What Affects the Cost of a New Roof?

Cost That Affect The Price Of A New Roof

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The biggest question most people have when faced with roof replacement is: how much is this going to cost me? It’s a valid question. After all, roofs are not cheap. Unfortunately, there is no across-the-board answer. Your final price tag will depend heavily on the size of your home, the pitch of the roof, the material you want, and the roof’s accessibility.

Consulting with your Hanson roofer will give you a better idea of your cost. For now, let’s go into more depth on each factor

Slope/Pitch of Roof

As a general rule of thumb, the steeper your roof, the more costly a new one will be. That’s because the pitch impacts the roofers’ ability to access, remove and install the roof.

Steeper roofs are more common in regions with high rain and snow volume because they can shed water faster. Pitch affects the walkability during the installation process, to be sure, but it also affects how much material is needed (additional nails, roofing cement, scaffolding, etc.).

Roofing Materials

You get what you pay for. If you want a cheap roof, you can get one, but it will cost you in the long run. To save the most money, you could install a shingle roof right over the existing layer without having the first layer torn off. You could also save money by tearing off the existing shingle layer and applying new shingles, but without applying the proper underlayment.

Both of these scenarios are cheap, but they won’t last and they won’t give your home the protection it deserves. You could void your manufacturer’s warranty, you could be faced with premature replacement and frequent repair work, and you could experience leaks if you go this route.

Your best bet is to install quality materials in the proper way to begin with. Yes, you will pay more, but the result will be a longer-lasting, more protective roof that won’t leak. The material you choose will affect price in a big way. For instance, metal is more expensive than asphalt shingles, but is a better lifetime investment.


How easy it is to get onto the roof is another factor in price. It’s much easier to access a single-level ranch than it is a three-story multi-family. Ranch style homes usually have a pitch of about 4/12, which means they are easily walkable. The more stories involved, the higher the cost of labor will be.

Other Factors

There are other minor factors that can impact the final price of your new roof, such as:

  • Any penetrations on the roof (chimney, accessories, pipe boots, flashing, vents, HVAC systems, etc.).
  • Geographical area of the home’s location (you will pay more for roofs in cities where the cost of living is high).
  • Season: roofers tend to lower their prices in the off-season (winter) and elevate them in peak season (spring/summer) when demand is high.

Contact Revered Roofing in the South Shore

he only way to know for certain how much your roof will cost is to allow our South Shore roofers to do an in-person consultation. To get started, contact us for your Free Quote. Conveniently located in Hanson, MA building Eastern Massachusetts

We serve the entire South Shore and lower Cape with quality metal roofing products; standing seam, metal shingle and metal panel roofs in Hanson, Taunton, Marshfield, Quincy, Needham, Medfield, Milton, Halifax, Hanover, Falmouth and Plymouth.

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