Roofs are one of the most important parts of your home. They keep out the elements, protect your home and belongings, and increase your home’s curb appeal. This is true regardless of your home size. If you have a smaller home with a 1,000 sq.ft. roof, you can still use the materials and styles of roofing available with larger homes. Your total costs will be lower than average because your roof is smaller.
Like any new roof or replacement, costs are determined by the roof style, complexity, and type. Low-cost materials, such as asphalt installed on a simple gable roof, cost less than luxury materials like copper or slate installed on a complex roof, such as a mansard.
The national average cost of a new roof at 1,000 sq.ft. is $4,750 to $10,000, with most homeowners spending around $7,000 for architectural shingles installed on a cross gable roof. This project’s low cost is $3,000 for 3-tab shingles installed on a gable roof. The high cost is $30,000 for a roof replacement using clay tiles on a cross gable roof with roof deck modifications.
Many factors impact a 1,000 sq.ft. roof replacement cost. These include your roof’s shape, type, and materials. The more complex a roof, the higher the installation cost. So A-frame roofs, dormers, and mansard roofs have higher costs than a gable or hipped roof of the same size. A cross gabled roof has higher costs than a simple gable roof. Materials can also come in a range of qualities and levels of installation difficulty, impacting total costs. Below is the average cost to replace a 1,000 sq.ft. roof based on the levels of quality, difficulty, and installation.
1,000 Sq.Ft. Roof Costs
|1,000 Sq.Ft. Roof Cost (Material Only)||$1,500 - $2,000||$2,500 - $5,000||$5,000 - $23,000|
|1,000 Sq.Ft. Roof Installation Cost (Labor Only)||$1,500 - $2,500||$2,250 - $5,000||$5,000 - $7,000|
|Total Costs||$3,000 - $4,500||$4,750 - $10,000||$10,000 - $30,000|
|1,000 Sq.Ft. Roof Cost per Sq.Ft.||$3.00 - $4.50||$4.75 - $10.00||$10.00 - $30.00|
The materials have the biggest impact on your total costs. 3-tab shingles 1 and some metal roofs have the lowest costs, with architectural shingles and other metals like aluminum and composite roofing having mid-range prices. The highest costs for the material include metals like copper and zinc, slate tiles, and clay tile roofing. Each material can also have varying installation costs that impact your final cost.
You need 10 squares or roughly 30 bundles of material to cover 1,000 sq.ft.
This depends on your roof’s complexity and material. In most cases, it should only take 1 to 2 days.
This varies depending on the material. Installation costs per square range from $300 to $3,000.
This depends on the material and its condition. Some roofs should be replaced every 20 years, but others can go 200 years without replacement. If you are interested in finding out the condition of your roof, hire a roof inspector for a better idea.