How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Roof?

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How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Roof?

Most people know that getting a new roof requires a significant financial commitment, but many are unsure of the cost. While no one wants to think about it, property owners will have to face the reality that they may need a new roof someday.

In this blog post, we’ll break down the average cost of replacing a roof in Connecticut and Rhode Island. So whether you’re just starting to think about getting a new roof or you’re already in the process of bidding out replacements, read on for some valuable information.

Average Roof Replacement Costs

The average cost to replace a roof will vary depending on several factors, including the size and pitch of your roof, the type of materials you choose, and whether you hire a professional contractor or do it yourself.

National Average Cost of Roof Replacement

A new roof typically costs between $5,500 and $11,000, with the national average costing around $8,000. The size of your house (and, by extension, your roof) and the material you choose for the roof will be the two biggest factors to consider when estimating costs and time spent on this project.

Besides the size of your home, you have to consider the extent of the damage, location, roof pitch, and materials you will use.

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Average Cost Based on Material

Some materials are cheaper than others, so the cost is also largely based on the type of roofing material you want to be installed.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material in America, and they’re also the most affordable. The average cost to replace an asphalt shingle roof is between $5,500 and $10,000, with most homeowners spending around $8,000 on a 1,500-square-foot roof.

Metal Roofs

Metal roofs are a great choice if you’re looking for a more durable option. They can last up to 50 years with proper maintenance and are energy-efficient thanks to their reflective properties. Metal roofs usually cost between $11,000 and $19,000 to install.


The most expensive roofing material is slate, which costs an average of $25,000 to replace. Slate is a durable material lasting over 50 years, making it a great choice for historic homes.

Of course, these are just general ranges, and the cost of your roof replacement will vary depending on the specific details of your project. We recommend getting a quote from a reliable roofing contractor for a more accurate estimate.

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Signs It’s Time to Think About a New Roof

We have an article where we answer how long does a roof last, and while there isn’t a set number, you can expect your quality roofing to last up to 50 years. However, in a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to worry about accidents, severe weather, or other events that could shorten the lifespan of our roof. 

Your roofing protects your home from the elements, and while it’s built to last, various factors can contribute to its deterioration. Here are a few signs that indicate you may need to start thinking about a replacement:

  1. Your roof is over 20 years old
  2. Your shingles are curling or cracking
  3. There is daylight visible through your roof
  4. Your energy bills have increased
  5. You can see water damage on your ceiling
  6. Your gutters are full of shingle granules
  7. You can hear animals inside your roof

If you’re noticing any of these signs, it’s time to consider a roof replacement. Not sure if you need a full replacement? We offer free estimates for your roof replacement needs to help you determine your home’s best course of action.

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Work With Seasoned Experts

Replacing your roof is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be intimidating. Christopher Home Improvement offers free estimates so you can get an accurate idea of the cost before you make any decisions. 

We are proud to serve Connecticut and Rhode Island property owners with quality roofing services that will protect their properties for years to come. Have you considered replacing your roof? Contact us today for a free estimate, and let us help you take the next step.

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