As a homeowner, roof replacement is something you may be considering – but you might also be concerned about the expense. However, sometimes you have no choice about replacing your roof. As some of you may already have learned the hard way, if your roof has suffered some sort of damage from wind, hail, snow, etc. You may be experiencing leaks in the home and even mold, which puts the health of you and your family members at risk.
Even if the roof replacement isn’t an emergency, getting a new roof for your home has several benefits. That is including increased curb appeal and continued protection from the elements.
The real question is: how much will it cost, if I decide to replace my roof?
- Average cost to replace a roof
According to RoofingCalc.com, the average roof replacement cost runs between $6,000 and $9,350. This is based on an average roof size of approximately 1,700 square feet.
When considering the average cost to replace a roof, there are other variables you will want to take into account as well. Check out the list that follows to learn more.
Factors that affect the roof replacement cost
The roof’s square footage
As previously mentioned, the larger the home, the more materials the contractor will need to replace the roof. Therefore, the final price of the roof replacement will be more costly. For this reason, price per square foot (or per “square”) is sometimes a better gauge of affordability than overall project price. For example, if you ask your neighbor how much he or she paid for a roof replacement. But the house’s roof is 1,000 square feet smaller than yours. You will be sadly disappointed when all of your quotes come in at a much higher price point.
Scope of the job
As you procure quotes from roofing companies, you will want to find out this. If the roof replacement cost includes removing the old roofing shingles, as well as disposing of them. The cost of labor (to pull the shingles off), renting a dumpster, and disposing of the roofing materials at a recycling center or landfill are all important expenses to take into account.
You will also need to find out if this quote includes installation of the underlayment, flashing, and decking. For instance, HomeAdvisor.com states that if you “need new supports for a heavier material, you can expect to pay an extra $1,000 to $10,000, depending on. . . [the] reinforcement it requires.”
Your geographic location can also affect the cost of replacing a roof, as certain places are pricier than others. For example, if you request quotes near major metropolitan areas in states with a high cost of living (think San Francisco or New York City), where overhead costs of running a business are high. The average cost to replace a roof may appear inflated next to a sparsely populated area with a lower cost of living.
According to RoofingCalc.com, “For homeowners who live in large and expensive coastal cities like Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York City, Boston, and Washington DC, the average quoted residential roofing prices will range from $4.50 to $7.50 per square foot (or $450 to $750 per square) of asphalt shingles installed or replaced.”
Specifically, roof replacement in Maryland can range anywhere in the $4,500-$9,320 range. Obviously, this price may be higher or lower depending on the other factors on this list, such as the kind of roof shingle you select, square footage of the roof, etc.
If you stick with a common roof material like asphalt, the average cost of replacing a roof should be similar to the averages stated for your geographic area. However, if you are interested in materials like concrete, slate, or copper, expect a much higher estimate.
Consider this: Home Advisor estimates that some larger roofs (3,000+ square feet) could require upwards of $65,000 for a slate roof. On the other hand, a 1,000 square foot roof might only run $4,000-5,000 to replace. Thanks to the more affordable architectural shingles (Source: HomeAdvisor.com).
In addition to the a fore-mentioned factors, look into the length of the warranty that accompanies the roof replacement cost. A 5- to 10-year warranty may be cheaper in the short term. But 30 to 50-year warranties may be a safer bet. With a longer-lasting warranty, you don’t need to worry about taking on the expense of roof replacement multiple times.
Mid-Atlantic Remodeling Company: Your one-stop shop for affordable, quality roof replacement services
Mid-Atlantic Remodeling Company does not take the decision to replace your roof lightly. We understand that a roof replacement is a major expense. And you want to ensure you’ve hired the right company for this important renovation. That’s why we offer our customers a 50-year warranty on the full cost of materials and installation of your roof. Plus, our satisfied customers agree that Mid-Atlantic’s professional, knowledgeable staff will install your new roof with the best quality materials. And all at a competitive price point.
Check out our portfolio of roofing projects here: https://www.midatlanticremodelingco.com/project-fullwidth/.
As you can see, it doesn’t matter if it’s a sprawling, 7,000 square foot home, a church, a smaller residential property, or a small business. Mid-Atlantic Remodeling Company is prepared and ready to replace your roof, on budget and on time.
To receive a quote or discuss an insurance project – or to learn more about our full range of remodeling services – please visit Mid-Atlantic Remodeling Company today at https://www.midatlanticremodelingco.com/. You can also reach us by phone at (410) 918-0563.