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How much should a new roof cost?

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karablader’s answer
It will vary greatly depending on how many square feet you need and what style you choose. There are lots of roofing materials you can pick from and each is a different price. It also depends a lot on the company you hire to install your roof.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 6, 2014
Kara, I agree that it really depends on the size of your home and the type of roofing material you want to use. There are so many roofing options to choose from . A new home was just built in my neighborhood and they have asphalt shingles that kind of sparkle. It sounds really weird but they actually look really nice. http://www.absoluteroofingfla.net/services.html
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That's difficult to answer. There are a variety of roofing materials, including composition shingles, cedar shake, PVC membrane (flat), and metal roofing. Price can also be affected by the quality of materials you choose. There are 30-year, 50-year, and lifetime roofing materials. The price also depends on the size & design of your home. Some homes have a very simple roof design, while others may have dormers, peaks and valleys, and other features that make the roofing system more complex. I've seen prices range from less than $20,000 to more than $50,000 for a typical single-family home. It all depends on the size, style, and quality of roofing materials you choose.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 8, 2013
I think it depends on how big your roof is and what kind of roofing you're getting. I would call a roofing company and see what their average price is. This should give you a good idea of what you're looking at. Good luck and I hope everything works out! http://www.palmspringsurethanefoamroofing.com/thousand-palms-ca-foam-roofs.htm
Flag Mon Jan 5, 2015
I agree, it all depends on what you are asking. Are you looking for a commercial or a residential roof? If it's a residential roof, you have to consider different types of materials that you could use. I would consider hiring a contractor to help you out. http://www.mcmservices.com.au/expertise/roofing-and-cladding
Flag Mon Dec 22, 2014
My wife and I just moved into a new house and we were wanting the roofing re-done. I appreciate all of the information you have, especially about the materials - I think we are going to go with composition shingles. Hopefully it's not too pricey, but we're really excited to fix-up our home. Thanks again for all the info!
http://www.bandjroofing.com/types-of-roofs.html
Flag Wed Dec 17, 2014
I think a 50-year roofing material would be perfect for me. The design of my roof is really straightforward. I have a few peaks, but that's it. I'll have to think about the quality of my new roof when I choose the material. I want it to last a long time because it's very expensive to replace. I'd rather spend a lot of money once and have it over with, than spend less money more often. http://thumplocal.com/local/queens/roofing-contractors
Flag Mon Dec 8, 2014
I think it depends on your area and the contractor you hire to have it done. I would find a variety of contractors and get an average price of what this update is going to cost you. This should give you a pretty good idea of what you're looking at paying. Good luck and I hope you find what you need! http://www.a1roofingandsidingofli.com/roofing-and-siding-of-long-island-services.html
Flag Mon Dec 1, 2014
I think it depends on what kind of roofing you're going to get. It also depends on the size of the building you're going to put a roof on. I would call a roofing contractor to see what the average cost is that you're looking at. Good luck and I hope you find what you need! http://www.tothroofing.com/Roofing_Repairs_and_Replacements_Oakmont_PA.html
Flag Wed Nov 26, 2014
Generally, if you are going to repair or replace your roof with tile, it will be more expensive. Asphalt and wooden shingle roofs are usually less expensive. Also, if you have a well-known company do your installation, they will ensure their quality work because they have a name to live up to. It would be worth the extra money to make sure they did a good job with the repair or replacement.
http://www.rooferoc.com/RoofingContractor_Anaheim.html
Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014
You're right, there is really no way to answer this question without seeing the roof. They can be quite expensive, but you have to make sure that you shop around. Definitely hire a roofing contractor to give you an estimate though. http://www.roofswest.com
Flag Fri Oct 31, 2014
I would agree that it really is a difficult question to answer. It depends on where you live and the condition that your roof in in currently. I would call a roofing company to come take a look at it to give you an average price on how much things are going to cost. Good luck and I hope you're able to fix your roof! http://www.armstrongandnelson.com/
Flag Wed Oct 22, 2014
I think it really depends on where you live and what you're looking for. I would call around to local contractors to get an idea of the price. They should help you determine what you're looking at money wise. Good luck! http://www.premiercontractors-oh.com/Roofing-Services/
Flag Wed Sep 17, 2014
This is a rather vague question, but basically - an average house roof costs $6000 ^_^

This is for a 1500 sq.ft.home ... but there are many nuances that will affect this.

Now that is of asphalt shingles. A metal roof an a same house would be $12000-18000+ depending on materials ... however... all this is treading water, because you did not provide any specifics.

He have a roofing calculator on our website where homeowners can actually estimate the cost based on their roof dimensions and details: http://www.coolflatroof.com/roofing-calculator.php
3 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 25, 2014
It would all depend on the size of your roof and the type of roof you wanted to install. You can just repair sections of the roof that need it for a fraction of the cost of a new roof altogether. There are many roofing repair companies out there to chose from. Make sure you chose one that has good reviews and that you trust.
http://www.cameronroofingny.com/services
Flag Thu Nov 13, 2014
It would be best to talk with a roofing contractor to get an estimate on the price. There are a lot of different materials that you can choose from, and the price is going to depend on that. It will also depend on the size of your roof. http://www.onitroofing.ca/
Flag Mon Nov 10, 2014
These estimates are really helpful. Even though you weren't able to give exact numbers (because we don't have very much information), you were still able to give an idea. I am getting a roof done in a year or so and these estimates are helpful. Why is metal roofing so much more money? http://www.joeasherroofing.net/services
Flag Fri Oct 31, 2014
The consensus is; this is a stupid question.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 17, 2013
Ok, seriously. That is like asking how much it costs to build a house without any specifications. You guys are wasting peoples time!!!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 9, 2013
Jirius and Jake are right about your question. It is impossible to answer without more information. The biggest determining factor will be the size of your home. Also, pricing varies by location, so there is no way to give you an accurate estimate. I would recommend getting some free quotes.

http://www.gbsroofing.com
Flag Fri Jan 2, 2015
I agree, it is hard to answer this question without a little more information. What type of roof do you want to install? Different types of roofs all differ in pricing. It would also depend on the size of your home. A larger roof is obviously going to take more supplies and worker hours to complete, so it would also be more expensive.
http://www.dillydoor.com/roofs/
Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014
It depends on the size and material. The best thing to do in this situation is too call a couple roofing companies and get their advice and estimates. Shopping around will save you money, and talking to a professional will help you figure out the best roof choice for your needs.

http://www.slaughter-roofing.com/services/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 13, 2015
It really depends on what type of roofing you want to use. I am not an expert but I would really like to repair my foam roof. It has been giving me nothing but trouble lately. I thought about replacing it to an asphalt roof, but I don't think it would look as nice as the foam roof. I think it is cheaper too. http://www.dodgefoamandcoatings.com/services.php
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 12, 2015
Getting a new roof really depends on what type of material you want, as well as how big the roof is. There are differences between metal roofing, and shingle roofing. You should really just hire a contractor to come look at your roof, and see what would be the best for your situation! http://www.fcext.com/roofing
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 12, 2015
I think it depends on the contractor you hire. I also think it depends on how big your roof is. I would call a company to come and give you a price. Good luck and I hope everything works out for you! http://www.davisroofinginc.com/
Flag Tue Jan 20, 2015
The cost of a new roof really depends on the material and the size, like everyone else has said on here. While that's true, in the end, the costs aren't going to be extremely different for materials unless you get something really fancy. A good place to look for savings is labor costs. You might be able to find an extremely experienced roofing contractor that can replace your roof with a lower labor cost than others. That being said, you definitely don't want to get the lowest price for labor because then you'll just get a poor roofing job. http://www.independentroof.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 12, 2015
I think it depends on the roofing contractor that you hire. I would call around to local roofing contractors and have them give you a price. This should give you a good idea of what your average cost should be! http://www.cazeaultroofing.com/index.php/residential-roofing
Flag Mon Jan 12, 2015
It really depends on the area you live in. It can also depend on the extend of the repair. If it was a major project that was undertaken without a permit, it can cost more than a small project. I recommend getting a permit in order to avoid problems. http://www.cooperroofing.biz/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 8, 2015
There are many variables, the size of the roof, one story versus two story, material, condition under old roof etc. I would suggest getting a few estimates.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 7, 2015
There are a lot of things that can affect this. I think it depends on how big your roof is and what kind of roofing you're getting. I would call a roofing company and see what their average price is. This should give you a good idea of what you're looking at. Good luck and I hope everything works out! http://www.csroofingiowa.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 7, 2015
It sounds like you have got the kind of roof you want picked out. My advise would be to get a couple of different estimates so you can get the best price possible!! Best of luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 6, 2015
There are a lot of things that can effect this price. One of the biggest things that can effect the price is the style of roofing you use. There are lots of options including polycarbonate roofing, asphalt shingles, metal, etc. I would decide which of these you want and then go find a local contractor to get an accurate quote. If you don't know what kind of roofing you want the contractor can help with that too. http://www.kfcroofing.com.au/about
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 5, 2015
I agree with Ray that it is a difficult question to answer. There is a lot that would affect the price like the size of the home and shape of the layout. I think the easiest way to find out the best pricing for your roof would be to get a few quotes from local businesses in your area. http://www.majesticroofing.us/services/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 2, 2015
I think that there are a lot of things that affect the pricing of a new roof. Your roof may not even need to be replaced and a few repairs may be all it needs. I would recommend having a local roofer give you a quote for it. http://www.easttexasroofworks.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 30, 2014
That depends on what you want done. We are not roofing experts. I suggest you contact roofing professionals in your area and get bids for the scope of work you need. They can best advise you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 13, 2014
I think its depends on how big your house is and the material you want to roof it with. Asphalt is pretty cheap and isn't to hard to install yourself. You could save yourself money that way. If you are worried about getting injured I would just hire a roofing company, they should be able to help you with all the details. http://www.boychuksroofing.ca
Flag Tue Jan 6, 2015
It really varies. I would get in touch with a local roofing contractor to get a quote. From there you can begin to compare prices. There are really just to many variables to be able to tell you an accurate price. http://www.conradroofing.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 12, 2014
I think Calvin has the right idea. There are several factors that affect the price of a new roof. The size of your home and its location are obvious variables. Also, a variety of building materials exist, and they all have different prices. I would suggest getting a few quotes to get a better idea of how much it will cost.

http://www.lucasroofing.com
Flag Wed Dec 17, 2014
That is a hard question to answer just in general. There are many factors that I think would effect the price of a new roof. I would recommend getting a few different quotes from places in your area and let that help you decide on the best deal for you.

http://www.roofsbyrodger.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 9, 2014
It depends on many different variables. Most companies have different prices depending on where you live, the kind of roof you want, the quality of the work and how fast you want it done. We got our roof done last year and we had to factor in all of the variables. http://www.tothroofing.com/Roofing_Repairs_and_Replacements_…
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 2, 2014
I agree that it depends on different variables. There are so many different things that companies look at when putting on a new roof that it's hard to say. I would call a roofing company and see what they say. This will give you the best idea of how much you're going to be paying. http://www.hindmarshroofing.com.au/Services
Flag Fri Dec 5, 2014
I have never replaced my roof but I need to. After this winter we are getting it replaced because it's getting very old. These prices that are below, are very good. I hope I can get a deal like these. http://www.tothroofing.com/Roofing_Repairs_and_Replacements_…
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 1, 2014
There are a lot of variables that will adjust the price of roofing. First, it depends on the size of the roof needed. Second, it depends on the materials used. Third, it depends if you will be buying th materials yourself and building it, or if you are hiring out the work.
Mark Leach | http://www.purvisroofingmaine.com/roofing.html
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 24, 2014
It depends on the size and shape of your house. You also need to consider what kind of materials you are going to use for the actual roof. Each contractor is going to charge a different rate. I would decide on what you are going to do with your roof and then call a contractor and have them come give you a bid. That's really the best way to go and we can tell you how much it might cost, but it will be a totally different price when a contractor comes and gives you a bid.

http://www.peacockroofing.com/products.html
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 24, 2014
There are many things that would affect the price of your roof. For example the materials and actually roof space. I would recommend getting a quote from a contractor in your area.

http://jtroofing.biz
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 18, 2014
It really depends on the size of the roof and the specific roofing company chosen to do the job. I'd suggest getting some quotes before going too far into the process. Shopping around is probably the best way to answer your question. Get a few estimates, then make your decision after that. http://www.christopherimprovement.com/index.php/residential-…
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 12, 2014
My roof needs to be replaced. It doesn't leak or anything, but it has those wooden shingles that they experimented with a few decades ago. They are warping and look so bad. Do you know of a company in my area that can replace it for me?
Mark Leach | http://www.raysroof.com/our-services/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 4, 2014
I think that a new roof all depends on how much area you are covering and the materials you use. I've heard that you can also get a roof guaranteed a certain amount of years. I'm sure it would cost at least twenty thousand dollars if not more. What did you figure out? http://www.millerroofing.com
Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014
I'm looking to replace parts of my roofs and redo it by myself. Where can I find roofing supplies? I live in utah and I am planning to replace the roof so that i can sell my home. Thanks!

Mark Leach | http://www.harringtonco.com/roofing-products-equipment/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 28, 2014
He probably already has his answer as the question was asked a year and a half ago.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 28, 2014
This is not a simple question to answer. What type of roof are you looking for and what is your time frame at your property. A would get estimates from a few reputable roofing companies and arm yourself with knowledge. From personal experience a leaky roof is a major hassle in many ways.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 28, 2014
New roofs can be pretty expensive sometimes. Although they can be expensive they are well worth it. It is especially worth it if you have a severely damaged roof. There is nothing worse than having a a damaged or leaky roof. That can lead to a lot of damage in your home.

Mary Jane | http://www.cascobayroofing.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 28, 2014
It really depends on the type of roof you get. I've been hearing a lot about metal roofs lately. They are a bit more expensive than other materials. But I've heard that they last much longer. Ultimately there are so many options out there you really should get a variety of quotes and decide what you want to do based on that.
http://www.peacockroofing.com/products.html
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 27, 2014
The cost of the roof would definitely depend on what kind of roofing you will be getting. If you decide on a metal roof it would be a much different cost from getting shingles. I would probably decide what kind of roofing you are getting, then figure out how large your roof is, and then talk to a contractor. Most contractors differ in prices, so you can probably find a great price if you keep looking around. http://www.mgaroofing.com/roofing.php
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 27, 2014
I think that there are too many factors to consider when figuring out the cost of a roof. There are tons of materials that can be used in a roof replacement. It depends on how long you want the roof to last and how much you want to spend. There are some people on here that have talked about how much you can expect to pay, but I would say $20,000 to $50,000. http://www.empireroofingnm.com/Products/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 16, 2014
The cost of a new roof will be different for every house. It will also vary by location and contractor. You should get as many estimates as you can. Most roofers give free quotes.

http://www.us-roofing.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 6, 2014
Eugene makes a great point about getting quotes. Multiple estimates will help you determine who is being honest. Keep in mind that price is not the only factor to consider. The best contractor may not be the cheapest.

http://awkuettel.com/services/roofing/
Flag Wed Oct 29, 2014
That varies on a lot of factors. What material you use, how complex/big your roofs is, who you get to do the job, etc. If you wanna save money, consider doing it yourself. If you don't have the time or skills, get a professional.
Michael Foster http://thumplocal.com/local/queens/roofing-contractors
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 18, 2014
I've been compiling a list regarding the questions posed to REALTORs on Trulia for the Months of July and August.

I can't understand what inspires such questions. I can not believe the public thinks a REALTOR has the answer to such an array of question, yet they keep asking, and the next second blame real estate professional for every hick-up in the economy and every failure in their lives.

Based on your knowledge and experience, how does this formula sound:
The cost of a new roof is approximately 5% of the value of the house.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 12, 2014
In fairness, though Annette, Realtors DO know a lot more about a broad range of issues because those issues come up more in our line of work than they do in most other professions. And these questions most often come up when people are buying and selling real estate. As long as people realize we are not experts on the other vocations, but just providing "general" info or "rules of thumb" and that they should seek guidance from a professional from the specific area of focus for SOLID, REFINED info, then it's all good. What's sad to me is that many people these days will think they can sue a Realtor for offering vague, general information outside their area of expertise, despite the agent pointing out that s/he should consult an expert.
Flag Tue Aug 12, 2014
OMG! What "Huckleberry" posted this question........This question is similar to asking, "how much should a new car cost?"

One can expect these types of questions from the general public BUT from the "experts".......

Just keeping it real!

Bill
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 12, 2014
No way to answer this question as no one knows how large the roof is, how many dormers it may or may not have, the pitch, the materials you want to re-roof with etc. To get an idea you'll need to have roofers come out and give a quote.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 12, 2014
whats the sq foorage of roof ? what type of material do you want ? contact a few roofers to get bids ...most roofers will be happy to do this for free
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 30, 2014
It all depends. You could get a metal roof, shingle, etc. Call a roofing company.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 30, 2014
Well, that is a pretty broad question. It is dependent upon so many factors like the size, material and many other things. Your best option is to contract a roofing company, whether it is for something industrial or residential. Call them and get some quotes after giving them the required information. http://www.adkissonconstruction.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 30, 2014
That depends on size of home, type of roof (shingle, metal, tile etc...) - there is no "one size fits all" answer for this question.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 25, 2014
I agree that there is a lot that would affect the price. I would recommend getting a quote from a few different contractors in your area. I know my parents just go a new roof and that is what they did. https://www.hearthsidehomeexteriors.com/roofing.html
Flag Mon Dec 22, 2014
That depends on a variety of factors, which have been covered in posts below. Call a couple roofing professionals and ask for a quote and you will get a good idea of a price range.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 24, 2014
It all depends on the type, location, and size. We need more information to help you better. Roofs are not very cheap to replace, that I can say,

Will Jenkins | http://www.roofingcontractorsanbernardino.com/residential.html
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 18, 2014
The best thing to do....obtain 3 bids and check references.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 15, 2014
It depends what kind of roofing material. The cheapest fix is adding a layer to the existing roof. But that may only buy you some time. Check with friends in Real Estate who have contractors in the business that can probably get you a better deal.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 11, 2014
Revision for enhanced humor.
Surface area * (material+upgrades )+Labor+permits+repairs+demo+dump charge

Material could be:

$2 per square foot for roll.
$5 per square ft for asphalt shingles
$22 per square ft for tile
$35 per square foot for metal
$110 per square foot for cooper.
No projection available for gold. No single family homes have successfully installed a gold roof. Seems those labor pool workers like to abscond with the roofing material before the project is completed.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 2, 2014
Too many variables are involved with getting a new roof for anyone to just say it will cost "x number of dollars to replace a roof". Shingle, title, metal, size of the roof etc...all will determine the actual cost.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 25, 2013
This website explains what real people are paying for certian improvements on a house.

This is the list of improvements from HVAC to plimbing to a leaky sink. http://home.costhelper.com/

Here is the roof specific page: http://home.costhelper.com/roof.html

The comments explain what people are really paying.

I hope this helps.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 25, 2013
Do you know how much some much needed roofing in Oakville would cost me? Stupid hail damage! http://www.craftsmanroofing.ca
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 14, 2013
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