Located inland, Ohio sees a range of seasons, temperatures, and climates. From warm, humid summers to cold, snowy winters, a roof in Ohio sees the best and worst of weather. This means an older roof is prone to leaks, leading to mold, mildew growth, and wood rot during humid summers. Replacing your Ohio roof can help prevent these issues while enhancing your home’s appearance. Ohio’s most common roofing material is asphalt roofing, including 3-tab and architectural shingles, but other roofing materials may be found.
The state average cost to replace a roof in Ohio is $6,000 to $12,000, with most homeowners paying $7,500 for a 2,000 sq.ft. roof replacement on a cross gable roof using mid-grade architectural asphalt shingles. This project’s low cost is $3,500 for a 1,000 sq.ft. roof replacement using basic 3-tab shingles on a gable roof. The high cost is $60,000 for a 2,000 sq.ft. slate roof replacement on a mansard roof with deck reinforcement.
|New Roof Cost in Ohio|
|National average cost||$7,500|
The average roof size in Ohio is 2,000 sq.ft., but many homes have smaller or larger roofs. Most roofs are sold and installed by the square, which is equal to 100 sq.ft. Most homes in Ohio use asphalt shingles, with an average cost range of $3.50 to $7.50 per sq.ft. or $350 to $750 a square, but you can use other materials. Materials like metal roofs, cedar, and slate 1 have higher costs than asphalt, making the total cost range in Ohio between $3.50 and $25 per sq.ft. or $350 to $2,500 per square installed. Your costs can vary depending on your material, roof size, and complexity. Steeper roofs or roofs with many protrusions, peaks, and valleys can have higher costs. Below are the average costs to replace a roof in Ohio, based on the average roof size.
|Roof Size||Replacement Cost (Ohio)||Replacement Cost (National Average)|
|1,000 sq.ft.||$3,500 - $25,000||$3,500 - $9,000|
|1,200 sq.ft.||$4,200 - $30,000||$4,200 - $10,800|
|1,350 sq.ft.||$4,725 - $33,750||$4,725 - $12,150|
|1,500 sq.ft.||$5,250 - $37,500||$5,250 - $13,500|
|2,000 sq.ft.||$7,000 - $50,000||$7,000 - $18,000|
|2,200 sq.ft.||$7,700 - $55,000||$7,700 - $19,800|
|3,000 sq.ft.||$10,500 - $75,000||$10,500 - $27,000|
|3,750 sq.ft.||$13,125 - $93,750||$13,125 - $33,750|
|4,500 sq.ft.||$15,750 - $112,500||$15,750 - $40,500|
Your roof’s pitch or slope can impact your project cost. Flat and low slope roofs usually use different materials than conventionally sloped roofs, so they have different price points than other roofs. Most roofs in Ohio have a conventional pitch between 4/12 and 7/12, meaning the roof rises 4” to 7” for every 12” horizontally.
Some popular roof styles in Ohio include gambrels and mansard roofs, which have sections with a steeper pitch of more than 8/12. This steeper pitch is more difficult to work on because the installer cannot walk on it. This means additional safety equipment and more labor are needed, so these roofs have higher prices than roofs with a conventional pitch. Below are the average costs per square foot to replace a roof in Ohio based on the pitch.
|Roof Pitch||Cost per Sq.Ft. (Ohio)||Cost per Sq.Ft. (National Average)|
|Conventional Slope||$3.50 - $25||$3.50 - $9|
|Flat||$4 - $9||$4.50 - $7|
|Low Slope||$4 - $9||$4.50 - $7|
|Steep Slope||$5.50 - $25||$5 - $12|
Most homes in Ohio have roofs clad in asphalt shingles. This can range from basic 3-tab shingles to luxury and designer architectural asphalt shingles. These roofs are fairly easy and inexpensive to install. Depending on the quality level, they can last 20 to 50 years. Other roof materials found in Ohio include slate, cedar, and metal roofs. If you have a flat roof, you will likely use other materials, including PVC membranes, bitumen 2, or rubber, but flat roofs are not as common as conventional types. Each material has different costs for the material and installation. Below are the average costs per square foot for each material and the cost of a 2,000 sq.ft. roof.
|Material||Cost per Sq.Ft. (Ohio)||Cost per Sq.Ft. (National Average)|
|Asphalt Shingles||$3.50 - $5.50||$3 - $15|
|Vinyl (PVC)||$4 - $7||$3 - $8|
|Bitumen||$4 - $7||$4 - $8|
|Rubber||$5 - $9||$5 - $13|
|Architectural Shingles||$5 - $15||$3 - $15|
|Cedar||$5 - $15||$8 - $12|
|Metal||$7 - $15||$4 - $40|
|Slate||$10 - $25||$1.50 - $30|
Many roof shapes can be found in Ohio. Gable roofs, including cross, clipped, and Dutch gables, are popular in the state. Hipped roofs are also common, as are gambrels and mansard roofs. Some contemporary homes may also have flat roofs. Your roof’s shape can impact your project cost. Flat roofs use different materials, impacting costs. Roofs like dormers, gambrels, and mansards are more complex, requiring more labor and having higher costs to reroof. Roofs like hipped and Dutch roofs are larger than gable roofs, even when installed on a home of the same size and shape. This is because hipped roofs have four slopes, while gable roofs have two. Dutch roofs have three. This can mean your roof may be larger than your neighbors, even if your homes have the same square footage. Below are the average costs to replace a roof in Ohio based on the most common shapes.
|Shape||Cost per Sq.Ft. (Ohio)||Cost per Sq.Ft. (National Average)|
|Gable||$3.50 - $25||$3.50 - $9|
|Hipped||$3.50 - $25||$3.50 - $9|
|Dutch||$3.50 - $25||$3.50 - $9|
|Flat||$4 - $9||$4.50 - $7|
|Dormer||$4.50 - $25||$4 - $10|
|Gambrel||$5.50 - $25||$4 - $20|
|Mansard||$5.50 - $25||$8.50 - $25|
A roof replacement means the existing roof material is removed from the home before new material can be installed. The removal process is called a tear-off, and in Ohio, most quoted square foot costs include the tear-off. Most roofers charge $75 an hour in labor, with additional costs for a foreman of $160 per day. The average asphalt roof can generally be torn off and replaced within 8 hours, but if your roof deck needs repairs or you have a more complex roofing job, this may take longer and have higher labor costs.
Reroofing can be done in Ohio, providing you have a maximum of two layers of shingles. If you currently have two layers of shingles, you need to remove both to install a new roof. Removing two layers of shingles has higher labor costs than removing a single layer, impacting your roof replacement cost. Below is the average cost breakdown for roof replacement in the state, including the tear-off, materials, and labor.
|Project Area||Cost per Sq.Ft.|
|Tear-Off (Optional)||$1 - $3|
|Material||$1.50 - $12|
|Installation||$1 - $10|
You can roof over an existing asphalt shingle 3 roof with a new layer of shingles or metal in Ohio. This is called a roof over, and it is legal in Ohio, provided you have no more than two roofing layers. Roofing over is generally less expensive than a roof replacement. It does not require permits and has no tear-off costs. However, you cannot see the roof deck below when roofing over, so if there are issues, they are not seen. You may also find your roof does not last as long, so you may need to replace it later. Because you cannot have more than two roofing layers in Ohio, you have higher replacement costs later due to the extra removal cost, even though your current roofing over costs are lower than a full replacement.
If you have a skylight that may need replacement, consider replacing it when you replace your roof. To replace a skylight, the roofing and flashing 4 around it must be removed. After the skylight is replaced, the material must be reinstalled. Doing the replacement after the roof tear-off makes it easier and less expensive. The average cost of skylight replacement is $800 to $2,200.
If your roof deck is in poor condition, you may need to replace it before installing a new roof. You may also need to reinforce your roof deck if you install a heavy roof material like slate. Your contractor can likely tell you if you need a new deck after the tear-off. The cost of redecking is $4,000 to $6,000, depending on the roof size and complexity.
The average cost of a new roof in Ohio is $6,000 to $12,000, depending on the roof size and material.
Most roofing material in Ohio is asphalt shingles. Depending on its quality, it may last between 20 and 50 years.
Many variables are involved in determining this. Your roof size, material, roof deck age, and location must be determined. The national average cost of roof replacement is $7,000 to $24,000.