Roof replacement costs from $4,286 to $6,429 for a new asphalt shingle roof on an 1,800 sq. ft home. Asphalt shingles are the most affordable roof material at $1.50 to $5.50 per sq. foot. A new roof’s total replacement costs will vary depending on the roofing material installed, home size, slope of roof, local labor prices, and other factors discussed below.
Average Roof Replacement Costs by MaterialHere are a few average costs for a new roof by different roofing shingles and material types. This example shows the average low and high costs for a new roof on an 1,800 square foot single story home with a low roof pitch and no garage in Austin, TX. You can input your own zip code and home size in the calculator above to get a roof cost estimate for your area.
|1,800 sq. ft Home||Low Cost||High Cost|
|3 Tab Asphalt||$4,286||$6,429|
What Factors Affect the Cost of a New Roof?
There are a few factors that will directly influence the cost of a new roof. The main things that your roofing contractor will assess and be able to give you a price quote for a new roof will be measured by a few factors like these:
- Home Size
- Slope and Pitch of Roof
- Roof Materials Installed
- Old Roofing Removal (if needed)
- Permits & Fees
- Local Labor Rates
The breakdown of total costs can be summarized into two categories for a new roof that can be broken down this way:
- The total cost you pay your contractor to have it installed which is about 60%.
- The total cost you spend on the roofing materials needed which usually makes up around 40%.
Costs of Different Roofing Shingles
Roof installation prices can vary depending on the type of roof shingles installed, the size of your home, and the average local roofing installation costs. Roofing shingles are sold and priced out by “squares and bundles” which you will often hear your new roof contractor refer to.
A square of shingles covers 100 square feet of roof area. If you were to purchase a bundle, it would install up to 1/3 of a square or about 33.3 square feet of roofing area. See our roof shingle cost chart below to get an estimate of the costs of different roofing shingles:
|Roof Shingle Types||Cost per Square Ft.||Cost per Square (100 sq.ft.)||Installation Costs|
|Asphalt 3 Tab||$1.00||$100||$5,000 to $12,500|
|Asphalt Architectural||$1.50||$150||$12,450 to $15,785|
|Asphalt Fiberglass 3D||$4.25||$425||$8,500 to $16,500|
|Metal Shingles||$5.25 to $12.50||$525 to $1,250||$5,000 to $15,000|
|Aluminum Shingles||$3.15||$315||$15,500 to $28,000|
|Copper Roofing||$14 to $22||$1,400 to $2,200||$23,000 to $48,000|
|Corrugated Steel||$1.80||$180||$10,500 to $19,500|
|Standing Seam Metal||$3.50 to $6.80||$350 to $680||$23,000 to $30,000|
|Steel Shingles||$3.35||$335||$15,000 to $25,000|
|Cedar Wood Shake||$4.50||$450||$14,500 to $25,000|
|Wood Shingle Roof||$3.50||$350||$10,000 to $15,645|
|Clay Tiles||$7.25 to $10||$725 to $1,000||$24,000 to $50,000|
|Concrete Tile||$3.25 to $5.50||$325 to $550||$20,000 to $42,000|
|Slate Tiles||$7.50 to $15.88||$750 to $1,588||$25,000 to $50,000|
|Solar Shingles||$24.25||$2,425||$60,000 to $75,000|
|TPO - PVC Roofing||$1.85 to $5.72||$185 to $572||$11,000 to $15,000|
Hiring a Roofing Contractor
Avoid Hidden Roofing Costs
Before choosing your roof replacement contractor, be sure you can trust them and that their estimate is transparent and complete.
The best advice on how to avoid hidden roofing costs is to choose a local, trusted contractor—someone whose reputation and reliability are central to their success. You can confirm this by checking their physical business address and validating their local licensing.
Here are additional warning signs that can protect your roof replacement budget:
- Avoid contractors who request the entire roof replacement cost, or large cash deposit, up front.
- Avoid anyone who pressures you to sign a contract immediately.
- Be wary of any outliers in your quotes. All estimates should be relatively similar unless the material type is significantly different.
When it comes to a roof replacement project, there are some hidden costs homeowners could be surprised with down the line. The best way to avoid these is to ask the contractor about them.