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Kukun Roof Cost Calculator: Get an Estimate in Minutes!

A roof is one of the most important parts of your house. It doesn't just protect your home from the elements but keeps you safe and secure too. Therefore, it's important to have a roof that's sturdy and damage-free. A roof replacement can improve the look, value, and comfort level of your home. But, it can be an expensive renovation. That's why getting a good idea about the expenditure beforehand through a reliable roof repair or roof tear off cost calculator is crucial.

Kukun's roofing cost estimator is a free online tool that helps you calculate roofing cost - the total cost of replacing your home's old or damaged roof. You'll get a realistic estimate of your total roof replacement cost instantly upon entering your specifications.

The ballpark figure helps you be better prepared for your home improvement project. And, you can budget your expenses as well as evaluate all your loan options.

The roofing calculator cost tool provides you with a roof remodel cost estimate in minutes. It's reliable, quick, and easy to use. All you have to do is enter some relevant data such as the type of renovation you want, your zip code, and the project size.

You can get your roof replacement cost estimate by following the steps below:

  • 1. Select roofing cost calculator on the home renovation cost estimator page
  • 2. Select the slope of your roof from these option:
    • Flat Roo
    • Low roof
    • Medium Slope
    • Steep Slope
  • 3. Identify the type of roof you have - with hips, valley's and dormers or not
  • 4. Enter the number of car spaces in your garage
  • 5. Select the number of stories your house has
  • 6. Provide your home address and zip code
  • (Your location helps us give you a better cost estimate as we can keep a track of the labor and material prices, permit history, and similar renovations in your neighborhood)

  • 7. Enter your home size in terms of square feet
  • 8. Mention the approximate home value

Get your personalized estimate cost of roof in minutes! You can customize the price estimate based on whether you want the finish level Value, Quality, or Luxury. And, also on whether you're planning to hire a general contractor.

Getting a cost estimate for your home improvement will give you a fair idea of how much of a monetary investment you'll need to make. Moreover, it will help you effectively manage all the roof renovation timelines, milestones, and your budget. A roof replacement cost estimator is also the best way of ensuring that there aren't any unpleasant surprises or unplanned expenses during the execution of your home project. With Kukun roofing cost estimator, you get to know the total cost to install a new roof - at the click of a button!

The average cost to replace a home roof ranges from $5,300 to $15,000. This price range includes factors such as the total square footage of your house, the roofing material chosen, the size of your roof, complexity of your roof structure, the height of your roof, local labor cost, and your home's location.

These factors greatly influence how much it will cost to replace your roof. For example, most roofing companies charge $3.50 to $6 per square foot for an asphalt roof replacement, on average.

In order to replace a typical 1,700 square foot asphalt shingle roof, you'll need to pay anywhere between $6,000 to $9,000.

In terms of roof replacement costs per roofing square, asphalt shingles may cost between $350 and $500 per square, a metal or tin roof may cost $600 to $1,200 per square, and a concrete roof or clay roof may cost between $1,200 and $1,800 per square.

For old roof removal, you can expect to pay an additional cost of $125 to $500 per roofing square.

When it comes to metal roofing, you can choose between aluminum roofing, galvalume roofing, zinc roofing, copper roofing, stainless steel roofing, or a steel tin roof combination. Out of all these, corrugated steel panel roofs are the most affordable type of metal roofing. They cost about $3.50 to $6.50 per square foot. This type of metal roofing is comparable to the price of asphalt shingle roofing.

Keep in mind that you'll no longer find just a tin roof like that found in the olden days. Today, a tin roof comes in a new version known as Terne. It's made of steel and then coated with tin rather than just being a tin roof. That's because a tin roof can be a little too noisy and vulnerable. It may bend, scratch, and scuff during installation. Or in case of falling objects and severe weather conditions.

Some factors will have a direct impact on the cost of a new roof or roof repair. A few factors that your roofing contractor will evaluate in order to provide you with a pricing quote for a new roof include:

  • Size of your house
  • Slope and pitch of the roof
  • Roofing material
  • Removal of the old roof
  • Permits and fees
  • Labor rates

To understand how the roofing material affects your roof replacement cost, let's look at the table below. It shows the average cost for a new roof in terms of the different roofing materials available on the market. For comparison purposes, we've taken an 1,800 square foot, single story, home as an example.

Type of Roofing Material Average Price Range
Asphalt roof $4,286 to $6,430
Metal roof $32,394 to $48,592
Clay tile roof $15,402 to $23,103
Concrete tile roof $8,384 to $12,576
Copper roof $27,771 to $41,656
Slate roof $14,153 to $51,230
Rubber roof $11,000 to $15,432
Wooden roof $8,435 to $12,653
Solar shingles $60,000 to $75,832

Roof installation costs vary depending on the type of roof shingles used. Roof shingles are sold and priced in squares and bundles. Keep in mind that one square of shingles can cover a roof area of 100 square feet.

Let's look at the table below to compare the average cost of the different types of roof shingles and how they affect the roof installation cost:

Type of Shingle Shingle Cost per 100 Square Feet Average Roof Installation Cost
Asphalt 3 tab shingles $200 $5,000 to $12,500
Asphalt architectural shingles $300 $7,450 to $19,785
Metal $525 to $1,250 $5,000 to $35,000
Aluminum $620 $15,500 to $28,000
Clay tile shingles $725 to $1,000 $24,000 to $50,000
Slate tile shingles $750 to $1,588 $25,000 to $50,000
Rubber shingles $400 to $825 $9,200 to $14,850

To ensure that you get the best price for your roof installation or roof replacement, it's a good idea to request roofing price estimates from at least three roofing contractors or companies. You should also conduct some research on the contractor's ratings and reviews to ensure that you're getting a qualified and experienced roofer who isn't overcharging for their services. Also, have a checklist and questions ready to ask your new roofing contractor before you hire them.

Looking for licensed contractors? Kukun has your back!

If you're looking for a roof replacement pro, make sure you find an honest, reliable, and a licensed one. The roofer should be insured too.

There's no way you should run the risk of getting poor installation quality. It might cause you serious roofing problems down the line.

Always check your potential roofer's references (ideally three) of recently completed jobs. Call all of them or at least one of the references to get a good idea of the roofer's work process and the final output.

Lastly, make sure the roofer does a thorough roof inspection and answers all your questions.

The professional you hire should give your roof project the priority and attention it deserves.

Pro tip: Before getting roof replacement/repair cost quotes (at least three), do your due diligence on the roof installation prices in your area. It will help you negotiate a good deal with the roofer.

Labor costs for your roof replacement typically range from $1.50 to $3.65 per square foot of roofing material installed. The cost may vary depending on the difficulty of the work and the different roof types.

For example, an asphalt roof installation is easier while a slate or clay tile roof and metal roofing may require a certain level of expertise and cost more in terms of labor. Their roof repair will also cost more.

Getting a roof replaced can be expensive. Unless you have a good amount of cash stashed away, you'll want some kind of financial aid. There are several ways to finance a roofing project. You can opt for a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit aka HELOC. Or, you can apply for a personal loan if you're specifically looking for an unsecured loan. Other funding options include cash-out refinancing or a government-aided loan.

An easy way to compute your loan payments for a specific loan amount is to use a reliable loan calculator. It will tell you how much you can expect to pay every month and till when. If you're looking to compare all your financial options, and the different loan interest rates, using the calculator should be your first step.

You must plan your roof remodeling project well in advance. Here are a few tips to make the roof installation or roof repair successful:

  • Choose the most suitable and sturdy roof shingles or metal roofing for your project.
  • Set a realistic budget for your roof installation or roof repair with some leeway for surprise costs. Adding an extra 20% to your existing budget will cover any unplanned expense.
  • Be prepared for some price fluctuations in the roof shingles cost during the pandemic.
  • Work with an expert and licensed roofing contractor. Your roof's condition is an important consideration for potential home buyers. A new roof will help you get the best house price.
  • Get the required building permits and inspections done.
  • Compare price quotes from at least three contractors.
  • Avoid contractors who request large cash deposits, up front.
  • Be sure to get a written warranty or guarantee from your remodeling contractor.
  • Sign the contract only if and when you're satisfied with the roofing contractor.

How do I estimate roofing costs?

Measure the length and width of each plane on the roof, including dormers. Calculate the square footage by multiplying the length and the width. Add the square footage of each of the planes to get the overall square footage of your roof. This will help you calculate roof cost easily.

How much does a new roof last?

An average roof lasts about 30 years.

What's the cost for a new roof on a 1000 sq ft house?

A new roof for a 1,000-square-foot house costs $4,000 to $5,500 on average.

What's the average cost to replace a roof on a 2500 square foot house?

Installing a new asphalt roof on a 2,500 square foot single-story house can cost anywhere from $9,000 and $20,000. Higher-end materials (such as tile, slate, wood, or steel) might cost anywhere from $9 to $15 per square foot on average.

How much would it cost to replace a roof on a 3000 square foot house?

A roof replacement for a 3,000-square-foot house costs approximately $11,200 to $16,000 on average.

How long does a complete roof replacement take?

In most cases, a roof on a standard-sized home can be replaced in a single day. However, it could take three to five days or up to three weeks depending on the weather, complexity of the work, and accessibility to your home. A roof repair work would be much quicker.

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