With professional installation from a trustworthy roofing contractor, a new roof should last a long time – in most cases, over 20 years depending on the type of shingles.

But most roofs need to be replaced eventually, and it’s no secret that a roof replacement is expensive. According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost of a replacement (in the U.S. in 2018) is $7,525. What your new roof costs depends on several factors, however.

1. Per Square Rate

A roofing contractor’s estimate for a new roof replacement consists of a per square foot price. This price also includes variables such as the cost of shingles, supplies, and other materials needed.

It’s important to note how the square footage of your roof is very is different from your home’s square footage. What exactly determines the roof’s square footage? The garage, a new addition built a couple of years ago, the dormers? As an example, the roof of a ranch-style house has more square footage than a two-story home because of the size of the roof’s structure.

2. Materials

The price of shingles varies by material. Fiberglass-asphalt shingles are the choice of many homeowners and are the least expensive. Whether asphalt shingles are the best choice for your roof replacement depends on your plans. If you’re planning to live in your home for decades to come, a longer-lasting (but more expensive) metal roof may make more sense.

For most homeowners, fiberglass-asphalt shingles are an economical choice which adds value to your residential roofing project.

3. The size of the project

Replacing your roof may mean removing and replacing decking, as well as repairing water damage. Both may add to the final cost of your project. It may also cost more if roofers have to work around chimneys and skylights.

The ease of which a contractor can access your roof is another factor which can affect the final cost. In general, the easier access, the less time and materials are needed to do the job.

4. The pitch of the roof

A steep roof with a higher pitch requires greater planning, safety, and labor to complete the job properly. Because it isn’t as safe to walk on, it requires extra safety gear. This also contributes to the overall pricing of your roof replacement.

If it’s time to replace your home’s roof, call Victors Roofing. Victors have the experience and knowledge to make sure the job is done properly.

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