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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!