The roof above our heads is something we should all appreciate because after all, it keeps us safe from the weather outside. Typically we rarely think about it though until something has gone wrong and we are looking at fixing or replacing it with a new roof.
If you are in the market for a new roof and wondering how much it’s going to cost you then you are in the right place!
Keep reading to learn more about not only the costs but also tips on saving money on your roof replacement.
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How Much Does It Cost to Get a New Roof?
First, let’s answer the question that you are more than likely wondering – how much is this going to cost me? While we do not have an exact number because it varies based on a number of different factors (which we will speak about below) we can tell you that the average homeowner spends $7,861 on their new roof.
This number can be lower or higher depending on where you live, and the roof material you want on your roof.
To give you an idea of the different material costs, a copper roof on a 2,2000 square foot home can cost you $25,000 or more, a galvanized steel option can cost around $14,000, and the least expensive material asphalt shingles can cost around $2,500. These numbers are for the materials themselves and do not take labor into account.
Like we mentioned earlier the costs for the roofing material are separate from the labor to install your new roof. Again the labor cost will vary based on the size of your roof, the larger the roof the more you can expect to pay. Labor costs can range from $1.50 to $3 per square foot.
To get an exact cost for labor make sure you call around places like Tiger Roofing LLC, that have the expertise in making this change to your home. A new roof is not something that you want just anyone tackling. This is an important part of your home that you want to ensure is done correctly.
Who doesn’t like to save money? We have a few tips to help you save money when you are in the market for a new roof. Make sure that you do your homework and do not go with the first company you call.
It’s always good to compare prices and what the company offers. If the quote is extremely low make sure that you are getting a warranty on their work. Extremely low quotes compared to others in the same area is sometimes a red flag.
Another way to save money is to use your insurance if you are replacing your roof due to damage from the weather. Insurance companies typically cover roof damage that is not due to neglect.
Now that you have an idea of what to expect when it comes to your new roof you can start the fun part – shopping. This is the time to call around, check out which roof you want to literally have over your head, and pick what fits your budget and that you love most.
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