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Roof Replacement Cost 2017: Materials & Labor Costs Updated!

With the winter fully settled in, and spring just around the corner, many homeowners will soon be scratching their heads trying to figure out how much they should pay to replace their old leaky roof that just barely made it through the previous, long, cold winter. After all, last year we’ve experienced some very low temperatures, along with heavy snowfall and many storm-damaged roofs across the US. And so far, this year has not been much different either. 😉

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So, if you are one of the many “lucky” homeowners whose roof has been battered by all the notoriously heavy accumulations of snow and ice last Winter and will soon require replacement, then read our just-updated 2016-2017 new roof pricing guide for homeowners.

To help you with your pricing research, our very own RoofingCalc’s Special Agent went on a secret mission to find the latest roofing materials and labor prices, so you don’t have to do all the legwork!

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Straight Off the Bat, it needs to be stated that not all roofs are made the same, and not all roofers charge the same prices. Depending on the type of your roof, geographic location, and the company or weekend warrior you choose to hire, the total installed cost of a composition shingles roof could vary between $2.75 to $7.50 per square foot installed. — That’s anywhere from $275 for a low bid (such as a bid from a weekend warrior or storm chaser who works without any liability insurance and does not have any worker’s comp.) to $750 per square for a fully warrantied job completed by a high-end exterior remodeling company. A square is equal to 100 square feet. An average roof size is about 1,700 square feet.

Geographical Considerations: While most contractors will price their asphalt shingles roof replacement services within $4.00 to to $7.00 per square foot or $400 to $700 per square range, there will be significant geographic variations. For instance, roof prices in the deep South (think South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and most of Louisiana) will generally be significantly lower compared to prices charged in the North East.

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