How Much Does a New Roof Cost?


How much does a new roof costYour home is your largest investment, and the roof is one of the most vital parts of your home.  

It protects your family and belongings from inclement weather and, depending on the condition, can enhance or take away from the aesthetic of your home. Whether your desire to replace your roof is because you want your home to have a new look, or your roof has exceeded its share of wear and tear, you’re probably wondering how much a new roof costs and whether you can afford one.  

How Much Is a New Roof?  

As of 2023, it’s estimated that a full roof replacement costs anywhere between $6,700 and $80,000, with an average of $11,500. 

When deciding whether to get a new roof, there are a few things to take into consideration. Let’s look at some factors to help you calculate the cost of your new roof.  

Removal of Current Roof  

Before a new roof is laid, the current roof must be removed. Depending on the difficulty of the job, on average removing roof tiles costs anywhere between $1 and $5 per square foot. Hauling away the old roofing material is generally included.  

Roofing Material  

There are different types of roofs and therefore different materials to choose from, such as asphalt shingles, cedar shakes, galvanized steel, concrete tiles, clay, copper, aluminum, and more. The cost of a roof replacement also includes underlayment, new flashing, ridges, and vents. In addition, the roof estimate includes nails, ladders, and other tools.  


Labor is an additional charge that is factored into your roof estimate. Depending on the complexity of the job and the number of workers needed, your contractor may charge a flat rate or an hourly rate between $40 to $60 per hour.  

Roof Size  

The size of the roof also determines the cost. Installing a roof can cost anywhere between $4 and $40 per square foot including both labor and materials. The more square footage or the bigger the roof, the higher the cost.  

Roof Pitch  

The slope or pitch of your roof is the steepness of a roof expressed as a ratio of inch rise per horizontal foot. This impacts both the square footage and the labor rates of roof replacement, since the higher the pitch, the larger the area. In addition, steeper roofs require specialized equipment and take longer to install, therefore, the rate will be higher.  

Reliable Roof Installation  

Choosing an affordable new roof and having it installed shouldn’t be a difficult process. CertainTeed professionals will help you with all your roofing needs. We offer top-notch craftsmanship, unsurpassed customer service, and assistance going through the insurance process.  

Still not sure if you can afford a new roof? We are available to discuss possible alternatives that will meet your needs and fit your budget. A CertainTeed professional will make sure you are given multiple options that you can consider.  

Our technicians will answer any questions you have, walk you through the roofing process, inspect your current roof, and offer suggestions on roofing materials. Don’t wait, contact us today.  


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