If your gas costs more, and your groceries cost more – so does your roof!

Inflation has affected the cost of material, the cost of labor, and everything in between. Still, prices are only going to go up more and more as times goes on.

The primary cost factors that sway the price of roof replacement are the type of materials and the design of your roof. For example, the standard roof ranges between 1,000 and 3,000 square feet, and you can opt for anything from asphalt shingles to aluminum, clay or copper roofing.

Your roofing cost estimate will vary based on materials and labor. Roofing materials come either by the square foot, by the bundle or by roofing square—a 10 ft by 10 ft slab of materials.

Asphalt shingles, wooden shakes and slate tiles are still some of the most common roofing materials. However, when comparing two popular options such as asphalt shingles and metal roofing, you’ll spot the difference in long-term maintenance costs. Metal will stand up against extreme weather better than asphalt, for example.

It is important to choose roofing material based on your local climate, the weight-bearing capacity of your roof, your budget and the desired finished look. Remember, in case you plan to sell sometime soon, a well-designed new roof is one factor that can affect your appraisal.


The best way to get a fair price estimate is to call a professional to come to your house, take in-person measurements, and do a proper inspection. This will ensure that no steps are missed!