Replacing your roof shingles in New Jersey can be expensive, especially if you need to hire someone to do the work for you. You might wonder how much this type of project will cost or whether you’re better off waiting until the shingles fall off of their own accord (which often occurs before you realize there’s a problem).
This article will give you a breakdown of average cost estimates across different areas of the state and what situations might lead to more or less costly repairs.
Replacing roof shingles on your house is a big job that is best left to professional roofers. However, if you have the time and expertise, you may be able to install some of your shingles. Installing shingles can range anywhere from $250-500 dollars per thousand square feet, depending on whether they are of premium quality.
For example, an average homeowner could expect to pay about $650 for 3000 square feet of new roofing (i.e., 5000 individual squares). You’ll also need to factor in additional costs for repair or replace other materials like metal flashing or gutter repair. Roof shingles can last between 15 and 20 years, depending on the region and weather.
The cost of materials will vary depending on the type and quality of shingles you purchase. Typical materials include asphalt shingles (approximately $6,000), architectural shingles ($5,600), metal roofs ($8,200) and rubber roofs ($6,200).
The labor cost will be very similar for all the different roofing materials mentioned above. If your home has a high slope roof or any additional complications with your project, your costs will likely increase.
Larger roofs require more materials and labor, typically more expensive than smaller ones. In addition, steep rooflines can be complicated for workers to work on and may require additional manpower and materials, which will increase the price.
If your roof is poorly visible from street level, you might need additional materials or labor to make it appealing, such as planting trees or putting up ivy vines and flowers.
Before getting your roof replaced, you’ll want to figure out how long it’s been since your roof was last patched up or repaired. This will give you a reasonable estimate on the state of your roof and help guide you when discussing pricing with contractors. Another thing you’ll want to consider is whether or not the whole roof needs replacing or just one part. If it’s just one part, there might be a cost break depending on which side of the house needs to be repaired; but if it’s an entire replacement, then consider that only total replacements are fully warrantied.