How much does a new roof cost? We understand replacing a roof is a huge project that can become large investment for any homeowner. Your roof is also one of the most visible portions of your house, as well as one the most important components in keeping your home safe from the environment. That’s why we are here to help you understand the cost of a new roof.
Cost of A New Roof
Complexity of Roof
The complexity really just means how difficult is it to get the job done.
The size of your home is not the same as the size of your roof. You need to consider whether your roof has a lower or higher pitch. There are various roof types such as gable, hip, mansard, and others that cost more than a flat roof.
Some homes in The Woodlands & Spring have a shallow roof pitch, whereas others have much higher roof pitch. The pitch elevation makes a difference in the installation cost, as the steeper the roof, the more surface area. Also the steeper the roof the slower the job will take because of safety precautions such as harnesses.
Most homes only have 1 layer of asphalt shingle but sometimes a home can have two layers. The more material needed to be teared off, the higher of price because of labor and disposal costs.
There are details such as chimneys, gutters, skylights, roof boot pipes, solar panels, and others that can add up the material & labor costs.
What Material Is Being Used?
Material cost is one of the biggest and most important things to consider. There are different brands and differences in their materials being used.
Type of Asphalt ShinglesExample Below: Strip Shingles, Architectural Shingles, & Luxury Shingles.
Ice & Water Shield
Traditional Felt vs Synthetic Felt
Traditional Roof Vents Vs Ridge Vent
The fact is that roofing material is going to be relatively the same for every roofing company. A cheap roofer that can only compete with other companies by offering a lower price is going to cut corners to keep a profit.
Material being used does make a difference and is better explained in person. We offer FREE Estimates and will go through the material being used as well as answer any questions you might have. We don’t believe in high pressure sales to close a deal, we believe in educating our customers in the product being used and earning your business through trust and value.
- Credentials (Certification, License, A+ BBB, HARCA, Etc.)
- Liability Insurance
- Online Presence with reviews (Google, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Thumbtack)
If you hire a cheap roofer you are having liability for your roof. We have been out to countless jobs where the homeowner just installed a roof but is now having leaks after 3 years.
With the company comes warranty. Prices change depending on what warranty you get
Manufacturer Warranty: Limited Life Time Warranty on the shingles. you can usually upgrade this warranty. Depends on the brand you are going with.
Company Warranty: Companies can offer their own warranty to give homeowner peace of mind. Most problems with roofs come from improper installation.