Sometimes an entire roof needs to be torn off. Shop around get at least three estimates. Don’t go with the lowest or highest bid, go for the middle. Also important is to check out the contractor with the Better Business Bureau and get references on how much to replace your roof. If you can’t find a good contractor in your area or want to save thousands on your roofing project. Try looking into Do it yourself Home Improvement.
For a single layer of asphalt shingles, with no need for repairs, the average cost for roof replacement would be $1.75 to $2.50 per square foot. Remember the cost on how much to replace your roof will vary from your area. However, if there is bad wood or the need for a total tear-off the cost goes up by several dollars a square foot.
If you choose a lifetime architectural shingle, the cost will increase to twice as much as the regular asphalt shingles. However, you can then choose a 40 year or 20-year shingle. These shingles are expensive because they are heavier, protect your house better, have a more natural color and more.
These metal roofs last for and cost an average of $10,000 to $15,000 for a complete tear-off and replacement. Rubber or tar, mostly used on flat roofs go for about $4.50 per square foot, again depending on the area where you live, but the advantage of them is that they can last between 10 and 40 years. The price can go up depending on whatever damage the roof has sustained up to $9.50 per square foot or more.