How Much Should I Spend On A Roof?

small houseYou may have heard that roofs are expensive, with a roof replacement costing as much as $30,000 at the high end. Before you let that figure scare you off, know that most roofs come in for a fraction of the $30,000 figure. Here’s what you really need to know about the cost of a roof.

Average Roof Costs Nationwide

Nationwide, a new roof generally costs anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000, with the average roof replacement costing $7,523. As these numbers indicate, that $30,000 figure is an outlier.

Consider also that roof costs vary by geographic location. When you look at the national average, you’ll be seeing roof costs from the South, where roof work has a lower overall cost, as well as roofing costs from the coasts, where roofing costs tend to be highest. In the Cincinnati area, roofing costs fall in the midrange. A new roof is not as pricey as on the coasts, yet it isn’t as cheap as in the South.

Roof Cost by Square Footage

The roofing cost range is still a big one and you will want to know whether your anticipated roofing costs will run closer to $5,000 or to $10,000, so you can budget accordingly. One way to do that is to consider the cost of a new roof by square footage. This works because smaller homes often have much smaller roofs than large estates, and the difference in size is not accounted for in average ranges for roof replacement.

When looking at roof cost from a square footage perspective, you can expect to pay anywhere from $3.50 to $5.50 per square foot for high quality roofing materials. Asphalt shingles are the most cost-effective option for a new roof.

In general, your roofing costs will be less if you have a simple roof. If your roof has skylights, chimneys, dormers, or multiple levels, your overall roof replacement costs will be higher.

Get a Quote for a Roof Replacement

Quotes help you plan for a roof replacement. At Brandstetter’s KangaRoof, we offer free estimates for roof repair and competitive pricing on all jobs. We offer a 100 percent guarantee, protecting you with some of the best warranties in the business both during the roof installation and after, even when the manufacturer won’t stand by their warranty. To learn more or get an estimate, call 513.713.0418.