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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 Material

Here 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.
Average Roof Replacement Costs by Material
1,800 sq. ft HomeLow CostHigh Cost
3 Tab Asphalt$4,286$6,429
Metal Roofs$32,394$48,592
Clay Tiles$15,402$23,103
Concrete Tile$8,384$12,576
Copper Roofs$27,771$41,656
Rubber Roofs$11,000$15,432
Slate Roofing$14,153$21,230
Solar Shingle$60,000$75,832
Tile Roofing$20,544$50,672
Wood Roofs$8,435$12,653

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

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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 Costs per Sq. ft
Roof Shingle TypesCost 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
Rubber Shingles$4.00 to $8.25$400 to $825$9,200 to $14,850
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 

It is best practice to always get free roofing price quotes from at least 4 local roofing contractors so that you get the best price for your roof replacement. Each roof estimate should be within a margin of $2,000 to $4,500 for the same job from each contractor in your area. If it less than or more than that margin of price change, you will want to make sure all costs are being accounted for in your bid. You may also want to do some research with ratings and reviews on that contractor to make sure you’re hiring a quality and experienced roofer but also one who is not overcharging for their services. It may be helpful to be prepared to vet out your new roofing contractor with a checklist and questions for them to answer.

Roofing Labor Costs

The costs you’ll spend on labor in your area should be comparable across the board no matter which roof replacement contractor you hire. Labor costs will usually range from $1.50 to $3.65 per square foot of roofing material installed and will also the difficult and experience needed to install the different different roof types .

If the type of roof you are installing isn’t as simple as an asphalt roof installation you may need to expect increased labor costs. Some new roofing types such as slate or clay tile roofs require a certain level of expertise when installing. Not only are the labor costs more for high quality roof types like those, but because of the added weight and costs to ship the roofing materials, your total roof replacement costs can be influenced. It is always best to be prepared to review your roofing cost estimates and understand what to look for on them.

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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.

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