How Much Does a Roof Cost?Jun 22, 2020
When considering a new roof, one question enters the mind of every homeowner: how much does a roof cost? The answer to this question can vary based on a number of factors, including those listed below.
Your roof’s surface area is measured by a unit called roofing squares. This is determined by the overall surface area of your roof and dividing it by 100. Since roofing materials are sold in this unit, the number of squares will determine the amount of materials needed and the total cost.
Roof Pitch or Slope
The angles of your roof will determine accessibility for the roofers. If your roof slope is steep and difficult to navigate, staging and other precautions will be implemented in order to ensure the safety of the roofers.
The slope of the roof will also dictate the necessary underlayment. A steeply sloped roof will require a different underlayment compared to a flat roof. This can noticeably impact pricing.
Type of Roof Being Removed
Preexisting layers and other existing roof materials may determine the amount of labor needed to remove your current roof before the new one is installed. Price is determined by the weight of disposed roofing, the size of the project, and overall difficulty of the removal process.
New Roofing Materials
The pricing of new roofing materials can greatly vary. Before deciding on what type of roof to install, consider design, durability, weight, and the lifespan of your new roof. Asphalt composite shingles tend to be the most popular and affordable option, clay and concrete tiles fall in the middle price bracket, and metal roofs are often the most expensive.
At Pond Roofing & Exteriors, we pride ourselves on a large selection of replacement roof materials. We offer asphalt composite shingles, slate, synthetic slate and shake tiles, standing seam metal roofs (copper, steel, stainless, and aluminum) and single-ply membranes, such as TPO and EPDM (a synthetic rubber membrane used on flat roofs).
If you’re having trouble deciding on a specific roofing material, we are happy to bring shingle samples to your home. For further visuals, we can also provide you with addresses of nearby completed home roofing projects related to the style and colors you may be interested in. Our goal is to help you envision your new roof and make an informed decision before diving into a major project.
Roofing System Components
A new roof is often beyond shingles and tiles. You are also investing in the overall integrity and longevity of your home. Your roof serves as the first line of defense against the elements, therefore, it should be reinforced with precautionary components to prevent damage. These components include the type of underlayment and decking materials installed, ventilation needs, and roof insulation.
Accessibility can greatly impact the cost of a new roof. If a roof is difficult to access in certain areas, additional equipment might be necessary in order to have the job efficiently completed.
A warranty can greatly impact the price of a new roof. At Pond Roofing & Exteriors, all of our new roofs come with either a 25-, 30-, 40-year, or limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty on materials and labor. Additionally, we offer a 15-year warranty for workmanship on new asphalt roofs.
Contact Pond Roofing & Exteriors
So, how much does a roof cost? Contact the professionals at Pond Roofing & Exteriors. Our experienced team of estimators will inspect the condition of your roof and consult you on your new roof needs, wants, and cost. We are happy to walk you through every step of the process and help you make the right choices for your new roof.