While most homeowners want their roof to last as long as possible, roofs don’t last forever, so it is likely you may have to deal with having your roof replaced at some point. You may also be wondering about the costs associated with getting a new roof, so you know how to budget for this project. But how much a new roof costs can vary based on a few different factors.
Some things that affect a new roof cost estimate are:
- The type of roofing material
- Size and style of roof
- The condition of the existing roof
- The design and slope of the roof as well as structures that must be worked around
Roofing material can have the largest impact on your total cost. Asphalt shingles are the most affordable option and last around 15-20 years as long as they are properly installed. Metal roofs last for 50 years or more, and metal is anti-corrosive. However, it is more expensive, and only some people like the metal roof look. Some roofers may also offer other options, such as cedar shakes, tile, or slate.
The square footage and pitch of your roof will be the next factor that affects your overall new roof cost estimate. The larger the roof, the more material you will need. If there are many different openings, such as chimneys, skylights, and vents, to work around, the cost will be higher. If the boards underneath the existing roof or “decking” need replacing, the cost will also go up. On top of the raw material costs, you also need to factor in labor costs. We at Accurate Renovation are committed to bringing you the best quality workmanship and are happy to provide you with a new roof cost estimate.