The biggest factor affecting roof replacement cost is the size of your roof. Best Choice Roofing charges per roofing square, which is an area measuring 100 square feet. If your roof is 4,000 square feet, the cost of roof replacement is based on the materials and labor needed to complete 40 roofing squares.
Before we tell you how much your new roof is going to cost, we check to see how accessible the roof is to our contractors. If contractors have to carry equipment and materials a long distance, the cost of a new roof increases accordingly. When contractors are able to park their trucks as close to the roof as possible, it costs less to replace a damaged roof.
Cost to Replace Roof Materials
Asphalt shingles are one of the most affordable roofing materials on the market. If you want asphalt shingles on your new roof, expect to pay less than you would if you chose metal, wood shakes, slate, or tile. An asphalt roofing project typically costs between $4,000 and $6,000, while metal roofing costs more than $12,000 with labor and other materials included. Slate roofing is also pricy, with slate costing as much as five times more than asphalt roofing materials.
Be careful not to focus too much on cost when choosing a roofing material. Asphalt shingles cost less than other materials, but they only last for 10 to 20 years depending on your local climate. The more expensive roofing materials last as long as 50 years, making roofing slate or metal a worthy investment.
Roof pitch refers to the slope of a roof. Some roofs have a very steep pitch, while others have gentle slopes. The steeper your roof is, the more difficult it is to access. If you have a steep roof, we may need to bring extra equipment to your home and take additional safety precautions. Due to the safety issues associated with roof pitch, steeper roofs are more expensive to replace.