All you need to know about how much a new roof costs
Preparation is key!
First of all, we hope you are researching the cost to replace your roof in San Antonio or Austin TX, because you are an interested and prepared homeowner – we sincerely hope that you are not researching it because the worst has happened!
Your roof’s job is to protect the rest of your home from the wear and tear of being exposed to the elements – that is everything from the wooden framing to the sheathing, insulation, drywall, furniture, and of course you! An older or damaged roof does a less and less effective job of protecting you and your home. You might start to notice small leaks at first – but you must act fast as that can soon rot the wood under the shingles and then cause irreparable damage to drywall.
Whether you need a new roof because your existing one has simply aged and is starting to show signs of wear and tear, or you have suffered storm damage and need a replacement as soon as possible, Agave Roofing Company is here to offer all the advice you need.
If you are in a pickle and are wondering whether you need emergency roof repair or if you should replace your roof, head to our blog post on that topic to help you. But, if you have decided that roof replacement is the way forward, here is all the crucial information you need before getting the ball rolling on your vital work!
NEW ROOF COSTS – THE OVERVIEW
According to Real Homes, most people pay between $6000-$10,000 for a new roof, and when discussing specifically shingle roof replacement, Forbes widens that range to between $5000- $12,000.
At Agave, the average cost across all of our re-roof projects in 2021 was $8,336 – and a good idea of the range for most single-family homes in San Antonio would be anywhere from $5,000 for small 1-story homes to $10,000 for larger 2-story homes.
There are, of course, a lot of different factors involved in the exact cost of this job. Let’s have a look more closely…
THE FACTORS INVOLVED IN COSTING YOUR ROOF REPLACEMENT
The price of every roof is different due to material selection, size, pitch, waste factors, and height.
FACTOR #1 – THE SIZE OF YOUR ROOF
It may sound obvious, but the size of your roof will be one of the first things a roofing service will need to know – the larger the square footage of your roof the more you can expect to spend.
This is due to not only the materials needed but the amount of time the roofers need to be there to do their job.
FACTOR #2 – THE MATERIALS YOU CHOOSE
Here at Agave Roofing, we are exclusively a shingle roofing company – but that does not mean you have no choice when it comes to the materials we use to replace your roof.
Our least costly option, and the most popular, is the ‘3-Tab’ or ‘25-Year’ shingle – great for homeowners who need a roof replacement on a tight budget.
At the other end of the spectrum, our upscale asphalt shingles are higher spec and one of the most unique asphalt shingles on the market – and the great thing is that these shingles will emulate upscale classic materials such as cedar shakes or slate tiles. They have a slightly better performance rating and lifespan than dimensional shingles but the best thing about the upscale asphalt shingles is their elegant aesthetic.
FACTOR #3 – THE ROOFING SERVICES YOU USE
OK, so we’re gonna be a little more biased for this section – hey, can you blame us? Here is why we think you should use Agave Roofing services to replace your roof to make sure that the cost of the job stays fair.
Whether you are looking at replacing your roof because it’s gotten old or because of something more dramatic, like storm damage, Agave Roofing will give you top-notch shingle roof replacement at a fraction of the cost of conventional roofing companies. How?
Because we don’t spend thousands of dollars on fancy billboards or TV/Radio advertisements, we don’t need to pass the advertisement cost onto your bill – and, unlike other businesses out there, we are constantly working to lower our prices and improve our customer experience.
Finally, we want to be as transparent as possible with you about our costs – so we will always give you quick, FREE estimates, without the awkward sales pitches you get from other companies.
IF THE ROOF AIN’T BROKE, DON’T FIX THE ROOF!
You want to get the most life out of your roof so residential roofers should never recommend replacement purely on the age of the current one – and beware of those who do. Agave Roofing carries out a thorough inspection and then make recommendations based on the current condition of the roof.
HOW MUCH YOU SPEND IS UP TO YOU
While in some circumstances a new roof may be a necessity that you cannot avoid, you do have options about how much you spend. As a responsible roofing service, we are here to talk you through all the material costs, and labor costs – we can even advise you about whether your existing roof can be repaired to see you through several more years.