How Much Does It Cost to Get New Roof Installed in New Jersey?
You might need to replace the roof of your home or commercial building the roof leaks or often collects pools of water; the roofing material is cracked or drooping; there are missing, damaged, mossy or buckling shingles; or your home or building’s energy costs are unusually high. If so, it’s essential to replace the roof promptly to avoid costly interior water damage that can occur when the existing roof becomes too worn to shield your home or business effectively.
When it’s time to get a new roof for your home or commercial property, you want expertly installed, high-quality roofing materials that will protect your house or business for many years. It’s also important to stay within your budget when having a new roof installed. Since most of us don’t purchase roofing very often, the process of selecting a reasonably priced and reputable roofing contractor can seem daunting.
To arm you with the facts you need to make a well-informed decision about roofing, we consulted with Alex Barrantes, who has over a decade of experience as a top-rated professioanl New Jersey Roofing Contractor. Alex owns the popular roofing company Montclair Roofing, which has an outstanding reputation for delivering high-quality services for the best value. Alex is known for his attention to detail and his team’s flawless completion of every project.
1. What Factors Affect the Price of a New Roof?
The Size of Your Roof
Since roofing materials are typically sold by the roofing square rather than by the square foot, your roofing contractor will need to measure your roof to determine the square footage and then divide that number by 100 to determine the number of roofing squares. A 2,000 square foot roof is equivalent to 20 roofing squares. The size of your roof directly impacts the cost of roof replacement since it determines the quantity of roofing materials needed and the amount of time the job will take.
2. The Pitch of Your Roof
If your roof is very steep (has a pitch greater than 6:12), as are many roofs in New Jersey, it is not safely walkable, and replacing the roof will require additional safety, staging and labor, and will increase insurance costs for the contractor. The angle of your roof also determines the type of underlayment system needed to meet the fire rating requirements of the kind of roof you are having installed.
3. The Type and Amount of Roofing Material Being Removed
The number of layers of roofing material that your contractor needs to remove and the total weight of that material will typically determine the labor and waste disposal costs for your roof tear-off.
4. The Type of Roof You Are Having Installed
A variety of roofing materials are available, and different roofing products vary widely in price. The type of roofing material you choose for your new roof will directly impact the cost of your new roof.
5. Additional Roofing System Components
Also factored into the price of your roof replacement are items such as the type of foundation (roof decking) and waterproof or water-resistant barrier material (underlayment), the roof ventilation, and the insulation.
6. Roof Accessibility
The more difficult it is for your roofing contractor to access your roof, the higher the time, equipment and labor costs will be to replace your roof successfully.
7. Roof Warranty
While better warranties generally add upfront cost to your roof replacement, knowing your investment is protected will give you peace of mind.
8. Roof Prep and Finish Materials
Other items that influence both the appearance and cost of your new roof are sealants, counter-flashing and lumber quality (if the fascial or any of your roof’s rafters need replacement).
Conclusion: How Much Will a New Roof Cost in NJ?
Overall, the cost to replace a roof in New Jersey ranges from $5 to $10 per square foot for an average-sized home. Factors discussed above, such as roof size, slope, accessibility, material types, and warranty type all influence the cost to tear off and replace a roof. When shopping for a new roof, you should seek referrals from friends and neighbors to find several highly rated, licensed professional roofers. Before choosing a roofing contractor, invite several to your home to provide you with comprehensive estimates, and beware of hidden costs. Be sure the roofing contractor you select has taken the time to do a thorough physical inspection of your existing roof, so you are confident that the roofer has identified all underlying problems that could affect the price of replacing the roof. Request a guarantee that the estimate will be the actual price you will pay after your new roof has been installed. The roofer you select should have a reputation for excellence, quote a final price that’s within your budget, and provide you with a detailed contract listing all costs associated with the job.
Montclair Roofing Projects
Below are just several samples of our new roof installation projects throughout New Jersey.
New Roof Installation, Caldwell NJ
New Roof, Westfield NJ
New Roof Installation, Verona NJ
New Roof Installation, Fair Lawn NJ
New Roof Installation, Cranford NJ