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Everything You Need to Know About the Cost of Replacing Your Home’s Roof

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Replacing a roof can be an expensive and daunting task. It’s important to know what the costs are for roof replacement so you can plan accordingly. Big Easy Roofers is here to help you understand roof replacement costs and make sure you get the roof of your dreams for a reasonable price.

Factors Affecting Roof Replacement Cost

There are several factors that can influence the cost of roof replacement. We’ll go over both costs in greater detail below, as well as what you can expect in terms of price quote variability.


Roofing labor costs between $1.50 and $3.00 per square foot on average. You should be familiar with the term “square” in the roofing industry. 100 square feet is covered by one roofing square.

As a result, you may receive a labor quote ranging from $150 to $300 per square. That is the same as the quote above, $1.50 to $3.00 per square foot. It’s important to understand this distinction so you’re not perplexed when you receive your quote.


The average material cost for roofing accounts for approximately 40% of your roof replacement cost, and this can range from $100 to $1,000 per square foot (again keeping in mind that a square is 100 square feet).

However, this can vary greatly depending on the type of roof you have installed. The more you deviate from standard asphalt shingles, the more you’ll have to pay for roofing materials.

Roof Pitch & Size

roofing slopeRoof pitch, also known as “roof slope,” is the steepness or angle of your roof. The number of inches your roof rises vertically for every 12 inches it extends horizontally is used to calculate the roof pitch.

The easiest standard roof pitches for homeowners who want to do their own roofing are between 4/12 and 9/12 pitch. Pitches outside of that range should be handled by a licensed roofing company. Because the size of your roof pitch affects the time and labor required to replace a roof, it also affects the cost.


The cost of replacing your roof may also be affected by the location of your home. The location has a significant impact on the cost of getting a new roof, from the types of shingles/roofing that works best in your home’s climate to local building codes to HOA rules.


Although roofing permits are generally required, local regulations will dictate how much you’ll pay for them. Permits vary widely from state to state and city to city.

Roof Replacement Cost by Materials

  • Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingle roofs range in price from $5,800 to $12,700. Asphalt shingles are a popular type of roofing material. They’re lightweight, inexpensive, and simple to install, and they come in a variety of colors, thicknesses, and properties.

  • Tile

The average cost of tile roofing is between $8,400 and $25,000. However, roofing tiles are available in a variety of materials, including concrete, which costs between $8,000 and $22,000, and clay tile, which costs between $13,000 and $30,000. Tile roofing is long-lasting, simple to repair and replace, and available in a variety of custom shapes and colors.

  • Metal Roofs

Metal roofs are available in a variety of materials, including stainless or galvanized steel, tin, aluminum, copper, and zinc. A metal roof installation costs between $5,600 and $16,400 on average, with high-end metals such as copper costing $40,000 or more. Metal roofs are durable, long-lasting, work well in most climates, and have a high ROI.

  • Wood Shake

On average, a wood shake roof costs between $16,000 and $27,000. It’s a natural material with great curb appeal and is relatively simple to work with. The disadvantages of wood shake shingles are that they require a lot of maintenance, deteriorate quickly, and are not fire-resistant.

Additional Costs and Considerations in Replacing a Roof

Aside from the basic costs, there are a few other factors to consider when planning roofing replacement or repair. These elements can have an impact on the overall cost of the project, so budget for them.

  • roofing conditionCondition of the Existing Roof: If there are holes, leaks, or pest problems, the underlying structure has most likely been damaged. This may necessitate the repair or replacement of the plywood underlayment or structural beams that support the roof. This can raise the overall cost of the project.
  • Inspection Costs: In some areas, the building inspector may be required to inspect the roof at multiple points throughout the process (for example, to ensure that flashing is up to code before shingle installation). These additional inspections may be charged for by some inspectors.
  • Material Disposal: If you are removing an old roof, that material will have to go somewhere, and there will be a lot of it. Many state and local governments have regulations governing the disposal of hazardous materials such as asphalt shingles.

For homeowners considering roof replacement, it’s important to understand that the cost of roof repair or replacement can vary significantly based on several factors, such as roof pitch, roof material choice, local building regulations, permit fees, and labor costs.

The most important factor when budgeting for a roof replacement in New Orleans is understanding what each element entails. Big Easy Roofers are here to help make sure your roof replacement project runs smoothly from start to finish! Give us a call for a free estimate today!

What Our clients Say

Samira Stock

Just had my roof replaced by Big Easy Roofers, and I am more than pleased! Todd was so responsive and helpful and the whole experience went smoothly. The rain today didn’t interrupt them in any way at all, they got it done quickly with no issues whatsoever. I would recommend these guys to anyone looking for a good contractor who knows what they are doing.

Leslie Crowell

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Diane Wallace

Big Easy Roofers is amazing! I had a major roofing issue where the mold was so bad, and it’s been difficult living with family until we got new roofs. The crew did an incredible job- they were very detailed in what needed to be done which made me feel comfortable about going back into my home leak free again after just one week. They live up to their word too!

Jason Pugh

I am so glad I found Big Easy Roofers! They were very affordable and quick. The work they did on my roof made it look brand new again in less than two weeks, which was fantastic considering how bad it looked before they started working. Highly recommend!

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If you’re looking for a roofing company that does the job right, Big Easy Roofers is your go-to team. They have been wonderful and attentive from start to finish. The company is licensed, knowledgeable, and very attentive. For any roofing inquiries, I would recommend them.

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