A sturdy roof is one of the most important things for your home to have. While a roof can last anywhere from 30–100 years, it’s sometimes necessary to replace it as damages from high winds and heavy rain overtime can lead to rotting shingles and leaks that can compromise your home’s structural integrity.

While a roof replacement is a worthy investment, it is also one of the largest expenses you’ll incur as a homeowner. Here’s how much a residential roof replacement will cost you.

Residential Roofing Replacement Costs

There are two major factors that determine how much your roof replacement will cost: materials and labor.

  1. Material Costs – What your roof is made of is its biggest cost variable; however, each type of roofing material offers different benefits including aesthetic appeal, durability, and lifespan.

For instance, asphalt shingle is one of the most common types of roofing material. It is also the cheapest and costs about $2,500 to install on a 2,200 square foot home. Other materials will cost more: metal roofs can range anywhere from $3,000 to $14,000, stone or slate roofs can cost up to $20,000, and copper roofs are the most expensive, costing about $25,000 or more.

  1. Labor Cost – The other factor of roof replacement is the labor cost. Contractors will charge different amounts per the square footage of a roof. On average, labor costs can be anywhere from $1.50 to $3.00 per square foot. Since one roof square is 100 square feet, the labor costs could be $150-$350 per square.

There are additional factors that affect the labor cost of a residential roof replacement:

  • Damage Extent – If your roof is severely damaged, it makes it difficult for the contractor to replace it. Contractors could charge more to replace a roof that is in poor condition.
  • Environment – Florida experiences extreme weather year-round, including thunderstorms, high winds, hail, and hurricanes. Scheduling your roof replacement in the summer during intense heat and hurricane season could make it more expensive.

Average Roof Replacement Estimates

The average cost of a residential roof replacement ranges from $5,500 to $11,000. The national average of a roof replacement in 2021 was $8,314; however, no two roof replacements will cost the same. Therefore, when preparing to replace your roof, you should look for a residential roofing contractor with reliable expertise over one that is the lowest bidder. Ameristar Roofing can deliver affordable residential roofing replacements that meet your needs, schedule, and budget.

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