If you’ve had issues with a leaky roof or have some shingles missing due to a recent storm, a new roof might be in order. But how much is it going to cost? The idea of replacing the entire roof of your home can seem daunting, but with the help of a trusted roofing specialist, it doesn’t have to be. Here’s everything you need to know about replacing your roof, including how much it will cost you.
Hiring a Professional Will Save You Money
Roofing is highly technical. Shingles need to be installed in a specific pattern and technique to ensure that the lines are perfectly straight and no water can seep in through the cracks. Additionally, many parts of the roof need to be installed following local building code, so it’s never recommended to DIY a roof installation.
It’s essential that you hire a professional to install your roof, and it will actually save you money. Purchasing a new roof and installing it on your own may void the manufacturer’s warranty and leave you high and dry when a problem arises. So although you might be spending less upfront, it’s a short-term gain and long-term loss. A professional roofer can install the roof properly and provide you with a warranty that will protect your roof for years to come.
Price Per Square
The actual cost of new roofs can vary significantly depending on the size of your home, what materials are used, and the current condition of your existing roof. Typically, roofing companies charge a 10-foot by 10-foot section of the roof by squares. On average, replacing your roof will cost between $265 and $900 per square. Some materials, like steel and aluminum shingles, fall on the cheaper end of the spectrum, while others, like tile, copper, and zinc, are far more expensive.
Utah homeowners should expect to pay between $6,000 and $14,000 for a roof with shingle costs, labor, and installation all included.
Contact The Roof Doctor
Whether you’re ready to install a new roof or want to repair an existing one, The Roof Doctor is here to help. With years of experience in installing and repairing, our licensed roofing specialists have the knowledge to help you make the best roofing decision for your home. We serve Orem, South Jordan, Salt Lake City, Bountiful, and their surrounding areas, and we’re eager to help Utah property owners stay safe and warm this winter. Contact us today for a free estimate!