Your roof is one of the single most important things about your home. It keeps out the elements, protects your home from storms and damage, and plays a big role in its overall curb appeal. If your roof is old, leaking, damaged, or losing its integrity, it may be time to replace it.
The cost of a new roof varies tremendously based on the material, its complexity, and location. Some materials, such as asphalt shingles, can be relatively inexpensive to replace, while other materials like copper, slate, and clay tiles can be extremely expensive.
The national average cost range to replace a 1,500 sq.ft. roof is $6,000 to $18,000, with most people spending around $10,500 on a 1,500 sq.ft. roof replacement using architectural shingles on a cross gable roof. This project’s low cost is $4,500 for a 1,500 sq.ft. roof replacement using 3-tab shingles on a gable roof. The high cost is $37,500 for a 1,500 sq.ft. roof replacement using clay tiles with moderate modifications to the roof deck on a cross gable roof.
The average cost to replace your roof varies depending on the material and roof complexity. Mansard and A-frame roofs cost more than the average to install the roofing on because of their steep pitch 1. Gable and hipped roofs have more average costs for installing the roofing. The calculator shows the average costs for material, labor, and total cost for installing roofing on a 1,500 sq.ft. roof, assuming a low-cost option like asphalt shingles, intermediate materials like architectural shingles and metal roofing, and high-quality materials like slate and clay tiles, installed on more complex roofs.
1,500 Sq.Ft. Roof Costs
|1,500 Sq.Ft. Roof Cost (Material Only)||$2,000 - $3,000||$3,125 - $7,500||$7,500 - $35,000|
|1,500 Sq.Ft. Roof Installation Cost (Labor Only)||$2,500 - $3,750||$4,000 - $7,500||$7,500 - $10,000|
|Total Costs||$4,500 - $6,750||$7,125 - $15,000||$15,000 - $45,000|
|1,500 Sq.Ft. Roof Cost per Sq.Ft.||$3.00 - $4.50||$4.75 - $10.00||$10.00 - $30.00|
A 1,500 sq.ft. roof is the average size for a home that measures 1,000 sq.ft., but the roof size can change depending on the roof type. The same-size home with a hipped roof will have a larger roof and need more material to cover than a home with a gable roof, even if the home’s footprints 2 are the same.
The biggest driving factor behind the cost of your new roof is the material. Asphalt shingles and plastic shingles 3 are two of the least expensive roofing materials. Expensive materials like slate and clay often have additional costs that come from needing to reinforce your roof deck. This is due to the additional weight of these materials. While most people tend to use metal roofing or architectural shingles, which do not require reinforcement, expect higher overall costs if you go this route.
A 1,000 sq.ft. home will have a roof that is roughly 1,500 sq.ft. in size. This gives you an average cost to shingle of $5,250 to $13,500 for most asphalt or architectural shingles. If you choose another material type, your average costs will be higher - between $6,000 and $18,000 on average. Some 1,000 sq.ft. homes may have a roof that is larger than 1,500 sq.ft. Mansard, gambrel, Dutch, and hipped roofs may all have more roof on average than a gable, cross gable, or dormer roof, so you will need more material and have higher costs.
Several factors go into this, including the roof size, shape, and the materials you choose. If you know the average size, you can get an estimate by multiplying the square footage by the average cost of the material you are considering and factoring in the cost of labor in your area.
The average cost of a 1,500 sq.ft. metal roof averages $10,500 but may go as high as $30,000 for some materials like zinc or copper.
This depends on many different things, including the roof shape, its complexity, and the material. Expect to pay between $3.50 and $9 a sq.ft. on average, but some materials may cost considerably more.
Yes, but this can be limited to certain types of replacement, as well as by the climate and material. If you live in an area prone to hailstones, you may need a roof designed to resist damage in order to be covered.