Roofing Materials Costs & Comparison
Roofing Materials Costs for General Roofing Repair
Roofing materials costs vary depending on the types of
materials used, fabrication and installation. Depending on the type of roofing material you've purchased or is
currently on your roof, it is ideal to purchase the same type of roofing material to aid in repair. On the other
hand, some homeowners will want a completely new roof. It all depends on you and the size of the problem or
Generally, a common roof will consists of plywood and shingles
as these are fundamental and widely used materials in the roofing industry. In this scenario to explore roofing
materials costs, we will consider the most common of all roof repairs - the replacing of plywood, shingles and
flashing when a leak has developed. On average, the work area is usually around a 10'x10' area.
Roofing Materials Costs for This Scenario
The industry average of materials and prices for this project
is as follows..
Roofing quality plywood usually measures approximately measures
5/8" thickness is roughly $20. For In this particular project, four sheets are needed and they sit at a total of
approximately $80. The standard square foot cost of shingles vary but on average, for this project shingles needed
to cover up 100 square feet of roof repair will costs about $100. To keep them in place, a nail gun is needed and
the standard roll of 1 1/4" galvanized nails costs $65. Roofing cement is needed to finish the project and is
approximately $22 per gallon. Materials may be cheaper and at discounted prices at rush bargain sales or in sales
at home improvement stores.
A carpenter or roofing professional costs between $45 and $75
per hour, depending on the work and the location. Most repair jobs can take two full business days to complete. The
professionals are needed as a leak may look fixable on the outside but may have damaged the structural aspect of
the home. Other attachments such as chimneys, flashing, skylights or valleys involved in the project makes the work
much more complex. Roofing installation costs will be a lot more expensive as more work is needed to accomplish the
Additional Roofing Materials Costs
All new shingles can be used to cover the existing roof.
According to the general roofing market and its estimating costs guide, the square foot cost is around $1.25 to $2
to install standard asphalt shingles over existing shingles or shakes.
Skylights - when a skylight develops a leak, it is a bit more
costly to tackle the roofing repair. This is because the entire surface area surrounding the light has to be
cleared of shingles, a new flashing has to be installed surrounding the fixture, and then the new shingles are
installed. Most roofing experts put a price of around $450 for materials and labor on this relatively small
Roofing Materials Costs Comparison
Be sure to look online, visit a home improvement store and ask
professional roofing contractors about their own estimating costs guide to compare prices, work and finish. The
more time put into preparation and planning, the less chance of errors and delay in finishing the job. Below is a
roofing materials costs comparison chart. It is designed to compare and contrast the most popular roofing materials
and their costs. In addition, advantages and disadvantages are noted.
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special thanks to
fixr for the chart