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How Much Will A Roof Cost?

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Let’s just cut to the chase.  Roofs can be expensive.  Of course, if you look at the area the roof covers, and what it does for your home, one would only expect it to cost a good amount of money.  That being said, the prospect of a new roof can cause stress due to the cost. 

If your roof isn’t under the “needs attention now” category, then you have a little bit of time to plan and save for a new roof. This is the ideal situation so that you can plan the best materials, at your budget with the most suitable contractor! 

Angie’s List estimated in 2016 that the average roof cost was about $12,000.  This included the removal, shingles, and installation of the new roof.  However, the overall range of roofs was from 5,000 to the most expensive averaging $25,000. 

The cost of your roof varies with what you are having done.  Removing an old roof affects your cost of your roof.  How many layers needing to be removed also has a large affect in determining the cost.  These items are difficult to judge without an estimate from a contractor. 

But good news, there is a plug and drop calculator at roofcalc.org!  If you know the approximate size, amount of layers, and type of material you are looking at installing, roofcalc.org can spit out a number that can give you a pretty good idea of what a new roof may cost you.

Now, the best way you can estimate the cost of your roof, is to call a contractor for a real estimate.  They will be able to assess your roof’s condition, maybe other costs that need addressed that you aren’t aware of as well as the labor costs.  Many roofing contractors offer free estimates!   Even if you aren’t ready for your roof to be completed within the grace period of the estimate you receive, having a contractor come out to check things out is always a great idea!

Call your local contractor and schedule a time for them to come out and assess your roof. 

If you need more information about roofing costs or are in the greater Seattle area and need a FREE estimate, call us at 866-ROOFING!

  1. I want to make sure that I get the right roof, but I just don’t know how much it will cost. It makes sense that I would want to have a professional roofer take a look at it! That way they can do some measurements and get me an estimate for how much it will cost.

  2. It was good to read that the average roof cost was about $12,000. I just moved into a fixer upper a few months ago and getting a new roof is at the top of our renovation list. I’ll be sure to put extra money away just in case it ends up costing more.

    • lauraweldon05 lauraweldon05

      Hi Alena!

      Great idea about saving extra for your roof. So often we underestimate our budgets, when problems can arise that are unseen. Good luck with your roof!

  3. My husband and I are renovating our house, and we want to replace our roof. Right now we have asphalt singles, but I think I want slate or cedar shakes. I’ll have to look at prices though because if the most expensive roof is averaging $25,000 my choices might be out of our price range.

    • lauraweldon05 lauraweldon05

      Hi Alena,

      Just make sure that if you are looking at cedar shakes you research the flammability of them as well. If you choose a slate tile make sure that your home is structurally sound to hold the weight of the tiles. If your roof cannot hold the weight it will cost you extra to get it structurally sound in order to accommodate the weight of the tiles.

      Thanks!

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