Average Cost of Roofing Based on Material Cost
New Roofing installation or replacement costs can vary greatly based on the materials you choose.
Some things to consider: Maintenance frequency; Pitch and complexity of your roof; Square footage of your roof; Life span of materials; Overall costs; Overall Look; Environmental conditions in your area; Insulating qualities; etc.
The information below represents the most commonly installed roofing types at the national level. The associated costs and maintenance are based on the national average and may vary based on your location. Cost ranges of materials in each category are dependent on material chosen in category - IE: Aluminum vs Copper in Standing Metal Seam.
National average costs range are inclusive of stripping your existing roof and installation of new.
Asphalt shingles $4000 - $20,000/Lifespan 15-30 years/Lifespan 100+ years
These are the least expensive and most commonly installed residential roofing systems. When correctly installed and maintained they can last between 15-30 years. They do represent potentially higher maintenance due to vulnerabilities during extreme weather conditions such as hurricanes, heavy wind storms, etc. They come in many colors and have a range of price based on the type and
quality you choose.
Metal Standing Seam $15,000 - $30,000/Lifespan 40-80 years
These are a great and popular alternative that have a lifespan of 40-80 years. They are Eco friendly, lightweight and relatively low maintenance which, as a result, are less expensive than asphalt over the life of your home. These also come in a variety of colors and perform very well in harsh winter conditions where snow and ice is a concern. Metal Standing Seam roofs color can fade over time depending on the environmental conditions in which your home is exposed.
Wood Shingles or Shakes $12,000 - $50,000/20-30 years
Typically made from wood that is resistant to rot and decay these have a very attractive natural look while providing another great layer of insulation to your home. They have durability and lifespan similar to asphalt shingles but can be significantly more expensive in part due to high installation costs. They do require a protective coating such as varnish or stain (should be reapplied every 2-5 years) to avoid warping in wet conditions and can be susceptible to damage from insects depending on the wood you choose. If you do choose to install wood shakes or shingles it is important to choose a contractor with experience in these types of roofs.
Natural Slate shingles $20,000 - $50,000/Lifespan 60-150 years
These look very upscale and can last 100 years+. They are however heavier and significantly more costly for both the materials and cost of installation. It is important to understand the weight capacity of you home before choosing this roofing solution.
Clay or Concrete Tiles $19,000 - $51,000
Also a great alternative that provides another layer of insulation. They are recommended only for structures that can withstand the heaviness of this material such as homes with reinforced roof structures. These tiles are susceptible to breakage if walked upon.
There are other options available not included here such as synthetic materials, laminates, rubber, different metal roof types other than Standing Seam, etc. all of which your roofing contractor can discuss with you if you are considering replacing your roof or are building a new structure.