How much does a new roof cost in Houston in 2022? We understand replacing a roof is a huge project that can become a large investment for any homeowner. Your roof is also one of the most visible portions of your house, as well as one of the most important components in keeping your home safe from the environment.
Multiple leaks in a roof can lead to water damage and rotting of plywood underneath the singles. If not taken care of, eventually it will cause the ceiling of your home to collapse. Have you been putting off a much-needed roof repair or replacement? Here, we will provide you with all the information you need to answer your most important questions.
- How much does it cost to replace your roof?
- What are the different roofing materials?
- How do I know whether to repair or replace?
NOTE: In 2022, we have seen an unprecedented labor shortage as a side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. The demand for materials has skyrocketed. As a result, materials prices may be higher (we have been getting a 5-7% almost monthly) than reported in this article and lead times may be longer than usual.
Here at HHH Roofing, we will update monthly to make sure you have the most up-to-date pricing!
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How Much Does a New Roof Cost?
Replacing a roof is one of the most largest expenses you will face as a homeowner. It is an investment in your property that will keep your home in good shape for years to come. The average lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof in Houston is 20-25 years, depending on the type of roofing material you choose.
Zillow estimates that a roof replacement will return somewhere around 60% of its value in a real estate transaction. “Your home’s exterior is the first thing a buyer sees — and your roof is a part of that crucial first impression.” The average cost to replace a roof in Houston is around $8,000 with most people spending in the range of $5,000 – $18,000.
Roofing Cost Per Square
When you receive a roof replacement estimate from your roofing company, they measure your home in Squares:
100sqft = 1SQ.
For a standard roof replacement, it can cost between $360 – $390 per square. The two largest variables you’ll deal with are the square footage of your roof and the complexity of the roof.
Average Cost to Replace a Roof by Roof Size
Roof by Square Foot
$5,400 – $5,850
$5,760 – $6,240
$6,120 – $6,630
$6,480 – $7,020
$6,840 – $7,410
$7,200 – $7,800
$9,000 – $9,750
$10,800 – $11,700
$12,600 – $13,650
$14,400 – $15,600
$16,200 – $17,550
$18,000 – $19,500
Factors that affect the price of a new roof
After calling 3-4 different local roofing companies, you start to wonder why all the roof replacement estimates are different. There are many factors that affect who you ultimately select as your roofing contractors, such as reputation, license and insurance.
How does a roofing company price a new roof? Here are the 6 factors that will affect the price of your roof estimate:
1. Roof Size
The size of your home is not the same as the size of your roof. Roofers will take an accurate measurement using square footage and divide that number by 100, giving them what is called a roofing square. 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.
2. roof pitch
There are homes in The Woodlands & Spring that have a flatter roof pitch, whereas others have a steeper 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 longer the job will take because of safety precautions such as harnesses.
3. type of roof being removed & Number of layers
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 which is typically determined by weight
An example of a roof replacement in Humble, TX where the homeowners had wooden shake underneath the shingles. Wood shake had to be removed and new decking needed to be installed.
4. type of roofing material
The average materials costs for roofing typically accounts for about 40% of your roof replacement cost. 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 SHINGLES
Asphalt shingles are the most popular choice for most homeowners today. They are affordable yet durable, lasting up to 25 years in Houston. If you are looking at replacing your roof, asphalt shingles also offer a variety of different colors and styles.
There are different material manufacturers but, we stand by Owens Corning and CertainTeed.
3 TAb Shingles
2. TRADITIONAL FELT VS SYNTHETIC FELT.
At HHH Roofing, we always install synthetic underlayment vs traditional felt. It’s included in our Roof Systems.
- Lighter in weight making it easier and safer to install
- More tear-resistant when exposed to high winds and foot traffic
Asphalt Traditional Felt
- Often much less expensive
- More prone to tear
3. TRADITIONAL ROOF VENTS VS RIDGE VENT
The 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 roof replacement 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.
5. The Right Roofer
Not all companies are the same. We tell homeowners don’t hire chuck with a truck. If you are getting an estimate that is drastically cheaper be skeptical.
Hire a local roofing company that has the credentials:
- Local roofing company
- Established, with a great reputation
- Years of experience
- Credentials (Certification, License, A+ BBB, HARCA, Etc.)
- Liability Insurance
- Online Presence with reviews (Google, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Thumbtack)
*Remember: Most companies offer free roof replacement estimates
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.
6. Additional Details
Finally, there are the finishing details of a roof that can affect your roof replacement cost. Every home being unique, has a different amount of plumbing boots, possible skylights, even a chimney will affect the roof price.
One of the biggest factors is whether your home is one story or two story.
New Roof Estimate (Example)
A real-life example of how much a new roof cost. This is a beautiful 2-story home located in Spring, TX.
We started off with getting the measurements of the roof by ordering an Eagleview report. The roof has a predominant pitch of 7/12 which means the roof isn’t too steep and only had the standard 1 layer of roofing material to be removed.
The roof was complex only with having multiple valleys to work with. The roof is 46 squares. The total estimate would come out to $16,790.