Our experienced team of certified professionals can provide you with the best solution for your new roofing needs. Whether you complete replacement or minor repairs to your existing roof, we are here to help!
There are a number of factors involved when discussing prices. Let’s walk through everything you need to know about your roof replacement cost.
Roof Pricing Based on Squares
Roofing companies provide roof replacement costs and estimates based on a measurement called a “square.” This measurement is equal to 100 square feet of roofing material and is the most common way to measure a roof.
- Low end: $500 a square
- High end: $700 a square
If you have an average-sized home in Long Island that requires 20 squares (or 2,000 square feet) of roofing material, you should expect to pay between $10,000 and $14,000 for the entire roof.
- 20 square feet x $500/square = $10,000 (low end)
- 20 square feet x $700/square= $14,000 (higher end)
The total cost of a new roof will depend on several factors such as size, material type, roof pitch, and any additional features such as chimneys or skylights. Here is an overview of these various factors:
The size of the roof is one of the main factors determining the cost of a new roof. The bigger the top, the more materials and labor will be needed to complete it.
For example, a one-story home with 1,500 square feet of roof area may cost much less than a two-story house with 3,000 square feet of roof area.
The type of material used for your new roof can also affect its overall cost. For example, asphalt shingles are typically cheaper than wood shakes or tile roofs.
However, there are many other types of materials to choose from such as metal, slate and synthetic options which all vary in price.
Asphalt Shingles Cost
Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing material. They come in various colors and styles to suit any home’s aesthetic.
3-tab shingles are made from a single layer of asphalt and are usually the most affordable option. Depending on care and maintenance, they generally last between 20-30 years.
Architectural shingles are thicker than 3-tab, providing better insulation and a modern look. They usually cost between $500 and $800 per square foot installed.
Designer shingles offer an even more unique look than architectural shingles. They cost between $600 and $900 per square foot installed depending on the type of design that you choose.
Wood Shingles and Wood Shakes Cost
Wood shakes and shingles give homes a rustic, natural look. Unfortunately, these roof materials are more expensive than asphalt, costing roughly $6-$8 per square foot installed.
Wood shingles are made from small wood blocks split into thin rectangles. They usually cost between $12 and $20 per foot.
Cedar shingles are a type of wood siding that is durable and aesthetically pleasing. They typically cost between $7.00 and $12.00 per square foot installed.
Cypress shakes are made from cypress trees known for their durability and resistance to rot, decay, and insect infestation. They usually cost between $8.00 and $15.00 per square foot.
Tile roofs are one of the most durable roofing materials, with an average lifespan of 50-60 years when properly maintained. They also offer excellent fire protection and come in a variety of colors and textures to suit any home’s aesthetic.
Tile roofs are popular for homes in areas with significant snowfall or harsh weather conditions due to their durability and long-term performance. However, they typically cost between $10.00 and $20.00 per square foot installed, depending on the style of the tile.
Clay shingles are made from heated clay. The cost usually ranges from $20-$25 per square foot installed. Some types of clay tiles are also fireproof, which can provide added protection. An example of clay tiles is Spanish tiles.
Concrete tiles are a lightweight option that can be used to create various designs on your roof. They usually cost around $19-$23 per square foot installed. In addition, their resistance to fire and fading makes them an excellent long-term roofing option.
Stone Coated Steel Shingles
Stone-coated steel shingles provide durability, affordability, and ease of maintenance. Their estimated costs range from about $7-$15 per square foot installed depending on the type chosen.
Slate roofs are aesthetically pleasing, strong, and durable making them a desirable roofing material for many homeowners. They usually cost between $11.00 and $25.00 per square foot installed depending on the type of slate used.
Natural slate is made from real stone and provides a beautiful, rustic look to your home. It usually costs between $18.00 and $25.00 per square foot, depending on the chosen type.
Synthetic slate is made from recycled rubber, plastic, and asphalt, making it more affordable than natural slate. Recycled rubber, plastic, and asphalt making. It typically costs between $11.00 and $17.00 per square foot installed, depending on the type of material used.
A metal roof is a popular choice for residential roofing due to their durability and energy efficiency. However, a metal roof will typically cost between $7.00 and $14.00 per square foot, depending on the type of metal used.
Aluminum is a lightweight and durable material that is usually coated with an oxide finish to protect it from the elements. This type of metal roof typically costs between $7.00 and $14.00 per square foot installed.
Steel roofs are solid and fire-resistant and often come in various roof pitches. A metal roof will usually cost between $8.00 and $15.00 per square foot, dependent on the type of steel used.
Synthetic roofs are made from a combination of plastic, rubber, and other materials that mimic the look of traditional roofing materials. They cost between $8.00 and $12.00 per square foot installed depending on the type of material chosen.
Rubber roofs are made from raised rubber and have a textured look. They typically cost between $8.00 and $10.00 per square foot installed, depending on the type of rubber used.
There are three types of rubber roofing: Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM), Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO), and PVC. EPDM is the most cost-effective option, while TPO may be more durable. Finally, PVC is the most expensive type of rubber roofing.
Plastic roofs are lightweight, durable, and affordable for many homeowners. They usually cost between $7.00 and $10.00 per square foot installed depending on the type of plastic chosen.
Pitch of Roof
The pitch is the vertical rise in inches per foot of horizontal run. The roof’s pitch will affect the installation cost as it affects the complexity and difficulty of the job.
Generally, low-slope roofs (less than 3:12) cost less to install but are more prone to leaks and require more maintenance. In contrast, steep-slope roofs (more significant than 6:12) are more expensive to install but provide more excellent protection from water infiltration.
Suppose a steep slope is required for your roof. In that case, additional costs may include scaffolding, extra insulation or flashings, or specialized materials such as shingles or tiles that can handle steeper pitches.