The Average Cost of a Roof Replacement in Different Regions of the Country


Welcome to Our Updated 2013 Edition on the Average Cost of a New Roof
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2013 Data / Figures on the Average Roof Cost

When it’s time to replace your roof, the first question you’re probably going to have is, “How much is this going to cost?” There are a lot of factors that affect the final cost of your project. The size of your roof, the height and pitch of your roof, and the cost of materials are all factored into the bill. So what does an average asphalt shingle roof cost? Believe it or not, where you live has a lot to do with it.

Where you live can have a big effect on the price of your roof replacement project. The national average for a 3,000 square foot asphalt shingle roof is roughly $11,500. The actual cost varies. Like anything, urban areas are generally more expensive than rural areas.

The average cost of a roof in New York, for example is close to $15,000. The same roof replacement in Georgia or the deep south will probably cost less than $9,000. The Midwest is also less expensive. Homeowners in Wichita, Kansas pay an average of $10,000. The west coast is just as expensive as the east, with homeowners in Los Angeles paying about the same as homeowners in New York.

Even within the same general region of the country, prices vary drastically. The average cost of a new roof in the Carolinas hovers around $7,000 while Atlanta homeowners pay around $10,000.
While these averages are a guide to know what to expect, keep in mind that actual prices may vary greatly.

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The Average Cost of Replacing Your Home’s Roof with the Following Types of Materials: Slate, Asphalt, Composite, Metal

Determining the average cost of replacing a roof is difficult because there are many issues involved in the process. Some of the factors include:

· Roof slope
· Number of angles
· Obstacles like chimneys, skylights and jutting windows
· Roof type
· Grade of roofing material
· Whether you also replace insulation
· Cost of labor

The cost of labor depends on various factors as well. Labor is cheaper per square foot for larger roofs than it is for smaller roofs. Costs are higher for steep or high roofs because roofers need to use extra caution as they work. If the project involves removing the old roof, additional structural work or extra framing, the price will be higher, and the location of the home also makes a difference.

When you research roofing prices, you will see that most companies list the cost per square of roofing material. One square of roofing usually covers 100 square feet of a roof. Most contractors allow for the normal waste involved in roofing projects and add 10 percent to the size of the roof when they determine the amount of materials needed to replace it.

Average Cost of a New Slate Roof

Properly constructed slate roofs can last well over 100 years. The tiles are fireproof, environmentally friendly and beautiful as well.

Average prices for a 1200 square foot slate roof:

Materials - from $7,140 to $8,106 for basic materials, $7,968 to $9,072 for better quality materials and $8,934 to $9,900 for the best materials

Installation – from $1,356 to $2,165 for good quality work, $2,042 to $2,831 for better quality and $2,691 to 3,722 for custom quality work

Total materials and labor - $8,496 to $10,271 for a basic roof, $10,010 to $11,903 for a better roof and $11,625 to $13,622 for the best slate roof

Total average price per square foot - $7.82 for basic materials and labor, $9.13 for better quality and $10.52 for the best materials and custom installation

The Average Cost of an Asphalt Roof

Asphalt shingles are less expensive than are other roofing materials, and the quality of shingles you choose determines their price.

Average prices for a 1200 square foot asphalt shingle roof:

Materials - from $672 to $1,214 for basic materials, $1,136 to $1,756 for better quality materials and $1,678 to $2,220 for the best materials

Installation – from $679 to $1,269 for good quality work, $1,151 to $1,833 for better quality and $1,690 to 2,604 for custom quality work

Total materials and labor - $1,351 to $2,483 for a basic roof, $2,288 to $3,588 for a better roof and $3,368 to $4,824 for the best asphalt roof

Total average price per square foot - $1.60 for basic materials and labor, $2.45 for better quality and $3.41 for the best materials and custom installation

Average Cost of a New Composite Roof

Composite roofs are versatile, long lasting and durable. Most manufacturers provide warranties of 30 to 50 years for them.

Average prices for a 1200 square foot composite roof:

Materials - from $672 to $1,298 for basic materials, $1,208 to $1,924 for better quality materials and $1,834 to $2,460 for the best materials

Installation – from $679 to $1,269 for good quality work, $1,151 to $1,833 for better quality and $1,690 to 2,604 for custom quality work

Total materials and labor - $1,351 to $2,567 for a basic roof, $2,360 to $3,756 for a better roof and $3,524 to $5,064 for the best composite roof

Total average price per square foot - $1.63 for basic materials and labor, $2.55 for better quality and $3.58 for the best materials and custom installation

Average Cost of New Metal Roofing

Metal roofs usually have warranties of 30 to 50 years and can last more than 75 years. They are energy efficient, durable and virtually maintenance free.

Average prices for a 1200 square foot metal roof:

Materials - from $5,100 to $5,604 for basic materials, $5,532 to $6,108 for better quality materials and $6,036 to $6,540 for the best materials

Installation – from $637 to $1,015 for good quality work, $959 to $1,326 for better quality and $1,261 to 1,741 for custom quality work

Total materials and labor - $5,737 to $6,619 for a basic roof, $6,491 to $7,434 for a better roof and $7,297 to $8,281 for the best metal roof

Total average price per square foot - $5.15 for basic materials and labor, $5.80 for better quality and $6.49 for the best materials and custom installation

Depending on where you live, you may have additional costs for permits, licenses or special requirements like hurricane-proofing as well.

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