What is the Cost of a New Roof?

What is the Cost of a New Roof?

Here are some factors that are used to determine the cost of your new roof.

The Size of the Roof (measured in square footage)

The first step in determining the cost to replace a roof is to have the roof measured. A roofer will measure, and then give you an estimate per square. A square is a 10’x10′ area.

Type of Roofing Material

After roof size, the type of roofing material is the most significant factor in determining the roof replacement cost. Asphalt shingles are the least expensive roofing material, with starting costs at under $3,000. The quality of the roofing material will also determine the cost of roof replacement.


If your roof is hard to reach, then the cost will likely be more than the average cost of roof replacement. Attached homes, such as apartments in an apartment complex, are often harder to access and may increase the cost to replace the roof.

The Pitch of the Roof

Pitch is a measurement of the angle of the roof. A high steeply pitched roof will require more labor, which will increase the roof replacement cost.

Removal of an Old Roof

The removal of an old roof can increase the average roof replacement cost by almost $1,000. The more layers that need to be removed from the roof, the higher the cost.

One- or Two-Story Home

A one-story home is much easier to re-roof and will cost less than re-roofing job on a two-story home. The higher up the roofers work, the more labor time, since the roofers need to climb higher and work with additional caution. The average roof replacement cost for a tall building will be more expensive than a residential building.

Additional Labor Charges

If the framing supporting your roof is damaged or rotted, it may need repairing or replacing. It may also need reinforcing to hold heavier roofing materials. This could add up to $5000 or more to the roofing project.

For more information, Call Lifetime Roof & Fence 214.952.3966

Roofing Lewisville TX





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