If your roof is showing signs of age, wear and tear, or obvious damage you’re likely wondering what to expect when it comes to roof replacement cost. Unfortunately, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all cost for replacing a roof because a variety of factors will contribute to the total. For the most accurate assessment and cost estimate, it’s best to call a top-reviewed, local roofing company for a free roof replacement cost for your specific home. Read on to learn what factors contribute to the total cost of replacing your roof.


The size of your roof impacts the total cost of replacing your roof. The larger the home, and therefore the roof, the more labor, shingles, and cleanup will cost. Indeed, the cost of replacing the roof of a smaller home can be significantly less than replacing the roof of a sizeable home. Roof size is often measured in roofing squares. Roofing squares are 10’ x 10’ areas totaling 100 square feet.


The type of shingles you select for your roof will also factor into the total cost of replacing your roof. Quality asphalt shingles will be less expensive than clay tiles, and much less than copper tiles, but are more expensive than basic lower-quality shingles. However, quality asphalt shingles have a lifespan of at least 20 years. By contrast, cheaper shingles may only last a decade before needing to be replaced.


According to most experts, your roof is not the home repair that you should cut corners on to save a bit of money. After all, your roof is one of the most crucial structures within your home. Your roof keeps your home hot or cold depending on the weather. It also protects you from snow, wind, and rain damage that can quickly lead to costly repairs inside the home.

That means that in addition to selecting high-quality shingles, you should also not skimp on quality underlayment, soffits, drip edges, or flashing. These materials will all contribute to your roof replacement cost. Typically, you can plan on materials accounting for roughly 40% of the cost of your roof replacement.

Material costs for reinforcing any weak areas, or materials that require extra time to dry to ensure the roof seals completely may also increase the cost of your roof replacement.


Your labor costs will account for roughly 60% of your total roof replacement cost. Labor costs will include things like removal (AKA tear-off) of your old roof. It will also include installation, which will take longer if your home is three stories, or if you have chimneys or skylights that need to be worked around. If you have a particularly steep or pitched roof, or a roof that is difficult to access, due to trees or other features, the labor costs will reflect the added challenges.

Your labor costs will also include the cleanup and associated dumping fees for your old roof. Labor costs are set by each company and vary based on the difficulty of the project.


Oregon Roof Guys provide free roof replacement estimates throughout Lane County. We offer high-quality asphalt shingles from Malarkey Roofing Products, which just so happens to be an Oregon-owned company. Malarkey is recognized for its superior performance and sustainability. To request a roof replacement estimate, send us a message or call today.