Average Costs for Roofing Contractor Services
Roofing work is notorious for being one of the most expensive items for your home, whether you need repairs or a whole new roof. The cost is well worth it since your roof performs one of the most important jobs in protecting your home and keeping your energy costs in check, but that may not be much consolation when you are looking at the bill.
One way to keep your costs under control is to do your research to find out what the average costs are in your area, and then to get several estimates and compare them. Here’s a look at some of the average costs for roofing work in Arizona and around the country:
New Roof Installation
Getting a new roof is by far the most expensive investment you can make for your roof. The costs vary significantly depending on what type of materials you choose. Shingle roofing in Scottsdale is among the most affordable options, while certain types of tile, such as slate, are among the most expensive. The particulars of your home and the roof will also influence the price. For example, if you have a steep roof or one with many pitches, you will pay more for your new roof.
The national average for a new roof is $6,000. That cost is based on the average roof size of 24 feet by 45 feet. You can expect to pay less if you have a flat roof – about $4,000 to $5,000 – and a lot more if you need to have the roof framed – about $9,000 to $13,000. Wood shake and Scottsdale tile roofing can cost two to three times more than the national average and keep rising from there.
The average cost for roof repair is $714, which is far less than you would pay for re-roofing but is no small change. The low end of roof repair costs was reported at $150, and the high end was reported at $2,500. The cost to repair a leak averages around $650.
Common Scottsadle roof repairs include replacing shingles and tiles that have blown off the roof, curled, come loose, cracked, or degraded. Replacing the flashing is another common repair, as well as re-sealing the flashing and surrounding materials. Other common repairs include fixing problems in the valleys, repairing the gutters or fascia, dealing with ventilation issues, and re-attaching roofing materials.