Roof Replacement Cost
If you’re reading this, it’s probably time for a new roof, or at least close to it. Most homeowners go through at least one roof replacement throughout their lifetime. A replacement will be costly, but the investment should payoff over 25+ years. Here is what you can expect for roof replacement cost in Allen TX:
What will be the total cost?
First, several factors go into a roof replacement:
Size– Obviously, the larger the roof the more expensive. Roofing companies typically measure by roofing square as opposed to square feet. For example, a 10 ft. by 10 ft. area will equal one roofing square.
Pitch– Essentially the slope of a roof. You may hear a roofer mention a 12:6 pitch. This means for every 12 inches of roof surface, there is a 6 inch elevation. Naturally, a steep roof will add more to the overall cost than a flat roof because installation will be more difficult.
Material– The bulk of the roof replacement expense. In order of least expensive to most expensive shingles: asphalt, wood, metal, tile, slate. Affordability is the main reason you see asphalt shingles so commonly used throughout U.S. homes.
Removal– The underrated aspect of roof replacement. The removal of the old material is tedious; therefore, roofing contractors will charge a decent amount for the labor. Per square, expect between $100 and $150.
Accessibility– Falling in line with pitch, some roofs are much tougher to scale than others. Roofers may need additional equipment to simplify the job and keep it safe. A two-story home with a steep roof will cost more than a one-story with a flatter roof.
The point is…
Every roof is different. Also, every contractor is different. That’s why it’s important to get multiple quotes to see how each compare.
For traditional asphalt, expect a roof replacement cost between $3,000 to $7,000 for the entire project. Wood will cost on the higher end of that range and metal will be more than double the price. Tile and slate are by far the most expensive roofing materials. We’ll detail how the price of each shingle type is determined a little later…
Hiring the right person for the job
So much of roofing replacement success depends on the quality of contractor. As such, your primary responsibility is to hire the right contractor for the job. Once you do that, the process should go very smoothly, and you shouldn’t have to get too involved.
How do you hire the ideal contractor?
Make sure he/she is licensed
A license speaks to qualification, through knowledge and training. The effort and time a contractor puts into obtaining a license speaks to the effort and time he/she will put forth on your project.
Licensed roofers care about their reputation, and, more importantly, fine-tuning their skills and knowledge of roof repair and replacement. As a homeowner, choosing a licensed contractor over a non-licensed one is the wise choice.
See what others have to say about the contractor
Reviews and testimonials don’t mean everything, but they’re certainly something to consider when searching for a contractor. All you have to do is Google a roofing company’s name and you’ll have access to Google Reviews. Keep in mind that some customers can be hard to please, even if a service is done right. Therefore, don’t let one bad review ruin a bunch of good ones.
Some contractor websites will include customer testimonials. You’ll see some encouraging words said by customers regarding the contractor’s work. Again, reviews and testimonials are only a part of the hiring process, but it’s worth building an impression and perhaps weeding out a few contenders.
Ask for work samples
There is nothing more telling than proven work. A prepared contractor will bring work samples when meeting with you to discuss a roof replacement. He/she will walk you through successful projects and show you examples of work done on roofs that are similar to yours.
You may even have the chance to visit the home of one of the contractor’s clients. That is, if the client allows it. If you have the chance, you will benefit from a close-up look of the contractor’s quality of work.
Roof Replacement Cost of an Asphalt Shingle Roof
We mentioned earlier that an asphalt roof will cost between $3,000 and $7,000 to replace. That is on the low-end of available roofing materials.
Why is asphalt so affordable?
It does everything well but isn’t outstanding in any area. The material should last for 20-25 years, it does a solid job of protecting against hail, and it keeps a home insulated. Asphalt roofs are so common throughout North Texas homes because they are affordable and economical.
Really, the material is great if you keep it maintained. Once it passes the 10-year mark, have it inspected once every year or two. It’s also wise to have asphalt inspected after a gruesome hail season. Asphalt is not meant to stand out or last forever. It’s simply a solid, reliable roof that will justify a homeowner’s investment.
Roof Replacement Cost of a Wood Roof
Wood shingles and wood shakes will be slightly more expensive than asphalt. The material is more authentic and is therefore more visually pleasing than traditional asphalt. You can expect a price range of $3.50 to $9.00 per square foot for wood.
Wood shakes will weigh on the high-end because of their composition and slight difference in texture. Both wood shingle and wood shakes should guarantee your roof for up to 30 years. The roof type will require the most maintenance in comparison to other types. Wood can rot and mold if moisture is able to settle within.
The manufacturer should have plenty of tips on maintaining your wood roof. You will want to pay close attention to any areas of the roof that are shaded. You’ll also want to review it after a string of heavy rains.
Roof Replacement Cost of a Metal Roof
Now you’re looking at $6.00 – $16.00 per square foot ($600 – $1,600 per roofing square). The reason metal is roughly double the price of asphalt/wood is because it has double the life expectancy. A metal roof should last 50-75 years before needing to be replaced.
Hail may ding the surface, but it will never breakthrough. Rain is not a threat, nor is snow. Metal reflects heat, so your energy bills will be more favorable and your home more comfortable. It can be a tricky roof for design purposes, but roofers should be able to install it in quick time.
Roof Replacement Cost of a Tile Roof
Tile is a unique roofing type. It’s the opposite of asphalt regarding its showiness and the opposite of metal regarding its build. Clay/concrete tile will cost $6.00 – $35.00 per square foot. The installation costs will be considerable as well, as tile is a very heavy material.
You’ll benefit from a roof that should last up to 50 years, possibly more if weather cooperates. Tile stands up strong in hot conditions like North Texas presents. There is a theory that tile does not take on hail very well; however, it’s quite resilient. Repair can be costly if a tile breaks.
Roof Replacement Cost of a Slate Roof
Slate is the premier roofing material. It’s beautiful, durable, and impenetrable. Of course, those characteristics come at a cost. The going rate for slate ranges between $1,000 – $4,000 per square foot. Like tile, slate is heavy and must be installed by professionals. Be sure the contractor you intend to work with has experience installing slate because not all do.
The material will last between 75 and 100 years. It’s unlikely you will ever need a new roof. Plus, if you decide to move, a slate roof will add significant value to your home. It’s never a matter of quality and appearance with slate; it’s more so a matter of necessity for homeowners. Many homeowners feel an asphalt roof will suffice and that their excess money can be better spent.
While those feelings are reasonable, there is a lot to be said about a roof that will last forever and requires little to no upkeep.
Location does matter
The region of the country in which your home is located does matter. It won’t effect prices greatly, but it will have an effect. The good news is Allen is a mostly suburban city. With the number of homeowners who make up the city, there will always be demand for roofing services. Summit Roof has the supply to meet the demand. Our GAF certified products are the best in the business. You can view full list here. Needless to say, you will have plenty of material options at your disposal.
Summit Roof Service Inc.
Summit Roof can install each roof type. Our team of expert roofers will write you a fair estimate and execute your replacement to perfection. We’ve served Allen, TX for over 25 years!
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