How Much Should I Spend on a New Roof?

The national average cost to replace a roof is about $8,000. The largest factors you will have are the square footage of the roof and the type of roofing materials used. The roofing materials alone, tend to be 40% of the overall cost.

When you receive an estimate, make sure you review it closely. You may see terms like “roofing square” or per square foot measure. Make sure you understand the different, as a roofing square is a 10-foot by 10-foot section of a roof (or 100 square feet).

Other items to look for when reviewing the cost of your roof are the roofing materials, supplies, protective elements, waste removal and labor. Materials vary based on the type of roof you choose, but asphalt shingles are the most popular and the most cost efficient, in most areas.

This is a large investment for most home owners. There’s no way around it, though. The positive is that a typical lifespan of a roof, on average, is about 30 years, depending on the type of roofing materials that you choose.

If you are budgeting to spend more on a roof, you could look at galvanized steel or stainless steel. Once you get into the options of stone, slate or copper, you need to plan on a $20,000 budget or more for a roof.

If you are not sure about what to look for in a roof, call BB Roofing for a free, no obligation roofing inspection today. The damage from snow, wind and hail can be difficult to spot. BB Roofing has HAAG certified inspectors in Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa that will ensure your home has not been damaged. We will work with you to put together the best solution to getting it fixed; a solution that works with your budget and timeline.

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