GAF | How Much Will My Roof Cost

How
Much will
My Roof Cost?

Installing a new roof is a major decision.It can increase the value of your home while helping to keep your family and belongings secure. But there is one question that always comes to mind: how much will it cost? Ultimately, you’ll need to call a contractor. Prepare yourself for the conversation by considering these factors.

Size

The square footage of your roof is the most important factor in determining the cost of installation. Contractors will determine cost “per square.” To estimate this, take the square footage of your roof and divide it by 100. So, a 1,500-square foot roof equals 15 squares. The cost per square includes materials and installation.

Roof Illustration
1,500 sq. ft. / 100
=15 squares

Materials

What your new roof is made of also goes a long way toward establishing its cost. Different materials generally come with varying costs, curbside appeal, and duration. Consider what will be most important for you and your home.

Asphalt shingles

Asphalt shingles

are the most popular and least expensive roofing material.

Metal roofs

Metal roofs

can last longer than asphalt, but could also cost more.

Other options

Other options include

clay, wood, slate, and solar tiles

Complexity

Complexity

Certain facets of your roof — such as its slope (how steep it is) and features, such as chimneys — can affect the cost of a new installation.

Location

Where you live is also an important part of evaluating your new roof’s cost. The general cost of living in your region can play a role. Depending on your location’s climate and building code requirements, specific materials impacting cost may also be needed.

Location