How much does a roof replacement cost? Well in Salem County, New Jersey, it will cost anywhere between $7,000 to 11,000 to replace a typical 1,700 square foot asphalt shingle roof. Our local roofing companies charge an average of $3.50 to $6.00 per square foot for asphalt roof replacements.
There are a lot of factors that impact how much it will cost to replace your roof, including the type of roofing material, the size of your roof, the complexity of your roof structure, the height of your roof, and the season in which you have it done.
Let’s look at the factors in roof replacement.
Roofing Types & Materials Costs in Salem County, NJ
The type of roof material you are replacing plays a large role in the pricing of your roof replacement. Most roofing contractors will provide a quote with the cost per square of materials, where one roofing square is equal to 100 square feet. Different roofing materials all have a different price per square.
|Roofing Material||Average cost per square foot||Average total replacement cost|
$3. - $5.95
$7,840 - $12,100
Asphalt Shingles Replacement Cost Salem County, New Jersey
Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material in Salem County. Not only are asphalt shingles durable, but they’re also the most affordable roofing material, which is what makes them so popular among homeowners. You can expect to spend anywhere from $5,000 to $12,000+ to replace your entire roof with asphalt shingles.
There are three different types of asphalt shingles, and each one comes at a different price point:
- 3-tab shingles have a national average cost range of $3.25 to $4.00 per square foot and are the most basic asphalt shingle option available.
- Architectural asphalt shingles cost between $3.50 and $5.00 per square foot. The higher cost comes from their 30-year warranty, increased durability, and pleasing aesthetic
- Premium architectural shingles cost between $4.50 and $6.50 per square foot and are the strongest type of asphalt shingle, usually lasting 50 years.
Metal Roofing Costs Salem County, NJ
Metal roofing is considered a premium roofing product due to its long lifespan. Metal roofs also take a little longer to install than asphalt shingles, which increases the overall cost of the roof installation. You can expect to pay between $8,000 to $30,000+ to replace your old roof with metal roofing.
There are three main types of metal roofing:
- Corrugated metal roofing costs between $6.00 and $8.00 per square foot, making it the most affordable metal roofing option. And the metal roofing you see most common on homes in Salem County, NJ.
- Metal shingles can cost between $7.00 to $10.00 per square foot. They allow you to achieve the look of shingles, with the durability of metal. I can only think of three, maybe four places you will see these in Salem County. Mostly on small stand alone retail buildings.
- Standing seam metal roofing materials cost anywhere from $18.00 to $27.50 per square foot to install. Standing seam roofs are known for being durable and weather-tight. You see these typically on commercial roofs.
The cost of a metal roof can also fluctuate depending on the type of metal used, its thickness and style.
Wooden Shakes and Shingles Replacement Cost
There’s a reason that other roofing materials try to achieve the look of wood shingles and shakes – they look fantastic. Usually, wooden shakes and shingles are made of either cedar, pine, or spruce. With cedar the most common.
- Wooden roofing materials are also affordable, with the cost of a wooden roof replacement ranging from $10,000 – $20,000+.
- Wooden shakes are more expensive and cost between $7.00 to $9.50 per square foot, whereas wooden shingles typically range from $6.00 to $8.00 per square foot.
Keep in mind that wooden roofing materials require regular maintenance to keep up their appearance and integrity. If not properly cared for, you may experience rot or algae growth – and have to get a roof replacement sooner than you’d like.
Slate Roofing Costs in Salem County
Slate tile roofs are the longest-lasting roof material available – they can have a lifespan of up to 150 years! If you have a slate roof, you likely won’t have to worry about getting a roof replacement. But, if you own an older home and your slate tiles are reaching the end of their life, you can expect to spend between $40,000+ to re-roof with slate tiles.
While slate tiles roofs are on the high end for the cost of materials and installation, there are plenty of benefits. Slate tiles roofs have a long lifespan and require little maintenance, meaning your roof will last for years to come.
You can get the look of slate tiles with asphalt or fiberglass shingles far cheaper, but you won’t get the lifespan.
Roof Replacement Labor Costs
Labor typically accounts for 50-60% of the total cost of a roof replacement. So, if your roof replacement costs a total of $9,000, about $4,500-5,400 is likely for labor. The actual labor costs of your roof replacement will depend on the size of the crew and how much time your roof replacement takes.
Usually, roofers are paid at a rate of about $100 per hour and general roof laborers work for about $35 per hour. It is hard, dirty, heavy and dangerous work.
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Roof Replacement Company
With labor taking up such a large portion of the costs, it’s important to make sure you pick the right roofing company to get the job done. Here are a few things to consider when comparing roofing contractors:
- Company’s reputation. Does the company have good online reviews? Were they referred by a friend or family member? Were they happy with their work? There’s a reason why contractors have a certain reputation, so you should always keep this in the back of your mind when selecting a roofing contractor.
- Warranty. Roofing contractors will typically provide a labor and workmanship warranty, to help you in case there’s a mistake with the installation. A reputable roofing contractor will offer a 10+ year warranty on their work.
- Subcontractors. If you see that a roofing company uses subcontractors to complete their installations, you could run the risk of getting a subpar installation. Roofing contractors with their own installation teams usually provide high-quality workmanship.
- Cost. The cost of a new roof should not be the deciding factor when picking a roofing contractor. If the cost is too low, they might be using subpar materials or cutting corners with the installation.
However, you don’t want to overpay either. That’s why it’s important to get multiple quotes from multiple roofing companies.
Roof Replacement Cost by Roof Size, Height, and Pitch
The larger your roof’s square footage, the more it will cost to replace your roof. Not only does a larger roof mean more roofing materials are needed – it means higher labor costs for the installation.
The total area of your roof is estimated not only by the size of your house but the pitch of your roof. The steeper the pitch, the larger the roof area and the more that needs to be replaced. Also, the steeper your roof’s slope the harder it is to work on, because it may not be walkable. Then the roofers need to use roofing jacks.
The height and accessibility of your roof reflects on the price of a roof replacement. Installing a new roof on a two-story home will take longer to install than a single-story roof, as it takes more time to get materials to the roof. It also means roofers have to take additional precautions to ensure that they are completing the job safely.
Cost of Roof Replacement by Home Square Footage in Salem County, NJ
- 1,500 square foot home $6,000 – $9,000
2,000 square foot home $8,500 – $12,000
2,500 square foot home $11,000 – $15,000
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Roof Replacement Cost Variables
Ice and Snow Sheild
You may need additional underlayment or ice barriers to protect your roof. Ice and water barriers are another added layer of protection for your roof. Typically, ice and water barriers will be installed on top of your decking on areas of your roof that are more vulnerable to damage by water or snow, such as the edges, ridges, and valleys of your roof.
Each township has its own rules on roof replacements and the permits required.
How many layers of shingles or other roof materials that need to be removed. Since dumpster, dumping fees are based on weight, the more you have the more you will pay. Most roofing contractors will include the price of removal in their quotes.
Your roof’s decking is what your roofing material is installed on. Usually, decking is made of plywood or oriented strand board that is placed over your rafters. If your roof is damaged or has leaked, then your decking may need to be replaced.
Fascia and Soffit Replacement
Fascia boards run across the lower edge of a roof and serve as the support for your gutters as well as the lowest portion of your roofing material. Soffits, or the material that covers the underside of the overhang of your trusses or rafters, are often connected to fascia boards as well. Because fascia and soffit materials are on the edge of your roof, they are susceptible to water damage and rot. Both your fascia and soffit boards might need to be replaced at the same time as your roof roofing material.
Roof Flashing and Pipe Boots
Roof flashing is installed in vulnerable areas, like around the base of chimneys or skylights, to make sure they are waterproof. Pipe boots, which are usually metal and rubber, are installed at the base of any pipes in your roof to protect the roof penetration and prevent leaks. These are also the most common areas to have roof leaks. Flashing and pipe boots are not required to be changed every time you get a roof replacement and can be reused if they are still in good condition. A good roofing contractor will include them in the price when giving you an estimate.
Does Your Roof Need To Be Replaced?
Getting a roof replacement is more than just a home improvement project. Your roof protects everything inside your home and the home itself. It’s a good idea to inspect your roof at least once a year.
Weather and Environmental Damaged Roofing
If you see widespread curling, cracking, or other visible damage to your roofing material, it may be time to get a roof replacement. Another sign that you need a roof replacement is evidence of water damage, such as leaks or dripping in your attic.
Missing or lifted shingles will sooner than later let water get into your home. You may not need a full roof replacement, but a roof repair is in order.
How Old Is Your Roof
The age of your roof is another key indicator that you may need a roof replacement. For example, if your 3-tab asphalt shingle roof is 20 years old.
When you clean your gutters, if you notice a lot of the roof granules in the gutter, it is a sign the roof is losing its ability to protect your home.
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