Cost of Roofing – Ask a Contractor

It’s time to replace that scrappy old roof. Are you wondering how much it will cost to install a new roof on your home or garage? If so, check out our just-updated new roof pricing guide for homeowners.


To help you with your pricing research, our very own Roofing Contractor went on a secret mission to find the latest roofing materials and installation prices, so you don’t have to do all the legwork!

Straight Off the Bat: It needs to be stated that not all roofs are made the same and not all roofers charge the same prices. That being said, most roofing contractors (and many insurance companies) will price their roof replacement services within $3.50 to $5.50 per square foot or $350 to $550 per square of architectural shingles installed. A square is equal to 100 square feet of roof surface. An average roof size is about 1, 700 square feet.

Roof Replacement Cost 2019

All prices are based on national average roof replacement costs in the US, in conjunction with regional pricing data from roofing contractors we’ve surveyed.

To make your pricing details more precise, you can choose the number of floors or levels in your house, along with the number of skylights and chimneys that will need to be properly re-flashed and shingled around. You can also indicate whether or not you want to include the cost of the tear off and disposal of the old roof in your estimate.

Estimating the Materials and Area of your Roof:


If you need to estimate the cost of materials and the number of bundles of shingles required for the job, you can do so here.

What to Expect in Terms of Costs?

A new asphalt shingles roof for a typical 2, 000 sq. ft. single-story ranch house can range in price from $8, 500 to $16, 500 fully installed.

Across the US, a typical architectural asphalt shingle roof will cost between $3.50 and $5.50 per sq. ft. to install. This price range normally includes the cost of materials, removal of the old roof (up to 1 layer), dumpster and disposal fees, permitting fees, professional installation, and workmanship warranty.

Note: The actual estimates you’ll receive will vary depending on the location of your home, roof’s overall complexity, and the type of system you choose to install.


Did you know? The average house size in America is roughly 2, 000 square feet, with older homes being smaller than that (1, 500 Sq.Ft. to 1, 700 Sq.Ft. on average) and newer homes being larger (2, 400 Sq.Ft. to 2, 600 Sq.Ft. on average). However, the size of the roof can vary depending on how many levels or stories a home has, the slope and type of the roof and complexity of its architectural design.

Varying factors that can affect your cost are: the brand and type of shingles; the type of underlayment; the slope of the roof; complexity of the job; the company installing the roof and the region.





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