What is roofing? How much does it cost?

When it comes to roofing, the cost is the first thing that often comes to the mind of most people. Roofing means the work of the replacement of your old roofs for the new ones. Roofing also means the replacement of the old roof using new material especially focusing on the affected one. The average cost of roofing replacement is around $500 a square – this may vary between roofs.

Just suppose for a while that you are living in a house with a total area of 1, 000 sq ft, you need to spend around $3,500 for the replacement of your asphalt roof. This is an average cost and the total cost of the roofing might be slightly different from what has been stated above. Come what may, you have to get ready to spend at least $3, 500 to $4, 000.


The actual roofing cost mainly depends on two factors:

The material of the roof will be used

The size of the house or the building where roofing work is required

For your kind information, it is important to mention that there is no need to worry about the estimated costs at all. Where there is a problem there is a solution. The best way to find out the estimated cost is to contact a nearby roofing contractor who will exactly tell you the estimation cost for free.

To your amazement, the overall or the average roofing cost per head is around $7, 000 in our country. That means that every person or homeowner usually spends $4, 000 to $10,000 on their roofing project. These figures may vary but not a great deal! These estimations have been taken from more than a hundred, the most recent surveys from door to door.

With all the information and data, it is now easier for you to take your next step.

Roofing costs are subject to changes over time

Making the exact roofing estimation is not possible because roofing costs are never the same. However, it is possible to make a rough, average idea of the total cost. On average, roofing costs are from $400 to $500 per square foot. When it comes to roofing estimation, the two things are very important:

The roof size (the larger the size the higher the cost)

The roof material (quality material will increase the cost)


People often focus on the cost of the new roofing but they forget that they have to spend on the removal of the existing roof, too. That’s very, very important when making such estimation. The best way to make the right estimation is to ask a roofing contractor you can rely on.

Before you install a replacement, you need to make sure how much amount you must first invest in the roofing removal job. According to estimation, you should get ready to spend $1000 to $2000 separately or apart from the main replacement as a new roof.

The best part is that most roofing contractors offer their potential clients free roofing estimation. So, you can get the estimation from at least three roofing contractors so that you can make a fair comparison but at the same time, you must keep in mind the material that will be used.  Before you go ahead with your plan, get ready for the following figures:

Minimum Roofing Cost $3, 500

Maximum Roofing Cost $25, 000

National Average Roofing Cost $6, 000

A roof inspector can also help you find out the exact roofing cost after they have inspected your roof thoroughly and obtained all the features and material you intend to make use of. The roof inspector will also help you discover whether you need to replace your old roof for a new one or the old one will work just by repairing it.

The cost difference between asphalt roofing & metal roofing material

When it comes to the exact roofing cost, two things are very important and they are roof material and roof size. The average cost can help you make up your mind in the first place. Secondly, the cost may vary – as was stated a fore – depending on the size of the house and the quality of the material. However, the average roofing cost that is so far on the record ranges from $4,000 to $10,000.

It is advisable to make a separate cost for each factor. When talking about the material cost, it is averaged by $5,000 to $10, 00 with a house with the area of two thousand sq ft.

When talking about choosing the roofing material, the roofing market gives you two options to choose from – even though you have a variety of roofing types.

Solar roofing

Asphalt roofing

For a 10 x 10 area, the price of the roofing material ranges from around $300 to above $2000. In case you are with a tight budget; you have to compromise and choose asphalt roofing option. And if you want to spend more to get more powerful roofing experience, you can go with the solar roofing option. It is all about your ability to pay.

Aside from the fact that there are options in the middle of solar roofing and asphalt roofing material, the most expensive choice is solar and the cheapest option is asphalt material. However, if you can afford, you are advised to go with solar material as it not only makes your roof look charming but it also increases its lifespan.

The difference between the costs of both types of material is that metal or solar roofing material will cost you $600 to $1000 per square while the asphalt roofing material will absorb $250 to $400 per square. The difference is quite obvious and it can easily help you decide on.