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What’s Involved in the Cost of a Roof Replacement?

A beautiful and reliable roof is one of the most important components of any home. Whether you’re considering a roof replacement through necessity or for general maintenance, you’ll want to know the costs involved before beginning any project.

According to Home Advisor, the average cost of replacing a roof is somewhere between $5,000 – $10,000.

Although the expenses associated with a roof replacement may be significant – the truth is when it comes to the longevity of your home, this massive home improvement project could be some of the smartest money you’ll ever spend.

Generally, the costs of installing a new roof or replacing a worn-out one will depend mostly on the type of material and size of the roof. The bigger the roof the more materials and time will be required.

In this article you will get a general idea of the factors which affect the costs of a roof replacement, an introduction to various roofing materials and their prices, and compare your project’s estimated costs to the average roof replacement costs throughout the country.

What Factors affect the Costs of a Roof Replacement?

There are several factors which can affect the costs of a roof replacement. Certainly, the size of the roof and type of materials involved are primary factors that will affect price.

However, there are other important things to consider such as the complexity of the roofing system including its pitch and architecture. Will roofers be required to deal with skylights and chimneys? Are there any legal fees, roofing codes, or contractor requirements? These are all bound to add to the overall costs of a roof replacement.

Now that we have a general idea, let’s explore what else goes into a roof replacement in finer detail.

What goes into a Roof Replacement?

When it comes to home improvements, roof replacements are one of the heftiest investments a homeowner can make.

Given this, let’s break down some of the costs involved in a Roof Replacement:

  • Labor costs

Labor costs are calculated based on the man hours required to strip and replace the roof and may include the individual contractor or company’s fee. The size and choice of materials for the roof will determine how long the job will take with the price rising accordingly. Hourly labor costs will vary depending on your location.

  • Equipment costs

Apart from labour costs another component you will be paying for are equipment costs. Equipment involved in a roof replacement include a roofing hammer, pry bars, a roofing shovel, a caulking gun, a framing square, hammer tackers, a power nailer, and shingles (asphalt, metal, slate). These are just a few examples of the gear you may end up contributing towards for a roof replacement.

  • Cost of Materials

This includes costs of procuring materials and transportation of said materials to your home or business. Choose between metal, slates, rubber, asphalt, and more. Do your research and consider the type of material you want, as there are a variety of prices and quality, as well as differing pros and cons.

  • Insurance Costs

Ensuring that you’re roofing contractors have appropriate insurance measures in place if pivotal when choosing who to handle your roof replacement.

It’s important to make sure your contractor offers a standard insurance and warranty. Get to know what’s covered in terms of labor and materials and remember to ask questions such as how long the warranty will last and how much it costs.

Type of Roofing Materials and Prices

At Integrity, we offer many types of roofs to choose from- would you prefer your roof flat or sloped, high or low pitched, and metal or shingled? Keep in mind that the type of roof you’d like over your home will greatly impact replacement costs.

Some types of roofing will require more labor and materials than others. They may lead to higher costs but can often be more reliable and durable. For example, asphalt shingles may last 20 or so years, on the other hand you can expect metal tile and slates to last 50 years or longer.

The table below illustrates the various types and their pricing per 100 square feet.


If you require consultation as to which material best suits your home or simply need clarification on anything roofing-related - our experts are on hand to assist you every step of the way.

Now that we’ve looked the costs associated with specific types of roofing material, let’s explore how much it costs on average to replace a roof in the United States.

Average Roof Replacement Costs in the US

As seen below, the National Average Cost of a Roof replacement is $7,211, with most replacements costing between$4,707 to $10,460. Compare your home improvement budget with the national averages below to get an idea of what you can expect to be paying for a roof replacement.


For a more specific estimate of how much it will cost to replace your roof it’s best to contact professional roofers. And although other roofers may charge for a roof inspection, Integrity’s roofing experts will perform a professional inspection free-of-charge.

Get a Free Quote on your Roof Replacement Today!

Replacing a roof is a major investment and choosing the right roofing contractors is vital.

For years, Integrity Roofing has been the trusted go-to for roof replacements for homes and businesses throughout North Carolina. We provide quality, consistent, and reliable roof replacements done with professionalism and the highest levels of craftsmanship.

Check out our credentials and customer reviews to find out what we can do for you!

Choosing Integrity’s will give you:

● A fair quotation with a detailed budget

● Keep costs under control with expert advice

● Access to know-how and a diverse choice of quality materials

● Flexible pricing and payment plans

● Personal safety

North Carolina’s #1 Roofing Company offers trusted and reliable roof replacements with over 25 years of knowledge and experience.

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