One of the biggest questions you’re probably considering when it comes to a new roof is pretty straightforward: “How much will my new roof cost?”
That’s a great question, and ultimately we know cost is a big consideration when it comes to who you choose for your new roof installation in Maine.
Let’s start with the basics. According to a recent advisor article on published in March of 2022 (so pretty recent) the national average cost to replace a roof is around $8,000. New roof estimates tend to range from $5,500 to $11,000 on average, with larger structures or homes asking for a larger investment due to their size and workmanship needed.
It’s no surprise that replacing your roof in Maine will be a sizeable investment, but when you consider the necessity of having a quality roof that will be installed by an insured, reputable and professional team of roofers - these seem like a pretty fair averages. But how do you know what your roof specific roof will cost?
The two biggest factors that contribute to figuring out the cost of your new roof in Maine are:
- The overall square footage of your current roof
- The type of roofing material you choose
Or in other terms - what the product is going to cost, and the extent of the labor needed based on the size of your roof for the roof installation.
If you have a general idea of the square footage of your home, you can estimate the square footage of your roof. Choosing your roofing product is key to determining price. Asphalt Shingle, Metal Roofing or something else? As prices for roofing product continue to fluctuate based on production, materials, and demand, this too can factor in to the overall price of your new roof.
Once you know the size of your new roof project and the product, here are a few more examples of what can affect the overall price of your roof in Maine:
- Rot, mold, and any other damage that is discovered during your roof inspection
- The harsh Maine environment including cold, heat, snow, ice, falling debris and wind
- A previously repaired roof which can contribute to more labor intensive work
- The simplicity or complexity of your roof design – is it a straight roof, or does it have multiple angles, hips, valleys, etc
It’s no secret that all four seasons (or is it two?) in Maine can wreak havoc on your home, especially your roof. Often times when a home owner notices some minor roof damage, a roof repair call is made. A roof repair can offer a cost effective solution in the moment, but consider this: what other damage may be lurking that will eventually turn into an even bigger problem, costing you more money down the road? Although a full roof replacement will no doubt cost you more, the positive benefits and long life of a beautiful new roof will keep your mind at ease for years to come.
It’s important to remember that the above figures are simply averages, and every roofing project is certainly different! One aspect of our business that is very important to us is the ability to offer our customers great for qualified buyers, so that you have monthly payment options when it comes to the overall cost of replacing your roof in Maine.
To determine a clear estimate to replace your roof, that can only happen once your roof has been thoroughly inspected by a Roofing Advisor. You can learn about our process today when you on our website or by calling 207-269-4663