How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Roof in Ohio?

National Average Range:
$6,000 - $12,000
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Reviewed by Nieves Caballero. Written by Fixr.com.

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.

Roof Replacement Cost in Ohio

New Roof Cost in Ohio
National average cost$7,500
Average range$6,000-$12,000
Low-end$3,500
High-end$60,000

Roof Replacement in Ohio Cost by Project Range

Low
$3,500
1,000 sq.ft. roof replacement using basic 3-tab asphalt shingles on a gable roof
Average Cost
$7,500
2,000 sq.ft. roof replacement using mid-grade architectural asphalt shingles on a cross gable roof
High
$60,000
2,000 sq.ft. roof replacement using slate shingles on a mansard roof with deck reinforcement

Average Roof Replacement Cost in Ohio by Size

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.

Cost to replace a 1,000, 1,200, 1,350, 1,500, 2,000, 2,200, 3,000, 3,750, and 4,500 sq.ft. roof in Ohio and the US

Cost to replace a 1,000, 1,200, 1,350, 1,500, 2,000, 2,200, 3,000, 3,750, and 4,500 sq.ft. roof in Ohio and the US

Roof SizeReplacement 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

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Average Cost of Roof Replacement in Ohio by Pitch

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.

Cost per sq.ft. to replace a conventional slope, flat, low slope, and steep slope roof in Ohio and the US

Cost per sq.ft. to replace a conventional slope, flat, low slope, and steep slope roof in Ohio and the US

Roof PitchCost 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

Average Roof Replacement Cost in Ohio by Material

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.

Cost per sq.ft. to replace a roof in Ohio and the US by material: asphalt shingles, vinyl (PVC), bitumen…

Cost per sq.ft. to replace a roof in Ohio and the US by material: asphalt shingles, vinyl (PVC), bitumen…

MaterialCost 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

Average Cost of Roof Replacement in Ohio by Shape

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.

Cost per sq.ft. to replace a roof in Ohio and the US by shape: gable, hipped, dutch, flat, dormer, gambrel, and mansard

Cost per sq.ft. to replace a roof in Ohio and the US by shape: gable, hipped, dutch, flat, dormer, gambrel, and mansard

ShapeCost 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

Roof Replacement Cost Breakdown (Ohio)

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.

Labor cost per sq.ft. for roof materials, tear-off (optional), and installation in Ohio and the US

Labor cost per sq.ft. for roof materials, tear-off (optional), and installation in Ohio and the US

Project AreaCost per Sq.Ft.
Tear-Off (Optional)$1 - $3
Material$1.50 - $12
Installation$1 - $10

Removing Old Roofing vs Roofing Over in Ohio

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.

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Enhancement and Improvement Costs

Skylight 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.

Cost to Redeck a Roof

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.

Additional Considerations and Costs

  • Permits. Permits in Ohio are required if you work on the roof deck or make structural changes. Otherwise, no permit is required for a new roof. Speak to your local municipality for more information.
  • Insurance. Insurance often covers roof replacements in Ohio if the damage is due to a storm or outside event. They do not cover replacements due to age. Speak with your insurance adjuster for more information.
  • Hiring. When hiring a roofer, get quotes from at least three roofers. Make sure the contract lists materials, costs, and a lien release. Ensure the roofer is licensed and insured in Ohio.
  • Saving tips. You may be able to save by purchasing the material yourself or scheduling your roofing job in the early part of the summer when jobs are slower.
  • Rainwater elements. It is common to replace gutters, drip edges, fascia, and eaves 5 when replacing the roof if these elements are worn. Speak to your contractor about whether you should replace these items with the roof.
  • Dump fees. In a roof replacement, you likely need to pay disposal fees for the old roofing material. This costs $160 to $300 in Ohio.
  • Grants. If you are a low-income family and need repairs to your roof, you may qualify for grants and loans to help cover the project. Speak to your local municipality to find out if you qualify.
  • Codes. If your roof is older, your contractor may need to make changes to align with current building codes. Speak with your roofer about what this may entail and what the costs may be.
  • Location. Ohio is a large state with three major cities - Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. It also has suburbs and rural areas. Costs may vary in the state, depending on your location, with costs in major metro areas typically being higher.

FAQs

  • How much does a new roof cost in Ohio?

The average cost of a new roof in Ohio is $6,000 to $12,000, depending on the roof size and material.

  • How long does a roof last in Ohio?

Most roofing material in Ohio is asphalt shingles. Depending on its quality, it may last between 20 and 50 years.

  • How much should I spend on a new roof?

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.

Remodeling Terms Cheat Sheet

Definitions in laymen's terms, cost considerations, pictures and things you need to know.
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glossary term picture Slate 1 Slate: A fine-grained rock, typically bluish-gray in color, that can easily be split into thin layers and is commonly used as a roofing material
glossary term picture Bitumen 2 Bitumen: A viscous, black mixture of hydrocarbons often used for roofing and waterproofing. It is also used in asphalt for paving roads
glossary term picture Shingle 3 Shingle: A smooth, uniform, flat piece of construction material, available in a wide variety of materials and laid in a series of overlapping rows, used to cover the outside of roofs or walls to protect against weather damage and leaks.
glossary term picture Flashing 4 Flashing: Pieces of sheet metal used on roofs to cover joints, such as where the roof meets the wall, or around a chimney or skylight, to protect them and prevent water leaking through
5 Eaves: The edge of a roof that connects with the wall of the building. Usually this part of the roof comes out further than the wall

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