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How Much Does A New Roof Cost in New Hampshire?

There’s a lot of talk as of late about rising material costs that were largely a result of the worldwide pandemic. It’s important to understand that yes, material costs have significantly risen over the past couple of years. And frankly, because material prices have gone up, so has the average cost of a new roof in New Hampshire. With that said, however, there are still several factors that will affect the cost of your new roof. As a homeowner, it’s important to be aware of all the different variables that come into play when pricing out a new roof. This way, you can be sure to get the best deal possible. There are 5 main factors to take into consideration when it comes to the cost of a new roof. They are:

  1. The Size of Your Roof
  2. Roof Complexity
  3. Material Costs
  4. Labor Costs
  5. Miscellaneous Costs

Let’s take a closer look at each of these factors, and how they affect you as a homeowner.

The Size of Your Roof

The most obvious factor when it comes to the cost of a new roof is the size. How big of a house are you looking to protect? In the world of roofing, one term you will hear often is a square (sq). A square in your house means 100 square feet. Say for instance you have a 2400 sq ft home. We would take that number (2400) divided by 100 which gives us a 24sq roof. This is the unit we would use to begin pricing. In today’s market, an average cost per sq could be anywhere from $525-750 dollars for a shingle roofing system. It would be safe to say that based on those numbers a new roof for a 24 sq roof could cost anywhere from $12,600 to 18,000. Now that you have a general idea of the average cost per sq, let’s look at some of the other factors that will either increase or decrease your total price.

Roof Complexity

The cost of a new roof is determined by a number of factors, including the complexity of the roof itself. The pitch of the roof, for example, affects the difficulty of the installation process and, consequently, the price. Similarly, the presence of skylights, chimneys, and pipes can add to the cost, as they require additional waterproofing. Finally, the number of valleys present in a roofing system also affects the price. In roofing terms, this is called “chopped up.” This can affect the overall cost as well because each valley requires additional waterproofing. It’s important to get all of this right so that your roof can withstand the elements for years to come. Feel free to take a look at the total protection roofing system here. This will give you a much better idea of the installation process of a new roof.

Material Costs

The type of material you choose can also impact the cost of a new roof. Shingles, for example, are generally less expensive than metal roofs. However, shingles have a shorter lifespan and can require more maintenance than metal roofs. As a result, the overall cost of a shingle roof may be higher in the long run. On the other hand, metal roofs are more expensive upfront but can last up to 50 years with little to no maintenance. There are pros and cons to each type of roofing material. It’s important to weigh all of your options before making a final decision so that you can be sure you’re getting the best value for your money.

Labor Costs

In addition to the cost of materials, you also have to consider labor costs. Remember that not every roofing contractor in New Hampshire charges the same rate, and not all are made equal. Some companies will increase the pricing based on how busy they are. While we at Energy Shield do not take that approach and have a formula that works for our business, some prefer to price based on demand. Remember, it’s no fault of your own that a company is busy, and you shouldn’t be the one to pay the price for it. Find a reputable company that will charge you fairly. When it comes to labor costs, what you need to know is that the total number of hours required to install a new roof depends on the size and complexity of the project. If you’re not sure how you’re being charged, ask for a breakdown. This way, you can be sure that you’re being charged a fair price for the work being done.

Miscellaneous Costs of a New Roof

In addition to the cost of materials and labor, there are also a few other costs to consider when pricing a new roof. Consider costs that go into the installation of a new roof, like permits, dumpster fees, gas, & insurance. Most of these are completely out of the control of you the homeowner, and out of the control of the roofing company. These may not be the first things you think of, and they are mostly handled by the company doing the work, but it’s important as the consumer to know that these are real costs that go into the final price.

Understanding The Cost of A New Roof

top down shot of a house with a new roof

Now that you understand all of the different factors that affect the cost of a new roof, you can begin to get a better idea of what your project might cost. You can use this information to get a ballpark estimate. If you’d like an accurate estimate, there’s really no better way than to reach out to a few different companies for more specific pricing.

Energy Shield of New Hampshire is a local, reputable company that’s been serving the area for over 40 years. We specialize in metal roofing, shingle roofing, and solar installations. We are here to help you through every step of the process, from pricing to installation. If you’re wondering how much a new roof might cost, we invite you to contact us for a free estimate. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions and help you get started on your new roof project!

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