How Much Does A New Roof Cost?

The average cost to replace a roof can vary quite a bit. According to HomeAdvisor, the typical range for roof replacement costs is between $5,100 and $10,000, but roof replacement can be as low as $1,200 or as high as $30,000. Many roofing companies will charge between $3.50 and $5.00 per square foot. The average roof size is about 1,700 square feet, but here in Des Moines a roof averages around 3,000 square feet. The cost depends on a variety of factors including square footage, material, damage to your roof and more.

How Much Does It Cost To Reshingle A Roof?

The national average cost to reshingle a roof is around $7,200, according to, but it can vary drastically. The cost to reshingle a roof depends on a number of things such as roof size, geographic location, shingle material and other factors. If you’re looking for a minor repair instead of reshingling the entire roof, you could drastically save on your bottom line. Depending on the number of shingles and the materials used, fixing or replacing a few shingles can vary in cost. Roofing Calculator estimates that the average shingle repair costs around $650.

Unexpected Costs of Roof Replacement

If your roof estimate is higher than expected based on the materials you’ve chosen, it may be due to other damage on your roof. If you experienced a storm which caused roof damage, but you did not take action immediately, your roof may have plywood damage where shingles were ripped off.

You might think plywood will not add a huge expense to your roof, but hurricanes, severity of seasonal storms and simple inflation plus, forest fires two to three years ago are still impacting the availability of lumber for plywood.

While we’re on the subject of acting on roof damage, we recommend you check out this blog post about why it’s essential to take care of roof damage right away. This may save you from shelling out even more money.

Complex roof designs can complicate and increase the price of a new roof as well. Skylights are difficult to work around, so roofers will charge more to accommodate those types of features.

Other factors that roofing companies consider when estimating the cost of a new roof include the type of roof material you need removed, the slope of your roof and the accessibility to the roof.