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How Much Does a New Roof Cost in 2021?

How Much Does a New Roof Cost in 2021?

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Your roof is one of many essential components of your home. It protects everything beneath it from rain, wind, and anything else Mother Nature throws its way. Your home’s roof should have been built tough and durable, but like most things, it won’t last forever. So if it’s time for a new roof, and your roof will let you know, you may be curious about how much a new roof costs.

Average Cost to Re-Roof a House

According to roofingcalc.com, the average home in America has a 1,700 square foot roof or, in roofing terms, 17 squares. In short, you can expect to pay anywhere between $5,950 for a builder/flipper quality roof to $10,200 or more for a fully installed new roof with all the bells and whistles, including a lifetime warranty, advanced ventilation, and proper flashing. Several factors do come into play to determine a final cost.

Factors That Affect the Price of a New Roof

Your home’s size is one of the most prominent factors for the cost of your new roof. Quotes will have the price stated by the square feet of your roof, called a Square. For reference, 100 square feet is considered a roofing square.

Your home’s size is one of the most prominent factors for the cost of your new roof. Quotes will have the price stated by the square feet of your roof, called a Square. For reference, 100 square feet is considered a roofing square.

The simpler the roof design, the less time and materials needed to replace. Complex roofs, called cut up in roofer terms, with lots of peaks and valleys, while pleasing to the eye, take more time to ensure water flows to the right place. Your gutters, not into the home.

there are various types of roofing materials on the market, from galvanized steel to high-end slate. At Legit, we’re proud to offer Owens Corning asphalt roofing shingles.

if your house suffered water damage or other repairs are needed before your new roof gets installed, this will increase the final cost.

if you have a chimney, skylight, or other roofing accessories, your home will need new flashing and impact your roof costs. Accessories will also include the roofing system, from the underlayment quality(protection against leaks) to the ventilation options. Even new gutters would be an additional accessory and bring up the cost.

the cost to remove an old roof can range from $1 to $5 per square foot or more, depending on how many layers there are. Some roofing companies factor the removal into the replacement quote. Be careful when comparing quotes, to keep the bid low, bait and switch roofers might not include this cost on the contract, but they will charge you once they begin.

labor in some areas of the country is higher than in others. If you live in a state with a high cost of living, you can expect to pay more for your roof. Unless a storm chasing crew rolls through town, any roofer near you will base their pricing to make a living.

the best roofing contractors are in high demand. Their reputation and craftsmanship generate a lot of work. To control how much work they have, the best roofers charge more and can even cherry-pick jobs! If you are most concerned about quality over price, you want to seek a roofing contractor at this level, but be prepared. They won’t be the cheapest roofer, but you’ll know you are working with the best.

Using Technology in the Roof Quoting Process

Roofing Contractors use a variety of methods to provide you with an accurate quote. At legit Exteriors, besides a visual inspection, we subscribe to services like Eagle View or Hover to give us the most precise information for your roofing quote. We also use UAV aka drones to do fly-over inspections on difficult roofs. Our goal is to make sure you don’t have any surprises after you receive a quote from us. We don’t have Superman’s X-Ray vision, but if we have outside and inside access, your bid should be accurate.

Ready for a New Roof?

While these are just some factors to keep in mind when considering a new roof, the roofing contractors at Legit Exteriors can help you understand your exact costs. We’re transparent with our customers, and we always provide free estimates. So if you’re in the market for a new roof, give us a call. We’ll work with you and help you stay within your budget!

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