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Roof Replacement Cost in 2020 -


Let's look into this one deeper and from a national point of view - Looking at the National averages on price, we will dig into the task at hand and shed some light on everything you need to know, before jumping into a Roof Replacement project.  For our Local Customers reading this: Just give Remodel Spokane | J&S Construction a call :-) & we will come give you a quote and make sure none of this ever bothers you again. 


  If you are looking into getting your old saggy roof replaced, you need to know everything that impacts the cost. The average price to replace a home roof can range anywhere from $5,000 – $30,000. The pricing factors include square footage, materials, the local labor cost. 

Fact: the average price of a mid-range roof replacement costs a little more than $20,000. At this price, it’s no wonder why people are concerned about the cost of roof replacement.  Which brings up the obvious question: how much does a new roof cost, anyway?

If you’re are looking into getting your roof replaced, here’s some cost changes and national averages for 2020.


How Much Does a New Roof Cost?

If you are going to spend your hard-earned cash, you are going to want to get the best possible result for your money. That being said, there are a few things that you should never bargain shop for when it comes to the cost to replace roof materials.

New Roof

To begin, depending on where you live, replacing the roof on a 2,000 square foot home costs between $7,700 and $16,500. Of course, this includes fully installing asphalt shingles on your house as well. This estimate is especially useful for those of you who are looking to buy a new shingle roof.

Depending on where you live in the United States, the average price to replace an asphalt shingle roof is around $7 per square foot to install. This roof replacement includes:

  • All the roofing materials
  • Removal of up to two layers of the old roof
  • Disposal and dumpster fees
  • Permit fees
  • Professional installation
  • Workmanship warranty

Your estimate also depends on the project specifics variables and the type of shingle that you decide to use. Additionally, your roofing estimate will vary depending on the roofing system that you install, the roof’s complexity, and the location of your home. Since each contractor has its own rates, it is smart to start with your Local Guru's and for the Spokane WA & Coeur d'Alene ID area, that's the professionals at!  


NOTE: The average size of an American home is about 2,000 square feet. And if your home was built more than 20 years ago, chances are that it will be significantly smaller. Meanwhile, newer homes are much larger on average.

How does this apply to you?

The size of your roof changes according to:

  • How many stories or levels your house has
  • The type and slope/pitch of roof shape
  • The complexity of your architectural design


National Average Cost of Roof Replacement by Size and Type

Other factors that impact your roof costs are the type and brand shingles, the slope of the roof, and the type of underlayment you choose. Also, your price will depend on the region and the company installing the roof.  #Remodel_Spokane | J&S Construction can help take the guess work out of this for you.. 


New Roof Cost Calculator – National Averages 

   Roof Size                       Roof Type      Low End $     High End $  
1,000 – 2,000 sq ft All Roof Types $6,000 $10,300
1,000 – 2,000 sq ft All Roof Types $5,900 $9,500
1,000 – 2,000 sq ft All Roof Types $14,000 $29,000
1,000 – 2,000 sq ft All Roof Types $15,600 $30,000
1,000 – 2,000 sq ft All Roof Types $7,800 $17,000
*Price ranges by location, pitch, and materials used


Metal Roof Cost Calculator – National Averages

Roof Size           Roof Type          Low End $     High End $
1,000  sq ft Metal Roofing $5,000 $8,300
1,600  sq ft Metal Roofing $5,100 $8,500
2,000 sq ft Metal Roofing $8,300 $16,000
2,400 sq ft Metal Roofing $9,500 $22,000
3,000 sq ft Metal Roofing $16,300 $27,000
*Price ranges by location, pitch, and materials used

Asphalt Shingle Roof Cost Calculator – National Averages

  Roof Size         Roof Type          Low End $        High End $  
1,000  sq ft Metal Roofing $4,000 $6,500
1,600  sq ft Metal Roofing $5,100, $8,500
2,000 sq ft Metal Roofing $6,400 $11,200
2,400 sq ft Metal Roofing $9,500 $22,000
3,000 sq ft Metal Roofing $8,900 $16,200
*Price ranges by location, pitch, and materials used


Roof Cost Calculator – Estimated Price of 1,000 Sq. Ft. Roofs

    Roof Size      Roof Type   Low End $     High End $  
1,000 sq ft Metal Roofing $5,000 $8,300
1,000 sq ft Asphalt Roofing $4,000 $6,500
1,000 sq ft Clay and Concrete Roofs $12,600 $24,000
1,000 sq ft Tile Roofing $13,700 $25,000
1,000 sq ft Slate Roofing $6,500 $12,000
*Price ranges by location, pitch, and materials used

Roof Cost Calculator – Estimated Price of 1,600 Sq. Ft. Roofs

Roof Size        Roof Type    Low End $     High End $  
1,600 sq ft Metal Roofing $6,500 $15,400
1,600 sq ft Asphalt Roofing $5,100 $8,500
1,600 sq ft Clay and Concrete Roofs $15,600 $33,000
1,600 sq ft Tile Roofing $18,000 $30,000
1,600 sq ft Slate Roofing $9,800 $17,000
*Price ranges by location, pitch, and materials used

Roof Cost Calculator – Estimated Price of 2,000 Sq. Ft. Roofs

     Roof Size       Roof Type    Low End $       High End $   
2,ooo sq ft Metal Roofing $8,300 $18,600
2,ooo sq ft Asphalt Roofing $6,400 $11,200
2,ooo sq ft Clay and Concrete Roofs $18,000 $41,000
2,ooo sq ft Tile Roofing $20,500 $34,000
2,ooo sq ft Slate Roofing $12,300 $21,000
*Price ranges by location, pitch, and materials used

Roof Cost Calculator – Estimated Price of 3,000 Sq. Ft. Roofs

    Roof Size       Roof Type      Low End $        High End $
3,ooo sq ft Metal Roofing $12,300 $24,600
3,ooo sq ft Asphalt Roofing $8,900 $16,200
3,ooo sq ft Clay and Concrete Roofs $24,000 $45,000
3,ooo sq ft Tile Roofing $29,500 $38,700
3,ooo sq ft Slate Roofing $16,300 $27,000
*Price ranges by location, pitch, and materials used


  If you are looking to replace your three-tab asphalt shingles, expect to pay between $7,000 and $12,500. Better yet, those of you who are looking for a 30-year shingle roof replacement can prepare to spend between $9,000 and $17,000. To take it up a notch, a 50-year shingle replacement costs between $11,000 and $20,500.

Cost To Replace Roof

It costs between $8,000 and $15,500 to replace your EPDM rubber roof. For homeowners with PVC or TPO membrane roofs, don’t be surprised to shell out between $10,000 and $16,500 in for a full roof replacement.

The final few roof replacement types costs include:

  • Standing seam replacement – $23,000-$30,500
  • Steel shingle replacement – $14,000-$25,500
  • Wood shingle replacement – $14,000-$25,500



Keep in mind that all of these costs are a “national average” and are by no means a quote! For us to install your roof, an onsite Quote needs to take place! I say this, becuase your costs will vary depending on your home’s location, region, size and the number of stories.  The number of old shingles to be removed will be a big factor as well!  So always get a quote from your contractor of choice.  Remodel Spokane is a phone call away!



What to Look for in a New Roof

One thing that we know for sure is that replacing a roof can be an expensive job, but its one that has to be done. The roof covers your investment, and without one, well you may as well be out in the rain.  If you have ever heard of ” sticker shock,” you will know how surprising it can be when you see the total price for getting your roof done correctly. That's why your friends at are here to help. We make sure you get what you pay for = Top Quality & a fair price

Roof Replacement Guide

Nevertheless, when you know where your money is going and how it is going to be spent, it will become clear to see why spending money on a new roof is important. Of course, basic need is having a roof over your head. Unfortunately, it’s still common for homeowners to either pay too much to try and do it themselves or pay too little for a poor quality contractor.

Since most homeowners don’t understand how important it is to get a great roof, many of them make typical first-timer mistakes. This is because they are either:

  • Too afraid of getting ripped off
  • Too confused by general roofing knowledge

Here’s how to get the best roof for your money in no time. It’s time to go beyond the basics of roof replacement costs.

In terms of what to expect from your new roof, look for the following characteristics:

  • Durability
  • Protection
  • Efficiency
  • Increased home value

To put it simply, your high-quality roof should have a long lifespan percent of the high winds and heavy rain. Not to mention that it should protect your home from snow and hail. Overall, this will add up to a few replacements and less maintenance in the future!

Do’s and Don’ts of Roof Replacement

Naturally, your new roof should protect the inside and outside of the structure. So, if it leaks, you made the wrong choice. Needless to say, your roof should protect your home too. From draining properly to keep your family safe during extreme weather, there are many reasons why you should invest in a reliable roof.

Another perk of replacing your roof is that it will be much more efficient! This means that with proper ventilation and installation, your home will save energy. As a result, your heating and cooling bills will be dramatically lowered.

Cost of Roof Materials

Plus, replacing your old roof helps your HVAC equipment last much longer. So, make sure that your roof prevents ice dams during colder months. Also, keep your eye out for possible energy efficiency tax credits as well.

If you play your cards right, you might just end up increasing your home value when you resell your house. Obviously, its original value will increase with the brand-new roof on top of it.

Let’s move onto a few mistakes that you should avoid when it is time to replace your roof. For example, try to stay away from roofs that are:

  • Unreliable
  • Quite temporary
  • Have high energy costs
  • Potentially dangerous

It goes without saying the unreliable roofs are vulnerable to leaks earlier in their lifespan. Besides this, they can peel off when the wind picks up. They also can’t stand up to the pressure from snow either. In the Great North West (ie: Coeur d'Alene Idaho) we know all about extreme weather & snow! Due to our local weather, with 90/100 degree summer's and ice cold winter storms, you need a local contractor who's been around! This is another reason that Remodel Spokane (J&S Construction) is the Best Roofing Contractor in the area. 20 + years in this area

Another word of advice is to avoid roofing systems that are "temporary".  With a short lifespan, it can deteriorate at a faster rate. Therefore, this can result in unnecessary repair costs and high maintenance fees.  Do the job right the first time - You'll thank me later


What’s Included in Roof Replacement

If you are planning to replace the roof on your townhouse, then expect to spend between $2,000 and $5,000 on this project.

Replacing Home Roof

Although that may seem like a lot of cash, it isn’t that much when you consider how much work your roofing contractor will be putting in. To begin, your roof replacement process should include everything from:

  • Removing shingles
  • Inspecting the wood deck
  • Replacing the underlayment
  • Applying newer flashing
  • Installing the metal drip edging

FYI—if your shingles are worn out, cracked, or curled, this is a major sign that you need to replace your roof. If that’s the case, then your contractor might have to remove your old layered shingles. Otherwise, they may be able to put another layer of new layer shingles over the older layer.

Once you find the quality contractor that you are looking for, they will look at your roof’s decking to see if it needs to be fixed. In case you didn't’t know, the decking is the foundation for your roof, making sure that your shingle all stay in place where they belong at all times.

House Roof Cost

And then, there’s underlayment. This will also need to be replaced. For the uninitiated, the underlayment makes sure that your roof is much more waterproof or water-resistant.

Now, it’s time for your roofer to apply newer flashing to your roof. This is typically done as a result of water damage on your:

  • Roof valleys
  • Chimney
  • Skylight perimeters

Finally, your contractor has to complete the installation of the metal drip edging on your roof. If you live in a place where the weather is really bad, we highly recommend that you get an ice barrier in the water barrier installed too. This will prevent your shingles from getting backed up with melting ice.

Compare Roofing Prices


Financing Your Roof Replacement?

As you may already know, the cost to replace the roof on your home can easily cost you anywhere between $5,000 and $20,000 or more. To make your project much more portable, there are a few ways to pay for it that you should at least be aware of.  Some companies will Finance you and others can point you in the direction of a lender who can help.. In some places we even found companies willing to offer:  

Finance Roof Replacement

 Ask around! Never hurts to ask your Contractor of choice or bank of choice for details on loans that cover Remodeling or if they have financing options available.

Quick question: will insurance to pay for a roof replacement?

We are glad that you asked. To tell you the truth, those of you with homeowner’ insurance may be able to use it to front the cost of replacing your roof.

As a matter of fact, some insurance policies claim to cover your roof replacement if it was damaged by the following natural disasters:

  • A storm
  • A fire
  • A theft

However, if your roof is in poor condition is due to its age or maintenance, you can forget about your insurance company covering this cost. On the bright side, it doesn't’t hurt to get in touch with your insurance agency to ask if your policy covers this sort of repair.

You might be wondering: do roofing companies finance?

Yes, some of the roofing companies offer their customers financing and payment plans to make the overall cost more reasonable. If you decide to choose a payment plan, you can spread out the cost over several months or years.  Some charge high interest rates, & others not so bad.  This is a YMMV type deal and you'll need to ask your contractor directly... This is always "case by case" - 

Roofing Companies that Finance

Nevertheless, it’s not uncommon for interests to add up in the long run. So, be sure that you are okay with monthly payments and interest rates as they vary from deal to deal.  There’s no harm in asking a roofing company what their interest rates, requirements, and plans are either. but the Bank is usually the best option in my eyes! Ask them about a property improvement loan. Offered by the government, the special loan program will make sure that you will get the interest rate that you deserve.



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