If you are considering having a new roof installed, it is important to consider the range of roofing costs. There are several reasons roofing costs can vary. For example, the type of materials you would like used for your new roof can greatly impact the final cost of the installation. Architectural Asphalt Shingles and Lifetime (or Designer) Architectural Shingles tend to cost significantly less than the average Standing Seam Metal Roofing and Inter-locking Metal Roofing. Cedar Roofing Shingles are slightly more expensive, but not as much as Slate Roofing Shingles, considered the most costly.
A small, low-pitched roof that only requires basic equipment for asphalt roofing installation may only cost between $5500 and $7500, whereas a large, high-pitched roof requiring a more complex installation (one with more cuts, angles and planes) may cost between $11,500 and $14,500. An even larger roof may cost between $17,000 and $25,000. If your roof is neither too small nor too big, you may find that a medium-sized roof with an average installation ranges between $8,500 and $10,500.
In addition to considering the type of roofing materials you choose to have installed and the size and pitch of your roof, there are other factors that may help determine the cost of a new roof. For example, the cost may vary based on the need for sheathing or rot replacement and the need for adding specialty ventilation. These are just a few components provided to give you a general idea of residential roofing costs. The only way to really know for sure is to get a roofing estimate. You may also find our free roofing guide helpful.