How much does a new roof cost?

Replacing your roof isn’t going to be cheap – but there are a couple of different things you can do to limit the financial impact that this kind of project will have on your bank account.

Maybe the most important part of your home (aside from the foundation), your roof keeps you protected from the outdoor elements (the weather, animals, and structural damage that can trickle down from the roof to your walls, ceilings, and floors) and needs to be repaired or replaced every 15 to 20 years or so.

If you are wondering about the actual cost of replacing or completely repairing your roof, you’ll want to pay close attention to the details below or visit for more information. Obviously, the total cost of your particular new roof replacement project will vary depending upon a number of key criteria – but this is more than enough information below to give you a ballpark figure!


General roof replacement costs

Figuring out a ballpark number for your roof replacement project isn’t all that difficult. You’ll first need to decide the type of roofing construction material you’ll use to replace your roof, and you aren’t limited to the kind of construction material you currently have on your home. Not all roofs are created equally, and different construction materials (asphalt, metal, copper, slate, etc.) are going to add different costs and expenses to the mix and you’ll need to calculate these figures moving forward.

Secondly, you’re going to need to figure out just how large your roof is. This number is going to calculate the square footage of your roof, and is the number that most roofing contractors are going to base their price off of.

Thirdly, you’ll have to figure out how much it’s going to cost to remove your old roof. You can’t just lay down a new roof on top of an old one (though there are some fly-by-night companies that will say this approach is perfectly fine – when you know that it isn’t), and you’ll have to calculate that labor into the mix.

Finally, you’ll have to anticipate the complexity of your roofing project. If you have a pretty simple and straightforward roof (two sides, with no hips and no valleys) it will cost considerably less than a more complex roofing project. At the end of the day, you should expect to pay anywhere between $5000 and $25,000 or so for your complete and total roof replacement project.

Posted in Residential Roofing.