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You’ve lived in your home for several years and your roof is finally starting to show signs that it can’t offer the protection it once gave to your home, looks like it’s time for a roof replacement. You know that roof replacements aren’t exactly cheap so how much does a roof replacement cost? Let’s look at some of the determining factors so you can find out how much your roof replacement will end up costing you.

How to Determine If You Need a Roof Replacement

Roofing Material

There are several different types of roofing materials available and they all come at different prices. Like anything else in home improvement there are premium materials, average ones and cheaper materials available.

Premium materials may include slate tiles or impact resistant asphalt shingles, we could consider a dimensional asphalt shingle as an average material before getting to the lower end of the spectrum with a 3-tab shingle system. Obviously the higher the quality the material, the more it will cost. Some of the higher end materials may also involve more intense labor to install and this will lead to a higher bill in the end.

Even geography will play a role in material cost. Areas where the base materials to manufacture materials are cheaper will mean the end product is cheaper as well.

Type & Size of Roof

The type of roof will also play a determining factor on the cost of your roof replacement. A typical up-and-over medium sloped roof will not take nearly as much layer as a steeped slope roof with several hips, valleys and dormers. The steeper the slope of a roof, the more complicated the installation process will be and the higher the labor costs will be.

It should come as no surprise to you that the larger your home and roof is, the more a roof replacement will cost. A larger roof means more materials and a longer time to install them so you get higher material and labor costs. Speaking of labor cost, you need to factor in unique situations of your roof to get an idea on labor. A simple 3 tab will tear off will cost much less than a roof that has several layers that need to be torn off.

These are some of the major factors that play a role in determining the cost of a roof replacement. You can also find a company that will give you a free estimate to better know what you may face.