What type of roof do I have?These pictures represent the most basic of roof layouts. Your roof will probably differ in the amount of sections or areas it has. The more “complicated” the roof design, the more expensive the project will be.
How steep is my roof?The slope of the roof (roof pitch) plays a large factor into pricing. Steeper roofs will be more dangerous which adds difficulty for roofing crews. The added burden of a steep slope also slows production times as well.
If you have been on your roof before then chances are you probably have a fairly easy pitched roof. If you have climbed your roof but slipped around a bit then your in the middle. Lastly, if you wouldn’t dare climb your roof then its probably very steep.
Determine your roof pitch:
Method #1:Probably the easiest method for a homeowner is to download a free “roof pitch” app on your cell phone. There are a couple out there to choose from. You will need access to the edge of the roof by means of a ladder.
Method #2:Another method requires a two foot level and a tape measure. You will also need access to the roof or at least an overhang. Place the level on the sloped area and tape measure length B in inches. Do not get concerned about fractions… just round it to the closest whole inch. Now divide this measurement in half (if using a two foot level). You should end up with a whole number such as “6″ for example. This would mean you have a 6/12 roof pitch.
How much does it cost to replace a roof?
| Smaller homes such as a townhouse usually are lumped into a minimum job cost. The roof is generally walkable.Some row houses do not have access to the rear fenced yards adding difficulty.
Average Roof Cost: $2500-$4500
| This is a basic roof design with a walkable roof.
Access for material delivery and dump trailers is good.Expect a square foot price range of $2.40-$2.60 per square foot.
Average Roof Cost: $4000-$6000