When you are looking into getting your downriver roof replaced, you need to know everything that contributes to the cost. The average price to replace your home’s roof can range from $5,000 – $28,000. This pricing includes things like square footage, materials, the local labor cost.

The average price of a mid-range roof replacement can cost more than $20,000. At this price point, it is no wonder why people are concerned about the cost of roof replacement. Which brings us to the obvious question: how much does a new roof really cost, anyway?

How Much Does a New Roof Cost?

If you are going to spend your hard-earned money, you want to get the best possible deal on your new roof. With that said, are a few items that you should never bargain shop for when considering the cost of replacement roof materials.

To start, depending on your location, replacing the roof on a 2,000 square foot home can cost between $7,700 and $16,500. Now, this includes fully installing asphalt shingles on your home as well. This estimate is particularly useful if you are looking to purchase a new shingle roof.

Again, depending on where you live, the average price to replace an asphalt shingle roof is about $7 per square foot to install. This roof replacement includes:

  • All the roofing materials
  • Removal of up to two layers of the old roof
  • Disposal and dumpster fees
  • Permit fees
  • Professional installation
  • Workmanship warranty

Your estimate can also depend on the project specifics and the type of shingle that you choose to use. Additionally, your roofing estimate is dependent on the roofing system that you install, your roof’s complexity, and the location of your home.

It’s important to note the average size of an American home is about 2,000 square feet. If your home was built more than 20 years ago, there is a good chance it could be smaller. However, newer homes are much larger on average.

So, why does this matter? The size of your roof changes according to:

  • How many stories or levels you have
  • The type and slope/pitch of roof shape
  • The complexity of your architectural design

If you are looking to replace your three-tab asphalt shingles, you can expect to pay approximately $7,000 and $12,500. If you are looking for a 30-year shingle roof replacement you should prepare to possibly spend between $9,000 and $16,500. If you take it a step further, a 50-year shingle replacement costs between $11,000 and $1,500.

The cost range is $8,000 and $15,500 to replace your EPDM rubber roof. If you have a PVC or TPO membrane roofs, you may be spending out between $10,000 and $16,500 in for a full roof replacement.

The final few roof replacement types costs include:

  • Standing seam replacement – $23,000-$30,500
  • Steel shingle replacement – $14,000-$25,500
  • Wood shingle replacement – $14,000-$25,500

It is critical to remember though that these costs are based on a “national average.” Meaning your costs will vary depending on your home’s location, region, and number of stories. The number of old shingles to be removed is also a big factor.

What to Look for in a New Roof

We understand that replacing your roof is an investment. It may be surprising when you see the total price for getting your roof done correctly.

However, when you know how your money is being utilized, it becomes clearer to see why spending money on a new roof is important. Of course, the most basic necessity is having a roof over your head. Unfortunately, homeowners may either pay too much to try and do it themselves or pay too little for a poor quality job.

In terms of what to expect from your new roof, be sure to look for the following characteristics:

  • Durability
  • Protection
  • Efficiency
  • Increased home value

To put it simply, your high-quality roof should have a long lifespan and be able to stand up to any high wind, snow, and heavy rain. Not to mention that it should protect your home from snow and hail. This ensures it will add up to fewer repairs and maintenance in the future!

Do’s and Don’ts of Roof Replacement

Obviously, your new roof should protect both the inside and outside of your home. From proper drainage to keep your family protected during extreme weather, there are many reasons why you should invest in a reliable roof.

Another benefit of replacing your roof is that it will be much more efficient than your old roof. This means that with the new ventilation and proper installation, your home will actually save energy. As a result, your heating and cooling bills can be dramatically lower.

In addition, replacing your old roof helps your HVAC equipment last much longer. It also ensures that your roof prevents ice dams during the winter months. You should also keep an eye out for potential energy efficiency tax credits as well.

At the end of the day, you may just end up increasing the value of your home when you go to sell. Obviously, its original value will be higher with the brand-new roof on top of it.

So, let’s look at a few mistakes that you should avoid when it is time to replace your roof. We recommend you stay away from roofs that are:

  • Unreliable
  • Temporary
  • Have high energy costs
  • Potentially dangerous

It goes without saying that unreliable roofs are vulnerable to leaks earlier in their lifespan. Additionally, they have the potential to peel off in high winds. They are also unlikely to stand up to pressure from snow either.

Another word of advice is to avoid roofing systems that are merely meant to be temporary. With a shortened lifespan, these types of roofs can deteriorate at a faster rate. Meaning they inevitably result in unnecessary repair costs and high maintenance fees. A roof is more than just shingles, it’s an entire system of components working together with proper insulation and ventilation to protect both the interior and exterior of a home. At Allpoint, we’re committed to providing you with a beautiful, long-lasting roof that protects your home for many years to come.

AllPoint Construction – Allen Park