Roofing contractors look at several variables when determining the cost of a new roof. Square footage, height, accessibility, and choice of materials all impact the price.
How much does a new roof cost?
The average price of a roof depends on the section of the country that the home is in. For instance, replacing a roof in the South is much cheaper than any other part of the country.
The lowest, most basic roof replacements can cost around $5,000. Meanwhile, high-end replacements can cost upward of $25,000. However, most roof replacement costs are around $12,000.
Does the cost impact the quality?
Since a roof repair is one of the most costly home updates, homeowners often search for cheaper options. However, this can greatly impact the lifespan of your roof. For example. asphalt shingles, one of the more inexpensive materials, usually last around 30 years. Metal or tile roofs, while more expensive, last 20 years longer, on average.
The Bottom Line:
Always do your research before hiring a roofing contractor AND before deciding which kind of roof is right for you. Verify that your roofers are licensed and insured through the National Roofing Contractors Association and ask for the required permits. Finally, remember to get several estimates and choose the right company for your needs.