• Matt O'Dore

How Much Does a Roof Replacement Cost?

Updated: Nov 3


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What Factors Determine the Cost of a Roof Replacement?


There are several different factors that can affect the estimate you receive to replace your roof. Here are a few of the larger contributing factors:

  • Roof Size - The larger the area of the roof, the more materials it takes to cover it adequately. Similarly, the larger the roof, the more labor it will require for both the tear-off and installation.

  • Pitch - The steeper the pitch of the roof is the slower it takes to complete the project. Tear-off and installation on steep areas of the roof can be very difficult to work on and requires additional safety precautions. Not to mention, the degree or angle of the pitch can affect the cost per square footage.

  • Location - States like Florida who are hit with hurricanes require stronger roofing materials to withstand severe wind and rain. States in the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver, WA specifically, see rain about 150 days per year which require a watertight roofing solution.

  • Roofing Material (e.g., Metal, Asphalt, etc.) - The cost of asphalt and metal roof shingles vary greatly. Metal roofs typically last longer than asphalt and the cost for metal is much higher than asphalt shingles.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, there are other factors that could come up, but these are certainly the ones that will put your costs on the higher or lower end of the average roof replacement cost spectrum.


Average Cost for Roofing Replacement Projects in Vancouver, WA

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According to HomeAdvisor, in July of 2022, the average cost for a roof replacement is $8,950 with the prices ranging between $5,689 and $12,242. As mentioned above, there are numerous factors that can put your home’s roofing estimate on the high or low end of the average range. It is recommended to reach out to roofing companies in Vancouver, WA to get an estimate for replacing your roof. Depending on the size and materials on your roof, your estimate will likely fall somewhere within, or close to the average price range.


If your estimates are well outside the average price range, don’t be afraid to ask the Vancouver, WA roofers who provided estimates to share a cost breakdown with you if the bid doesn’t lay it out clearly. It’s likely that the materials, uniqueness of your house’s structure, and size could be the larger contributing factors that put your estimate on the higher end.


How Much Should You Budget for your Roof Replacement in Vancouver, WA?

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If you know that your roof is nearing it’s end of life, around 18-25 years old, you should reach out to roofers in Vancouver, WA ahead of that time to get an estimate to replace it. Gathering several estimates from roofing companies in Vancouver, WA will help inform how much you should budget when the day comes to replace your roof.


After receiving estimates from roofing contractors in Vancouver, WA, you will know exactly how large your roof is, the pitch, and the type of shingles used on your existing roof. Budgeting based off the estimates you received is a safe bet, however, you must remember that the price will likely vary depending on how quickly to decide to start your project after you received your estimates. The price of materials will vary with time so your budget needs to account for potential price increases for plywood, flashing, shingles, underlayment, nails, etc. Another factor that may require some added buffer in your budget is considering the current economic environment. The economic climate could affect the cost of labor when you’re hoping to select a roofing company in Vancouver, WA to replace your roof.


If you need a new roof or will need a new roof and are interested in receiving more information from a trusted roofer in Vancouver, WA, reach out to us today to receive your free estimate.


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