The vast majority of American homeowners will have to replace the roofs on their homes at some point in time. Asphalt shingles generally last about 20 to 25 years, while metal roofing can last longer, but both can also sustain damage in hail storms, thunderstorms, and, of course, hurricanes. The exception to this rule may be those who have slate tiles, which, barring extreme weather, can last for well over a century.
If you are among the class of homeowners who know a roof replacement is nigh, the information in this guide should help you create a financial plan for your upcoming project. Although the exact cost of your job will be determined by where in North Carolina or South Carolina you live, how large your roof is, and what materials you choose, this is still meant to serve as an educational guide, not a quote.
What is the average cost of a roof replacement by square footage?
The average cost of a roof replacement by square footage in the United States at large is somewhere between $4.00 and $11.00 per square foot. Although this may seem like a wide range, it is important to keep in mind that there are a number of factors at play, including the material you select, the median labor cost in your area of the Carolinas, and how large your roof is.
To give you an idea of how the national average price per square foot translates to the cost of an overall roof replacement project, see the following calculations. Please remember that the square footage of a roof is generally slightly more than the square footage of a house:
- 1,000 square foot house – $4,000–$5,500
- 2,000 square-foot house – $8,700–$22,000
- 3,000 square foot house – $11,200–$16,000
What does a roof replacement cost in my area?
The Southeastern United States is, in general, a relatively affordable region in which to live. In keeping with this, home remodeling projects in this area are usually less expensive than they would be in pricier parts of the country, such as the West Coast or the Northeast.
Per some online sources, a new roof in the Carolinas is likely to cost between $5,000 and $8,000, which, from the chart above, you can see is on the lower end of the spectrum.
Should I consider replacing my roof on my own?
Unless you have previously worked as a professional roofing contractor, it is generally unwise to try to do a full roof replacement as a do-it-yourself project. Your home’s roof not only plays a vital role in keeping you and your loved ones warm and dry but in protecting the structural integrity of your home. In almost all cases, it is a good idea to leave roofing work to the professionals.
The Hatch Homes crew is here to help you through the entire roof replacement process, from choosing whatever material is the best fit for your needs to actually installing the product you select. Call us today to get started.