When determining how much it costs to replace a roof on average, it is important to consider a variety of factors. These include how to avoid wasting money in your roof replacement, what decisions drive costs for new roofs, and what it generally costs to replace a roof per roofing square. This post will give you a general idea about how much roof replacement will cost on average.
How Much Will It Cost to Replace a Roof on a 2,500 Square Foot House?
The honest truth is: it depends. There are a variety of factors that can cause the price of your roof replacement to fluctuate including your home’s location, the overall complexity and size of your roof, and the roof system and roofing materials you decide to install.
The easiest way to estimate roof costs, however, is to look at averages. According to a report by Remodeling magazine, a “mid-range” 3,000 square foot roof with skylights and a vented ridge cost $20,600 based on national average prices in the United States. Again, that price can vary dramatically depending on a variety of factors so let’s take a further look at specifics. Roofing materials can be pricey, particularly when you’re dealing with a complex roof system, but keep in mind that labor plays a major role in overall roof replacement costs as well, often accounting for 40 to 50% of the overall price.
When it comes to asphalt shingles (one of the more basic and affordable roofing options), figures generally range from $3.50-$5.50 per square foot installed. A new asphalt roof for a typical 2,500 square foot single-story ranch house can range in price from $9,000-$20,000 installed. When looking at higher end materials (e.g. tile, slate, wood, or steel), average figures can jump up to between $9.00 to $15.00 per square foot. Average total costs for common wood or steel roofing systems (for example) generally range from $14,000 to $25,000. Tile roofs see an even greater jump in expense, averaging between $20,000 to $40,000 for an average size home.
Average Cost Based On Roof Size
|Roof Size||Simple Asphalt Roof Cost||Complex Asphalt Roof Cost|
|1,800 sq. ft.||$6,300||$14,400|
|1,900 sq. ft.||$6,650||$15,200|
|2,000 sq. ft.||$7,000||$16,000|
|2,100 sq. ft.||$7,350||$16,800|
|2,200 sq. ft.||$7,700||$17,600|
|2,300 sq. ft.||$8,050||$18,400|
|2,400 sq. ft.||$8,400||$19,200|
|2,500 sq. ft.||$8,750||$20,000|
|2,600 sq. ft.||$9,100||$20,800|
|2,700 sq. ft.||$9,450||$21,600|
|2,800 sq. ft.||$9,800||$22,400|
|2,900 sq. ft.||$10,150||$23,200|
|3,000 sq. ft.||$10,500||$24,000|
Average Roof Cost Based On Materials (Example = 2,500 sq. ft.)
|Residential Roofing Material||Simple Roof Cost||Complex Roof Cost|
|Basic asphalt shingles||$11,250||$15,000|
|Architectural/premium asphalt shingles||$11,250||$21,250|
|Flat roofing materials (rubber, PVC, etc.)||$15,000||$20,000|
|Cedar shingles or shakes||$20,000||$37,500|
|Standing seam metal panels||$25,000||$45,000|
Other Factors That Affect Roof Replacement Costs
Note that the above figures are general estimates based on national averages. When it comes to determining real roof replacement costs, prices will certainly vary. Obviously, the size of your roof and the type of material you’ve chosen to use are primary driving factors that affect cost. The complexity of your roof’s pitch and architecture, as well as the complexity of your roof system and the type of application you are using, will also play a major role. Resolving issues from an existing roof with structural damage can also increase labor and overall costs. Having to deal with additional parts of the roofing system like skylights, vents, and chimneys can also increase roofing costs. Location is another important factor to consider when looking at roof replacement costs. Roof materials, roofing codes, and roofing contractor requirements vary based on location and will factor into your overall roof replacement price.
Reach Out to RoofPRO and Get Your Roof Replacement Estimate Today
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Article Updated on June 12, 2023.