How Much Does A Roof Replacement Cost?

Asphalt Roof Pricing

Rescue My Roof is not just made of roofing professionals. Our team members are parents, spouses, coaches, and most importantly, they are human. We understand how big of a struggle it can be to pay for a roof replacement. 

Unfortunately, there isn’t a set cost for a roof. But we can tell you the average range, and what circumstances can impact the price so that you can prepare financially. We’ve broken it all down for you here. 

The Average Cost of an Asphalt Roof Replacement

The national average of a roof replacement is approximately $8,000. However, it can range anywhere from $5,500 to $20,000

When you break this cost down by square footage, you’ll find that many companies will charge around $3.50 – $5.00 per square ft. However, these prices can vary widely depending on many factors like the complexity of your roof, labor, and materials.

A construction crew hammering in nails as they install a new roof.

Factors Impact Roof Replacement Costs

As you can see, the price of a roof replacement can vary. The final cost is determined by the following factors:



A roof replacement involves new decking, underlayment, flashing, and shingles. The pricing of these materials depends on the quality, manufacturer, and quantity. 

For asphalt shingles there are three types: 3-tab, dimensional, and luxury shingles. 3-tab shingles are $1-2 per sq. ft. Dimensional shingles are $2-4 per sq. ft. Luxury shingles are the most expensive at $4-5 per sq. ft.


Time and Labor

Roofing professionals, whether they are in-house or subcontracted employees, need to be paid. 

This is a cost that is factored into the initial estimate you receive from your roofing company, and shouldn’t increase afterward. 


Size and Complexity

The larger the roof, the more time, labor, and materials it’s going to take. Meaning a bigger roof = more money.

Additionally, more complex roofs (steep, lots of valleys, penetrations, etc.) will cost more because they are more labor intensive.

Price breakdown of all roof materials

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The cost of a new roof may seem pricey, but as you can see here it varies due to many factors. The bigger the roof, the more complex it is, or the more expensive materials you choose will cause the overall price to increase.

Keep in mind, prices will always vary from company to company. That’s why we recommend getting several estimates to determine the right contractor for you.

Learn more about getting started with your roof replacement with “3 Things to Compare When Looking at Multiple Roof Estimates” and “How Much Does A Roof Replacement Cost.”

Looking for an estimate in the greater Milwaukee area? You’ve come to the right place. Rescue My Roof has dedicated a decade in the roofing industry to helping homeowners achieve their perfect roof.

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