. At my material cost of $6000 that leaves $13,500 to $19,500 for labor charges and profit. The estimated time to complete the job was 3 days. If you use 5 roofers at $50/hour at 10 hours a day times three days equals $7500 in labor. The profit appears to $6000 to $12000 on the high end. Seems like a healthy profit. What am I missing?
Teresa Jones More than 1 year ago
For Total Roof Replacement These Number Is Way low For Good Quality and Workmanship. Roofing company Doing Jobs at these cost average Is having to Cut alot of Corners to survive in this industry. Also why they usually dont survive past 5 years.
Ruth R J Jimemez More than 1 year ago
 Home Depot Roof Replacement 15500-15+ not included Solar Water Heater Damage beyond repair. ceiling plywood damage from high wind and water damage, ceiling water damage, and roof plywood water damaged. New Plywood , New Solar, New Ceilings, Possible Walls with attached Garage with Plywood Damage.  Insured Claim. I will need a Project Manager the AC Unit is on the Roof (?).I don't know , What would you estimate?
neil hutsko More than 1 year ago
Carmen Morris More than 1 year ago
I have one estimate in for my roof, Lowe's $16,800 for a 1650 sq. ft. house. I have two other contractors come out this week to provide quotes. This goes well over the range of $5,802-$14,567 and the average of  9,933 for my area. Lowe only offered one type of roofing, a high end Corning shingle. I like to have a choice not be told this is the only one we will install.
Trell Hen More than 1 year ago
very informative thank you
R Ramsy More than 1 year ago
I wish I had found this website earlier!  We have been taken to the cleaners.

Can anyone tell me if the roof has been stripped clean, how much would it cost to install 80 sheets of radiant barrier plywood?

Labor and material.

Please help?
Karen Baker More than 1 year ago
1972 roof with little pitch. Old Ranch Style home. Roofers called it a flat roof. My estimates only gave 5 year warrant/guarantee???. TPO type material was 15 and 20 year with no regular roof coating which the others all regularly (4 or 5 yr.) require.  The TPO type didn't bid yet. Haven't decided but really do not want only 5 years and regular coating. Any suggestions?
MARTHA BRENN More than 1 year ago
Could you please advise the price of a roof  with  GAF Shingles , the  house is  aprox 1100-1200 sf
Thank you 
Sue Wilcox More than 1 year ago
my house is less than 1600 sq ft
catherine commisso More than 1 year ago
Looking to put a 7' deep sloped overhang across the front of my cottage in the 45's. Want it to look like a porch. Know anyone who might be interested in this project?
Charles Parker More than 1 year ago
Very helpful I learn a lot even though my project is only replacing a shred roof. 
neil hutsko More than 1 year ago

Chris Sable More than 1 year ago
I will let you know how satisfied I am with estimates I am getting to replace my roof.  The first one is exhorbitant and blew me out.  These days one has to be rich to be able to maintain a house in good condition....
Tom Billiodeaux More than 1 year ago
Materials costs have gone up 25% over a year ago (2015 till 2016).  I am estimating labor to be same cost as materials plus 20%.  I belive $3/sq foot of floor space will work.  I have a 3200 sq.ft home with hip roof construction (shingle) and preparing for $15k to replace.
larry charles More than 1 year ago
two years ago I had my roof replaced for $4700, and now the same contractor wants $5700.
Judith Lee More than 1 year ago

I just had an inspection on a home I have an accepted offer to purchase.

The home was built in 1950 and has a rubber roof which has been repaired "multiple

times" and is pooling water according to the inspector.

Is it more costly to remove a rubber roof?

Is it likely it will need gutters, fascia, etc also?

Al Garcia More than 1 year ago
Get several quotes before , may need to negotiate  before all is said and done , consider all factors and cost of replacing roof a lot of adjusters are looking for the least $ out of their own pockets . 
Eveline Knieling More than 1 year ago
Ocean Extreriors Inc, wanted $27,000 to do my roof, and even with so called discounts, wanted $20, 000. I am going to look at other estimates, because that is ridiculous. Con men, and liars. 
Paul Rader More than 1 year ago
We were in high need of roof replacement with existing leaks. It was a shame several contractors were asked through other sources and only three responded to view project. We chose the contractor with the better warranty and known references even though his bid was nearly a grand more than the only other written bid offered.
Sarah Morales More than 1 year ago
This is my first home. When I bought it it was a HUD home in foreclosure and there are no records as to when the last roof was put on. The house was built in 1967 so I'm sure it has seen more than one roof. I have to change home owners insurance and they all ask me the same question " how old is the roof?" I never know what to tell them. I have no leaks and no signs of loose shingles. I know that there are hurricane clips in the attic so I don't think the roof is that old. What do think I should do? I broke my back last year and now I am on disability so my budget is very tight and since I am a single woman I don't want to be taken advantage of ( we all know it happens )
Robert Phillips More than 1 year ago
Got an estimate. 1250 square foot or so. 4 pitch. Replacing gutters as well. Some leak, estimating 3 boards for that at $75 a piece. Being charged $15800. Sounds really high. Am I being ripped off? Still within my window to cancel.
Robert Phillips More than 1 year ago
Got another for $10,200 (8916 plus removal at about 500 and tax) so yeah.... that was very high.
William Laudani More than 1 year ago
I have received about 6 quotes to reroof a 6000 sq. ft. concrete tile roof. Prices range from about $38,000 to $50,000. This includes a small soffit repair necessitating partial removal of a screen enclosure, working around a lightning rod system, a 6' x 2' skylight replacement, permits and inspections, debris removal, laying plywood down to protect a paver driveway, plastic sheeting over the pool, etc. Some of the contractors cannot begin for 3 months due to backlogs.
dickey skinner More than 1 year ago
a lot of information to consider. talk to people and find references for the work they have performed. that's where i'm at now.
menta hilton More than 1 year ago
so far all of the estiments i,ve gotten have been way too much
johnny elliott More than 1 year ago
im trying to find out average price per square no one like to tell you that.
wesley goodman More than 1 year ago
The roffing companies don't like to give you a per square cost, because different insurance companies pay different prices per square. So they don't want to short themselves. The homeowner shopping for the cheapest price is really doing the insurance company a favor. It's not like you get to pocket the savings!!! That's insurance fraud!!! lol.....Make the roofing company and the insurance company earn their money!!! What you can do legally, is charge the roofing company to advertise with a sign in your yard. I suggest charging them whatever your deductible is. Most large reputable companies will be more than happy to do this for you.
Adam Sabel More than 1 year ago
Depending on this state your in this may also be insurance fraud. In my experience the prices quoted in this article are also not accurate.
thomas christensen More than 1 year ago
Pretty good article.make sure you hire a licensed and insured roofer, with a gaf certification.and insist on written warranty.
Watch out for the box stores, chains,  all work is subbed out.price is usually double.
AINES MAZA More than 1 year ago
Can't make copy of these tips. Not printer friendly. :)

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