Replacing your roof is not an easy decision, roofing material, company, and costs are just a few of the factors you will need to consider. You can use the roofing calculator below to get a rough estimate of roofing costs per square foot depending on the type of roofing material.
It will display 3 figures; low, average, and high figures for the estimator tool. Costs can vary widely depending on how complex your roofing structure is, type of roofing material, overall slope, number of chimneys, sky-lights, taxes, permits, and other roof structures not listed.
Measure your roof – with a tape measure, go corner to corner and measure ground dimensions of your home. If it has overhangs, add them to your sizes.
For example: If overhangs are 6″, add 1 foot to each side. If overhangs are 2 feet on front an back, and there are no overhangs on the sides, add 4 feet to the appropriate side.
Enter the slope – you can guesstimate or measure it. We have a “pitch measuring tool”, or you can use a simple square tool, line it up with your roof’s gable and measure RISE over RUN.
How Much Do Roofing Materials Cost?
It costs from $1.50 to $5 a square foot to remove and replace the roof or $1,900 to $8,700 for a typical 1,900-2,300 square foot ranch-style home, with a gentle slope.
The cost per square foot for a wood shingle roof is between $6.89 and $8.90. That equates to about $1,340 to $1,900 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 $4,500 and $6,500.
Roof Replacement or Repair?
When leaks occur the first question to ask is whether the roof can be repaired or if it should be replaced. If the roof is relatively new and the leaks are simple to repair then a repair may be in order.
If it’s over 20 years old and the leaks are widespread then a full replacement may be necessary. Most will be somewhere in between however and the decision may require an expert. Consult a roofer to get an inspection and identify your options.