Thinking of re-roofing your Northern Colorado home? This can be a massive undertaking. There are certainly a lot of factors involved so you’re sure to have a lot of questions.
What kind of roof do I have now? What should I replace it with? Who’s the best roofing contractor near me? And, most importantly: how much does a new roof cost for both the service and the materials? We’ll be covering all of this within this article.
On average, the cost of replacing an existing roof entirely ranges from $5,500 - $11,500.
However, the exact cost of replacing your roof will depend on a few factors. Let’s take a look at how that cost will break down.
It can be hard to pin down an exact figure for how much a roof costs. Re-roofing is a multifaceted undertaking that can vary greatly from home to home. You, the homeowner, and your roofing contractor will need to factor in a number of considerations when pricing out a roof replacement.
Here are the top five factors and how they affect the cost of replacing your home’s roof.
This is likely no surprise to you but the size of your home can make a major difference in how much a roof will cost. On average, homeowners with larger roof space can expect to pay more when replacing their roofing. Larger homes or homes with multiple layers will require additional materials and labor. This can add up fast.
Prices also vary based on where you live. In larger cities such as Denver, the cost of a roof replacement is significantly higher than in smaller cities throughout the U.S. In Denver, the average cost of a roof replacement is $9,000. Suburbs or cities outside of larger cities will likely cost a bit more.
Choosing different materials for your new roof? The cost of a roof replacement depends on the materials you choose. For example, high-end options such as slate will cost more than standard asphalt shingles both due to the material itself and the supplies required to install it. Here’s a breakdown of how much common roofing materials cost per square foot:
|Roof Material Type||Cost Per Square Feet|
|Asphalt shingles||$3.40 - $5.95 per sq. ft.|
|Metal roofing||$6.00 - $24.50 per sq. ft.|
|Tile roofing||$6.30 - $12.30 per sq. ft.|
|Slate roofing||$23.49 - $31.77 per sq. ft.|
Removing your old roof may also have fees associated with it. The cost of removing a roof may also vary based on the material and the size of your roof. For instance, slate roofing might cost more to remove because there are specialized tools necessary to complete the job. Removal fees might also include an hourly rate or project fee for labor. Part of the removal cost is also the dumpster rental that the contractors will use to toss the old roofing materials into.
The slope of your roof can affect the price you pay for labor as well. Your roof replacement will be more complicated and time-intensive if you have a high-sloping roof. The more extreme the grade is, the harder it will be to work on and the more safety equipment may be necessary to get the job done. A high-sloped roof may also cost more in supplies such as shingles, nails, roofing cement, and other materials.
Before you decide to put down the funds on a brand new roof, be sure you're actually due to replace it. There are several telltale signs that you can look for when you’re trying to determine if you need a new roof. As you decide, you’ll need to factor in when it was last replaced, the type of roof you have, and the extent of any present damage.
The best way to know if you're due to replace your roof is to take a look at home renovation records. When was the last time your home's roof was replaced or reshingled? There's typically a recommended timeframe to replace a roof which will vary by the roofing material. Meeting this deadline could prevent undue damage to the rest of your home.
Different types of roofing material will need to be replaced in different ranges of time. In order to protect your home from the elements, you should replace your roof around that timeframe or sooner if it’s damaged.
|Roof Material Type||When to Replace|
|Asphalt shingles||15 to 30 years|
|Metal roofing||25 to 50 years|
|Tile roofing||50 to 100 years|
|Slate roofing||75 to 200 years|
This may come off as counterintuitive, but some of the first signs of a damaged roof will appear inside. Take a look at your attic or ceiling. Do you notice light streaming through or a draft coming from outside? How about signs of water damage such as leaks or mold? These are indicators that it could be time for a new roof.
Step outside and examine your roof from a distance. Do you see any patches that look different from the rest? Take extra care to notice any sort of large stains or discoloration marking the roofing material. Large patches of discoloration are common towards the end of an asphalt roof’s lifespan.
If you can, climb up to examine the roof a bit closer. Do you notice any curling or blistering shingles? How about corroded metal sheeting or flashing?
Don't ignore signs of damaged roofing materials no matter how inconsequential they may seem. It could lead to increased roof damage and damage to the rest of your home. Even the most minuscule-seeming damage can lead to water damage and even structural issues. Gutters can also lead to roof and water damage if they are damaged or clogged by debris.
If you don’t feel comfortable using a ladder to access your roof, call the pros to inspect it.
Trapped moisture can cause the wood rafters and beams in your roof to "droop". This is an unmistakable, obvious sign that your roof needs to be replaced as soon as possible. The issue will only get worse until you address it. If you neglect to do so, it could lead to further damage to the rest of your home.
As you now know, pricing out a roof replacement is anything but a one-size-fits-all situation. You and your roofing contractor will need to factor in the type of roof you have, how big your roof is, removal costs, and more. In order to get an accurate estimate, you’ll need to get in touch with a roofing company to get an idea of how much it will cost to replace your roof here in Northern Colorado.
Has your roof experienced damage from hail or a winter storm? Do you have an older roof that is in desperate need of replacement? At 970 Services, we offer roof replacement services for homes throughout the Northern Colorado area. For an up-to-date quote, contact our team by phone at (970) 888-0970 or online here.
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