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What You Need to Know About Roof Replacement Costs
February 28, 2017

Imagine a house without a roof. It’s impossible, right?

If you have a roof that is damaged beyond repair, it can be difficult to know where to start. Affordability and costs are probably the first things to pop into your head.


However, before thinking about expenses, it’s important that you jot down your requirements. This is because, depending on your requirements, the different types of roof options available can serve different purposes. Your location is also another factor.

If you live in an area with dry weather and humidity, your requirements will be different from someone who lives in an area with plenty of rainfall or snow.

In addition to this, costs vary, depending on these factors:

  • The size of the roof
  • Materials used
  • The pitch
  • Type of application needed [for your roof deck]
  • Number of layers on the roof
  • If you have chimneys, plumbing or adornments that need to be addressed before the installation process

It’s important that you’re aware of these factors so you can negotiate and cooperate with your roofing service. And although it depends on the situation, sometimes installing a new roof is better than repairing an old one.

However, since this depends, it’s better to consult a professional (such as a roofing company or contractor) about this.

Also, always get a free quote so that you can compare the price range for different services.  A new roof should cost you roughly $2,000–$3,000; but, do not opt for something cheap if you want something that will last for years.

Costs of a New Roof

As stated above, costs of a new roof can range from 2k to 3k. But all of this depends on what you are aiming for.

Since there are various types of roofs, ranging from gamble to skillion and combination, it’s better to research their prices individually. However, the general pricing for new roofs and their types are:

Roof Type Price
Asphalt Shingles $680 – 3,700
Wood Shakes $6,800 – 20,000
Metal $5,100 – 22,000
Tiles $7, 650 – 21,000
Slate $17,000 – 27,000

Keep in mind; this is a rough estimation, when looking for a replacement. However, the pricing can vary, depending on the size of your property.

Furthermore, customization can also lead to additional expenses. Therefore, check with a roofing contractor and discuss your range and expectations for further information.

Book an appointment with us at Royal Renovators Inc. if you are looking for roof replacement services in Queens, New York. Contact us today at our toll-free number 800-423-2313 for a free roof inspection and estimate.

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