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roof installation | pricing

By: Cassie Findley
June 29th, 2022

 As homeowners, oftentimes we don't realize the importance of a sound roofing system until something drastic happens. Life gets busy, and while your roof may be okay on sunny days,  if you find yourself breaking out Memaw's serving dishes to collect the running water from your ceiling on the rainy ones, it may be time to consider a roof replacement.   Maybe you've known for quite some time that you need a new roof, but you're unsure of the costs, or you just don't think it's within your budget. So, in turn, you've let your roof go. Listen to RoofCrafters when we say that there is no shame here. Different people have different priorities, and at the end of the day, sometimes a new roof is at the end of that list.   RoofCrafters has been replacing roofs for nearly 30 years, and we've worked with thousands of homeowners who are anxious, stressed, and fearful of the monetary unknown regarding their roofing project. No one should ever have to feel like they're in the dark when it comes to their roofing project expenses, so we created this article as a cheat sheet for you.   By the end of this article, you will have learned about the averages of new roof prices, the most common roofing materials, and other costs that may be associated with a roof installation. Take a deep breath, and let's jump right in!       How Much Does a New Roof Cost?   The cost of replacing a roof varies depending on many factors that determine the actual cost, such as the square footage of your roof, the materials you select, and the extent of damage to your roof framing structure. However, for the most part, you can expect the prices for the most common roofs (which are asphalt shingles) to be an average of $12,000 to $15,000, and as high as up to $30,000 for larger more complex roofs.   It really all depends on the type of roofing materials you select for your home. Here are five of the most common roofing materials with their average costs installed on a single-family home:   3-tab shingle roof, average cost $7,300 – $10,600 Architectural shingles, average roof cost $11,200 – $17,100 Upgraded architectural shingles, average roof cost $13,100 – $19,000 Standing seam metal roof, average roof cost $27,500 – $42,300 Spanish tile roof,  average roof cost $33,700 – $69,800   These are the most common materials and the average size roofs that we typically tear off and replace with new roofs. However, before you try to answer the question, “how much does a new roof cost?” you need to be sure that replacing your roof is your only option.   Here are a few things you can do to ensure you’ve exhausted all other possibilities:   Check the roof’s lifespan and make sure it has lived a specific number of years. Ask a roofer if a repair is possible instead of a roof replacement. Be sure you’ll be using the property in the future. If you plan to move to another place, perhaps a costly replacement is not a good option. What’s the frequency of repairs? If you’ve often been getting roof repair services, it’s time to move on to a new roof.   After you’ve made sure that replacing a roof is the best possible option for your home, it’s time to estimate the costs. So,  let’s take a look at some of the most common costs that you may need to bear during a replacement process.   1. Roofing Material   Roofing material is one of the main factors that will affect your overall replacement costs. For example, if you want a slate roof installed, it’ll be more expensive than a more common roofing material. In contrast, if you go for asphalt shingles, the price will be much more economical. Either way, it’s best to have a budget in place for the roof replacement so that a professional roofer can provide solutions accordingly.   2. Cost of Labor   Believe it or not, labor accounts for 60% of the total roof replacement cost. If you’ve hired a roofing company that’s charging minimal prices, perhaps it’ll be better to check out their customer reviews. Most roof leaks are caused by improper installation, so you'll want to make sure you have a roofing contractor that provides quality work and has a great workmanship warranty.   3. Other Components   There is a lot more that goes into a roof replacement than just material and labor costs. To ensure safety and avoid future repairs, a professional roofer may install and repair other elements of the roof. These elements can include:   Underlayment Flashing Starter Shingles Drip Edge Ventilation Water Shield Skylights   Another cost that might seem small but will add to your estimate is the cost of nails. A roof replacement will require several boxes of nails, so you mustn’t leave this cost out.   4. Condition of the Roofing System   Besides replacing asphalt shingles or tiles on the roof, a professional roofer will also evaluate the condition of your roof framing structure. The cost of replacing a roof may increase if your roofing framing structure is damaged.   These repairs will be an added cost- on top of roof replacement. However, these repairs will ensure that your new roof functions well throughout its lifespan.   5. Unforeseen Costs   Other factors such as natural calamities, fires, and inflation should also be considered when estimating the cost of roof replacements. If the actual cost is a lot higher than the ones you estimated, it could be because of the costs previously mentioned.   Perhaps you have damage to your roofing system that the insurance won’t cover. Consider all possibilities before setting a budget for your roof replacement. It may be a good idea to set aside some money to cover any additional fees to avoid these surprise costs.   Can I Afford a New Roof?   Sure, you can estimate replacement costs on your own, but getting in contact with a professional roofing company will always be your best bet. They'll be able to catch all the details needed to complete an entire roofing system and give you an in-depth explanation.   When it comes down to how much you can expect to pay for a new roof, and if you can afford it, any reputable roofing company will offer you financing options so you can stay within your budget. At RoofCrafters, we believe that a quality roof that provides protection for you and your family is not a luxury, but a right every homeowner deserves.   If you're eager to talk to one of our friendly representatives about new roof costs, go ahead and drop us a line on our contact page. We'll reach out to you as soon as possible to schedule your inspection. If you'd prefer to brush up a little more on your roofing service knowledge, you can better educate yourself through the extensive resources located in our learning center. We recommend reading "Is Your Roof Covered by Homeowner’s Insurance?" next, so you can be better prepared for the out-of-pocket costs of your next roofing project.

new roof | Roof Replacement | pricing

By: Nicole Corson
June 23rd, 2022

The price of your next roof is the undisputed elephant in the room in every home service-based industry, am I right and we believe the roofing industry may be one of the worst industries for hiding behind the cost.

commercial roof | pricing

By: Nicole Corson
June 3rd, 2022

Got an older commercial property that is getting close to needing a new roof or maybe you have been dealing with some pesky roof leaks and just know it’s getting close to time to do a full commercial roof replacement.

Roof Replacement | pricing

By: Nicole Corson
April 21st, 2022

Don’t you just hate it when you go to a website and you land on an article, read it, only to find out at the end of the article that you need to contact someone to get the answer you were searching for to begin with. It usually goes something like this: ” to find out more information on our cost and prices, contact us!” 

roof tear-off | pricing

By: Cassie Findley
April 18th, 2022

 Roof tear-offs and replacements can be a pain to deal with, plain and simple. When you're unsure of what a tear-off even is, how much it's going to cost you, and when you need one, it can be difficult to see the urgency or even importance of having one done. Do you always need a tear-off before a replacement? Can you just go over the old roof? Is this going to cost you an arm and a leg? Yeah, it's a lot.     At RoofCrafters, we've been assisting homeowners like you with their own roof tear-off and replacement projects since '94, and the confusion on the process was just as prevalent back then, too. The satisfaction of providing families with a beautiful new roof to protect them is wonderful, don't get us wrong. However, being able to walk you through the process and educate you so that you feel comfortable and knowledgeable throughout the entire duration of your tear-off and replacement is the greatest gift.      If you're reading this article, you're probably considering having your roof replaced, and you're wondering what the average cost to tear off your old one prior to that is going to be. We're glad you're here because in this article you'll learn when a tear-off is necessary, what happens during the tear-off process,  the average cost to tear off and replace your roof, and whether or not your insurance can give you a helping hand.  Let's get started!

Roof Replacement | pricing

By: Nicole Corson
April 8th, 2022

A full roof replacement is a hefty project, and we know that discussing the cost can sometimes be a sensitive subject. However, it doesn’t have to be taboo. Learning about your upcoming roof replacement project is the best way to get the most value for your investment, and also understand where exactly your money is going.

Roof Replacement | pricing

By: RoofCrafters
February 24th, 2022

Have you been weighing your options for the installation of a new roof and wondering, “why is a new roof so expensive?” If you are, you’d be in the majority. Most homeowners don’t understand how or why a new roof installation has to be so expensive. For that price, those shingles better sing and dance too, right?   RoofCrafters understands that a new roofing system can burn a hole in your pocket. I mean, we’ve been doing this for 30 years, so we get it. Although it’s costly, and probably not the most exciting thing you can spend your money on, sometimes a roof replacement is your only option.

Roof Repair | pricing

By: RoofCrafters
November 18th, 2021

No matter how expensive your roof was, or how high the quality of materials used to build it, roof leaks are one of those things in life that are inevitable. If you’re currently watching water drip into a bucket inside your house, you’re not alone. We’ve all had a leaky roof at some point in our lives!   The bad news is that now you’ve got a problem to fix, and time isn’t on your side. Roof leaks have a way of sneaking up on you and showing their damage once things have gotten pretty serious. Not to mention how expensive the damage repair costs can be.

roof installation | pricing

By: RoofCrafters
January 7th, 2021

Getting a new roof installed on our home is one of the biggest investments most of us will ever make on it other than the initial purchase price. That’s why it’s so important to choose a reputable roofing company when the time comes. While I’ve explained in past blogs how to find good roofers and avoid bad ones, as well as what to look for when it comes to roof warranties, there’s one other bit of advice I’d like to impart and that can save you time, money, and grief when it comes to a roof replacement. This has to do with paying all or part of the job upfront.