The material chosen for your roof will be the biggest factor that impacts the overall cost of your roof replacement. Various roofs have different advantages and disadvantages for Central Pennsylvania residents and it’s important to balance cost, function, and aesthetic to get exactly what you’re looking for.
Asphalt Shingle Roof
Asphalt shingle roofs are a common roofing option in Central Pennsylvania. They’re the most affordable roofing option on the market, currently. They also have nearly endless color and style options, exceptional durability, and are easy to install which saves on labor costs.
An asphalt shingle roof replacement in Central Pennsylvania typically costs between $5,000 to $10,000.
Metal roofing is becoming increasingly popular in Central Pennsylvania due to its versatility, durability, and longevity. Although metal roofs are more expensive than asphalt shingle roofs they more than make up for it with their longer lifespan, energy efficiency, and stellar aesthetic.
A metal roof replacement in Central Pennsylvania typically costs between $13,000 and $45,000.
Size of Roof
After the material you choose for your roof replacement, the size of the roof will be the biggest factor in determining the cost of the replacement. Roof size is measured in squares. A square is equal to 100 square feet. The size of the roof is determined by the square footage of the footprint of the home as well as the pitch and complexity of the roof.
Pitch of Roof
The pitch of your roof refers to how steep the roof is. Pitch is the distance a roof travels vertically (x) over a horizontal span of 12 inches. Each pitch has a corresponding pitch multiplier that is used to determine how the pitch of the roof affects the size of the roof. As the pitch gets steeper, the surface area of the roof increases.
Labor costs account for a good portion of the cost of your roof replacement. In general, you can expect labor costs to make up anywhere for 40%-60% of the total cost of your roof replacement in Central Pennsylvania. The cost of labor is determined by the:
- Number of Technicians Needed
- Number of Hours Needed
- Labor Cost Per Hour Per Technician
These costs will be affected by other variables as well including the experience of the technicians, the material being installed, the pitch of the roof, and the complexity of the roof.
Is it time to have your roof replaced in Central Pennsylvania? Call Bull Run Roofing, today, to discuss your options and schedule an estimate!