What is Roof Restoration & How Much Does It Cost? (2023)

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Your roof is one of the most important aspects of your home’s exterior. A roof in great condition will protect your home’s inhabitants from the elements, provide adequate insulation and increase the efficiency of your air conditioner. If you are planning on selling your home, restoring your roof will not only add to its value but enhance its street appeal.

A roof restoration can be a better choice than a complete roof replacement as it will extend the life of your roof without adding considerable cost. In this article, we cover the signs that you need to restore your roof, the different types of roof restoration, how much roof restoration costs, and ultimately answer the question, is roof restoration worth it?

What is roof restoration?

Over time, every roof will start to show its age. Roof restoration is designed to extend the life of your roof and is a cheaper alternative to a roof replacement where the entire roof is removed and replaced with a new one. Regardless, the end result will have your roof looking as good as new!

Roofs in poor condition can leak, attract unwelcome wildlife, develop harmful mould growth and cause significant issues when it comes to insurance claims. So if your roof is looking a little worse for wear and requires more than a few simple repairs, then it is worth considering a professional roof restoration.

Stages in roof restoration

The process usually affects the whole roof (as opposed to a roof repair where only a small section is targeted), and the exact methods depend on the type of roof and roofing materials and the nature of the damage. However, typically, the process involves:

  1. Visual assessment. A visual inspection by your roofing professional will identify specific target areas like breaks, cracks, holes or dents that could be compromising your roof’s stability. Rust, leaks and other elements that could weaken your roofing material will also be identified at this stage. Your roofing specialist will also inspect the inside of your house to identify problems like water stains, moulds or strange odours which need to be addressed.
  2. Cost estimation. The next step is the preparation of a quote. All of the required calculations and measurements will already have been done upon the inspection of your home. You will be provided with an itemised quote, which can include pressure cleaning, preparation costs, and sealers, paints and coatings if required. Once you have approved the quote, you will be provided with a timeline for each of the services required in the roof restoration.
  3. Cleaning. This is an important next step as it ensures your roof is ready for any restoration work. It involves a thorough cleaning with a high-pressure spray to remove all grit, dirt, moss, mould and algae.
  4. Repairs. Any damage will then be repaired, and depending on the type of roof, it can include fixing cracked or broken tiles, replacing metal sheets, sealing any leaks and re-bedding and re-pointing, if needed.
  5. Priming. In most cases, your roof will then be painted with a primer (particularly with older tiled roofs), and then a final topcoat will be added.

Can I do it myself?

The straight-up answer is no. Roof restoration requires a roofing professional’s expertise and specialist skills to complete the job to a high standard, and it is definitely not a DIY project! Advantages to using a qualified roofing company include:

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They have the right equipment

Deep cleaning is required to prepare a roof for roof restoration, and most standard pressure cleaning machines won’t achieve this. If you undertake deep cleaning yourself, you risk flooding your home. Professional roofers know how to operate machinery at the right angle to avoid this. Additionally, domestic pressure cleaning machines you might have at home operate at 1,000 to 1,500 psi, which won’t be enough to clean your roof properly. Professional machines operate at 3,000 to 3,500 psi … which will!

They’ll do the job safely

Working on roofs is always dangerous, particularly because of the height factor. Professional roofers are trained to work at heights, and they undergo continual training with scaffolding. And while minor roofing work is not necessarily considered construction work, it still carries the same risks.

They’ll use the appropriate materials

Professional roofers use high-quality materials. These generally come with a product warranty, for example, a quality roof sealant will often last ten years. They will also offer a warranty on workmanship, typically ten years. Additional benefits of quality products can include thermal insulation, rust resistance and better coverage and adhesion.

Your home insurance will be maintained

Your roof is your first line of defence against the elements, so it needs to be kept in the best condition possible. A poor roof restoration job not only increases the risks of increasing damage, but it could also void your home insurance cover, so always hire a professional for all roofing repairs or restorations.

You’ll get value for money

You might think that doing your own roof restoration work will be cheaper than hiring a professional. However, bear in mind that you will not only have to invest in the appropriate machinery and materials yourself, you will also need to purchase safety equipment. If you hire a professional roofer, these are all included in their quote.

What are signs you need roof restoration?

Your roof protects your home from the elements, which can be quite harsh in Queensland and include hailstorms, cyclones, intense sun and torrential rain. You should consider a roof restoration if you notice:

Roof leaks

Your first indication that your roof needs restoration will most likely be that your roof is frequently leaking. If the interior of your home has been compromised, you may discover dark spots of mould or rot growing on your ceiling or trails of moisture on your ceiling. These suggest water damage from a roof leak.

Life expectancy

Generally, most roofs will last for 20 to 25 years, although this lifespan varies depending on the material used to construct your roof. If your roof has reached the end of its life, restoring your roof once will be less expensive than paying for frequent repairs.

Roof sagging

A sagging area in the roof is a sure sign of roof damage. If you notice a visible dip in your roof, chances are you have a problem with your roof rafters.

Deteriorating roof valleys

Damaged roof valleys need to be repaired as soon as possible. If you notice worn or loose material around the chimney, vents, pipes and other areas where the roof has been penetrated and sealed, this is a sign your roof needs attention as soon as possible.



Corrosion, also known as rust, is a strong indication that water is collecting around your roof’s fittings and fasteners. If you detect rust alongside flaking paint and rotting timber, you should have your roof professionally inspected to evaluate the level of damage.


Unlike algae and moss — which, in their proper settings, are healthy, natural flora — mould is a more clear-cut problem with hazardous health effects and certainly no aesthetic value! Mould is easy to spot due to its rancid smell and slimy, unattractive appearance, which is characterised by black, brown and dark-green blotches.

Deteriorating roof shingles

If your roof’s shingles look curled or worn you may have shingle granules in your gutters, and this is a definite sign your roof may need restoration.

Damaged gutters and downpipes

Gutters and downpipes are designed to divert water, and if your roof’s gutters and downpipes show rust or corrosion, holes, cracks or loose fasteners, it can lead to water damaging siding, walls, fascias and other roofing materials.

Cracked or worn roof flashing

If your roof’s tar or cement flashing looks cracked, broken or worn, it may be best to have your flashing replaced with modern metal flashing, which will prevent leaks and delay the need for premature roof replacement.

Cracked or broken tiles

Any cracked, broken or porous tiles should be replaced as soon as possible. Tile roofing is very durable and rarely needs to be completely replaced. However, if you overlook individual damaged tiles, water can seep in and cause the timber holding up your roof to rot, leading to a more expensive roof replacement or restoration.

What are the benefits of roof restoration?

There is a number of benefits to having an experienced roofing expert undertake a roof restoration, including:

Boosting the value of your home

If you decide to sell your home, the exterior offers the first impression to potential buyers, so investing in your roof’s upkeep will enhance its value by increasing its aesthetics. It will also ensure your property passes any required building and pest inspections.

Offering peace of mind

Storm season is a regular occurrence in Queensland, and wild weather can cause untold damage to a roof, even if there are no visible leaks or signs of water damage. A roof restoration will ensure any damage is detected and repaired before it gets worse.

Saving energy and money

If your roof has holes or cracks that allow cool and warm air to escape, your home’s insulation is not being maximised, and your electricity bills may increase.

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Protecting it against unwanted pests

Rats, snakes and possums love taking advantage of compromised roofs, where they can build nests and cause damage in the process. Safely capturing and removing wildlife from your roof can also be a costly exercise, so ensuring it is secure and in good shape will save you money in the long run.

Increasing your roof’s lifespan

An experienced roofing expert will be able to find any weaknesses, such as any leaks or cracked tiles in your roof and work to fix them before any significant damage occurs. It will alleviate the need for a complete roof replacement in the future, which can be expensive. Clearing overflowing gutters as part of the process will also minimise fire risks.

Ensuring insurance coverage

Depending on the type and level of your home insurance, you will have certain responsibilities as a homeowner. Insurance companies can reject insurance claims if your roof has not been adequately maintained, including covering issues related to blocked gutters, rusted roofing or gutters or clogged flashings.

How long does roof restoration take?

The time frame for a roof restoration will vary based on the weather conditions at the time, what repairs are needed, your home’s structural integrity, and the size of your roof. Metal roofs require a different process to that of cement or tiled roofs. However, typically, roofing contractors will take three to ten working days to complete a roof restoration.

How long can I expect my roof restoration to last?

Generally, a quality roof restoration will last between ten and 15 years, and additionally, paint manufacturers will typically give a warranty, which is at least ten years. After that time, the roof coating should still remain on tiles, and the ridge capping only needs repointing.

Over time, the roof paint will fade, and the glaze will erode. However, as long as the coating remains on the tiles, they should be protected to an extent. Once the glaze has deteriorated, the coating underneath oxidises and becomes very chalky. The oxidised coating must be removed, along with the dirt and grit on the surface and in the craters and pores of the tiles.

Ridge capping generally lasts ten years, however, eventually the mortar will begin to break down, resulting in cracks. This is when leaks may occur, along with other roof-related issues. If you put off re-pointing, you will eventually need your ridge capping re-bedding, which is much more costly than re-pointing. When a roof’s ridge capping is rebedded, the old mortar is removed, and the ridge caps are reset.

What determines how long a roof restoration will last?

Roof cleaning

This is a critical part of the process to ensure a long-lasting roof restoration. When cleaning the roof, it is essential that all dirt and peeling paint is removed. If there is anything left on the tiles’ surface, it will interfere with the roof membrane adhesion, resulting in the paint peeling or lifting.

Product application

Correct product application is pivotal for your roof restoration lasting as long as possible. The tip size, angle of the gun, and the amount of product applied are all critical factors. If the product has not been applied correctly, the manufacturer’s warranty will often be void.

Quality products

Poor quality products can result in a range of issues, including paint lifting, peeling and fading quickly, and ridge capping breaking. If quality products are applied by trained professionals as per the manufacturer’s directions, your roof will look great for many years to come.

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How much does roof restoration cost?

The cost of roof restoration depends on a variety of factors, however, roofing companies typically charge by square metre.

As a rough estimate, you can expect to pay:

  • Between $250 and $500 for roof cleaning, depending on the condition of your roof
  • Between $200 and $500 for a spot repair, depending on the size of the issue
  • $48 to $58 per square metre for metal roof repairs
  • $55 to $65 per square metre for tile roof repairs
  • $2500 for a full roof restoration of an average-sized house
  • Between $4,500 and $11,000 for full restoration of a large tiled roof

Resealing the roof is sometimes optional, but it does provide additional protection and is highly recommended to extend your roof’s longevity. Sealing can be done by applying roof paint or a special roof coating. The costs can be set per square metre or per hour, although some companies might have a fixed price for this.

When asking for roof restoration quotes:

  • Outline in as much detail as possible in terms of what you believe needs to be done
  • Mention the approximate size of the roof
  • Describe the roof pitch height
  • Confirm what material your roof is made from
  • Let the roof restorer know if you have a single storey or two-storey home

What factors affect the cost?

The size of the roof

This is the most obvious factor. It’s worth considering having your entire roof inspected even if you think only minor repairs are required, as roofing experts can detect problems that you may not be able to see. It will save you time and money in the long run!

The extent of the restoration

While a straightforward restoration usually includes cleaning and/or repainting your roof, there are often several repairs or replacements that need to be done as part of the project. For example, roof valleys may need to be replaced, and in older homes, roof trusses may have sagged, and eaves may require replacement. Keep in mind that some issues may be detected after the project has started, particularly after the roof has been pressure cleaned.

Pitch and accessibility

Steeper, higher and more complex roofs are harder to work on and will generally cost more to restore. Guard rails will generally also need to be installed if the roof is over a certain height which will add to the cost, as will any additional safety equipment.

The type of roof

The steps involved in roof restoration will vary depending on the type of roof you have. These are detailed below.

Tile roof restoration

Whether you have a concrete or terracotta tiled roof, the process typically involves:

  • High-pressure cleaning using specialised equipment
  • Repairing or replacing cracked, broken or damaged tiles
  • Re-aligning roof tiles
  • Repointing and re-bedding ridge tiles
  • Repairing or replacing flashings, clips and valleys
  • Installing new valleys with valley seals
  • Re-bedding ridges and installing new capping, including the application of a flexible pointing product
  • Addressing mould, dirt and algae build-up over tiles
  • Replacing glazing if is wearing, starting to peel or tiles have started to look porous
  • Addressing roof leaks
  • Treatment with an anti-fungicide and sealer to protect tiles from the elements

Colorbond roof restoration

The restoration of a metal Colorbond® roof is different to a tiled roof and includes:

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  • Addressing any leaks
  • The replacement of compromised panels
  • The refastening of loose panels
  • Replacing rusted screws, nails and washers
  • Sealing any holes with an acrylic mastic or thick sealant
  • Removing any traces of corrosion or rust to minimise further oxidation and damage to the metal sheets
  • Patching spots or replacing whole metal sheets
  • Applying the appropriate coating products. This includes applying roofing sealant to the metal sheets, which could include a rust-proofing primer for better adhesion and two coats of a roofing membrane. The type of membrane will depend on the type of metal on the roof.

Dulux roof restoration

Dulux is one of Australia’s largest and most trusted paint brands, and they offer a 15-year warranty on their products’ performance. From pitched and gabled to flat roofs, their Acratex Roof Restoration Service covers a range of roof types and surfaces, including concrete tiles, aluminium, Colorbond®, Zincalume® and corrugated iron roofs. The process typically involves:

  • Pressure cleaning and mould and algae treatment prevention
  • Sealing the roof with an exclusive advanced technology protective roof membrane and innovative high build coating. The Dulux® Acratex® Roof Membrane formulation has been developed with Next Generation, Advanced Polymer Cross Linking Technology.
  • Finishing the roof with the colour of your choice (there are over 1000!) Both the Dulux Acratex and Colorbond® range offer less chalking, a glossier finish and colours that stay fresher for longer.

Questions to ask when hiring a roof restorer

When hiring a roof restorer, it’s important to make sure they are licensed and experienced. And regardless of the extent of your roofing restoration, you should always request a fully itemised quote. Some questions to ask include:

  • Are you licensed?
  • Do you have valid insurance?
  • Can you provide a written, itemised quote?
  • How long is the warranty on your materials?
  • Do you have references I can follow up on?



How will the repair of the roof cost many much? ›

Depending on the type of repair, roof repair costs can run anywhere from $150 to $400 for minor repairs, and up to $7,000 for major repairs. The current national average of roof repairs in America is $950.

How much does roof restoration cost in Perth? ›

Perth Roof restoration can cost between $18 and $36 per square metre depending on who you talk to. For a 200m2 roof tile restoration, the cost can range from $3,600 to $7,200. Prices vary depending on the amount of roof maintenance required and your location (if outside the Perth metro area).

Is roof Cleaning a good idea? ›

Cheaper than a replacement roof

Cleaning a roof is a lot cheaper than a full or even partial roof replacement which of course is costly. The longer you leave moss and algae on your roof, the more damage will be caused. We advise people to have their roof cleaned sooner rather than later when moss build up is noticed.

How much does it cost to reroof a semi detached house UK? ›

For a semi-detached home with a hip roof, the cost for a new roof will be between £4,250 to £4,750, taking between three to four days to complete, while the same style roof but for a detached home, the cost will rise to £5,250 to £5,750, taking between four to five days.

What do most roofers charge per square? ›

The average roofing labor cost is between $1.50 and $3.00 per square foot. In roofing, there's a common term called a “square” that you need to know. One roofing square covers 100 square feet. So you may receive a labor quote of $150 to $300 per square.

How often should roof Be Replaced? ›

In general, this is the recommended replacement schedule based on the material used: Composition Shingles: 12-20 years. Asphalt Shingles: 15-30 years. Wood Shingles: 20-25 years.

How long should a roof restoration last? ›

The average full roof restoration has an expected lifespan of approximately 15 to 20 years. This time frame is when the job is performed with the right preparation by a qualified tradesperson, However, this is subject to sunlight (UV) conditions, coating colour choice, and mould or mildew growth.

Are roof restorations worth it? ›

The benefits of a roof restoration done at the right time are many. The biggest of all is really extending the lifespan of the original roof. With both tiled and metal roofs, if restored at around the 20-year age mark and then every 15 years thereafter the original tile or metal roof can almost last forever.

What does roof restoration mean? ›

What is a roof restoration? The process of restoring a roof typically involves cleaning, repairing and repainting. This is designed to extend the life of your roof, while usually being a cheaper option compared to a full roof replacement. A roof restoration is different to a repair or a replacement.

How long does roof cleaning last? ›

To sum it up, typically your roof cleaning should last at least 5-6 years with a little help from yourself. Find a company that will guarantee their work. That will protect you and give you peace of mind. Remove any trees that will provide shade for debris.

What is the best time of year to clean roof? ›

What is the Best Time of the Year for Roof Cleaning? Experts recommend performing roof cleaning and maintenance during summer months. This ensures enough sunshine on your roof, making its surface dry and safer to walk on.

How long does it take to clean a roof? ›

It often takes our professional team between two and five hours to clean a roof. However, the exact time depends on several factors, such as your roof's size and condition. The following factors will affect how long it will take us to clean your roof professionally.

How much does a roofer charge per day UK? ›

A roofer specialises in the construction and repair of all types of roofs. They typically charge between £15 and £30 an hour, or £120 to £240 a day.

Do you need permission to reroof a house? ›

Building Regulations approval should be applied for before any work is carried out on the roof. The Council will then visit and inspect your property both prior to and after the job has been finished to approve the work. You can apply for Building Regulations approval online via the Planning Portal website.

How much will I save if I do my own roof? ›

According to the most recent American Home Survey by the United States Census Bureau, the average cost estimate for having a professional replace your roof is $9,079, while the cost estimate to do it yourself is $5,036. As a result, completing the task on your own can save you over half of the total cost.

Will roofing prices go down in 2022? ›

Material shortages

In 2022, roofing material prices increased by about 6%-8%, and may continue to rise by 10%-12% within the next year. This includes the prices for shingles, underlayment, decking, and other essential materials for a high-quality roof.

What color of roof shingles is best? ›

17 Facts and Tips on How to Pick Shingle Colors to Complement Your Home
Beige/CreamBrown, Black, Grey, Green, Blue
BrownGrey, Brown, Green, Blue
WhiteAlmost any color including Brown, Grey, Black, Green, Blue, White
Weathered Wood or Log HousesBrown, Green, Black, Grey
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How do I know if my roof needs replacing? ›

You Need a New Roof If You Notice Curling, Missing, or Mossy Shingles
  1. Cracked shingles.
  2. Damaged or curled shingles.
  3. Loose or missing shingles.
  4. Damage or discoloration around vents.
  5. Missing granules.
  6. Moss or algae growth.
  7. Damage around chimneys or skylights.
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How do I know if my roof is bad? ›

5 Undeniable Signs You Have a Bad Roof
  1. Sunken Roof. If your roof begins to sink and buckle in, you should contact a roofer immediately, as this is a sure sign of rotting. ...
  2. Water Spots. ...
  3. Moss & Algae Growth. ...
  4. Missing & Cracked Shingles. ...
  5. Defective Construction Materials.
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How can you tell how old a roof is? ›

The easiest and most definitive way to figure out roof age is by determining the last time the roof was replaced, which may mean contacting the previous homeowner or roof manufacturer.

What is the longest lasting roof coating? ›

Sprayed Polyurethane Foam, also known as SPF, is regarded among the longest lasting types of roofing systems. Many SPF roofing systems have endured for over 50 years with few signs of failing.

Do roofers clean up after themselves? ›

Your roofing contractor will clean up as they go through the entire 8-step process to replace your roof.

How often do you need to reseal a roof? ›

Regardless of any ponding though, resealing your roof once every five years is a good measure to prevent any water damage to your home or business. The frequency may change due to harsher climates. Constant rain and snow can wear your flat roof down.

Is it better to repair or replace a roof? ›

Any type of damage confined to a small space can usually be repaired and patched up, so there's no need to invest in a new roof. But if the damage affects more than 30 percent of your roof, it is better to replace the whole roof.

Is roof painting a good idea? ›

Experts say that painting the concrete paving or roofing tiles is not a very good option. Although it is cheaper, it's more of a temporary fix. But if you're okay with a short-term solution, then maybe you can consider painting your concrete paving.

What is the difference between roof replacement and reroofing? ›

Provided you have just one layer of shingles on your roof you are a candidate for re-roofing. Otherwise, roofs that already have two layers of shingles installed are prohibited by building codes from installing a third layer, in which case you will need a full roof replacement.

Is restoration the same as repair? ›

Restoration is a much bigger job, and the goal of restoration is to restore the building to its original appearance and structure. Repairs are much more common, more limited in scope, and have less to do with restoring the appearance of the building.

What is a restoration process? ›

The Restore Process obtains data from a source (one or more Archive files) and copies that data to a destination (one or more tables in a database). There are two steps to a Restore Process. First one or more Archive Files that contain the data to be restored must be located, and the desired data selected.

What does restoration mean on a house? ›

Restoration is the process in which you return the building to its original condition. Historic buildings are common sites for restoration projects, but modern buildings also undergo restoration. From an environmental standpoint, restoration uses fewer resources and less energy.

What do professional roof cleaners use? ›

Sodium Hypochlorite (bleach)

Called SH for short, household bleach is the most widely used roof cleaning chemical, as it is the choice cleaning agent of nearly every pressure washing company in North America.

What happens if I don't clean my roof? ›

Algae, mold, and moss all lead to rot, which can result in leaks that put all the personal property underneath your roof at risk. Rot is an invitation to pests and wildlife. Bugs, rodents, and pests are attractive by the fact that rotting roofs are easier to chew through.

Is it good to pressure wash your roof? ›

However, pressure washing is typically not recommended for cleaning roofs. A pressure washer is a powerful tool that can damage your roof, as well as enter through any small potential cracks or holes in the roof, causing water damage into your home.

Is it better to power wash your house in the spring or fall? ›

Fall provides the best temperature to power wash the house. Once outdoor temperatures fall below 40 degrees, the pumps on power washing equipment can freeze.

What time of year are roofers the busiest? ›

For most roofing contractors, summer through fall is the busiest time of year… mostly because these months provide some of the best times to replace roofs. The weather is consistently warm enough to allow the proper functioning of all tools and materials, making installations more or less uninterrupted.

Does rain clean the roof? ›

Dirt and debris will collect on it. Natural rainfall is typically enough to wash off the appearance of most dirt. However, the dark stains and green areas that appear on your roof are caused by other natural elements: Algae.

What is the easiest way to clean a roof? ›

The ARMA recommends a 1:1 ratio of bleach to water to clean a roof. They also advise against using a pressure washer on asphalt shingles, as the force of the water can damage them. After being allowed to sit on the roof surface for up to 20 minutes, the bleach solution should be rinsed away with clean water.

How much does it cost to clean moss off a roof? ›

Moss Removal and Prevention

If you need to have moss removed from your home, expect to pay between $0.20 and $0.70 per square foot. A roof cleaning company may suggest applying a special treatment if moss is a consistent problem for your roof. This can typically run between $150 to $250.

How much does it cost to clean a shingle roof? ›

Roof Cleaning Cost

Roof cleaning is most often priced from $0.15-$0.30 per square foot, or $15-$30 per square. For a roof of an average size of 1,500 ft. ², this could cost you from $250-$500.

What is the cheapest roof to install? ›

Asphalt is the cheapest roofing material as far as to purchase price and installation fees go. You can expect to pay about $1 to $2 per square foot. Asphalt roofing is popular among budget shoppers. There are three types of asphalt roofing: 3-tab, dimensional, and luxury.

What is a roofer day rate? ›

Types of builder

Labourer – £180 - £240 per day. Scaffolder – £200 - £280 per day. Roofer – £220 - £320 per day.

How many roofing quotes should I get? ›

So, how many contractors should you call for an estimate? I would recommend getting at least 2 and a maximum of 3 quotes for your roof replacement. Be aware, no two contractors are going to quote your roof for the same price. The difference in these prices can be drastic.

How many times can you reroof a roof? ›

As mentioned above, homeowners are legally limited to two layer of roof shingles. Therefore, if you already have two layers, you'll need a full tear-off. Additionally, if your roof is severely damaged, it likely won't be able to support the weight of a reroof and will need to be torn off.

Can I walk on the roof of my house? ›

While it is OK to walk on your roof, it is not recommended and should be avoided whenever possible. Though you might be able to fix the leak or hang Christmas lights as a homeowner by walking on your room, there are serious safety and insurance risks involved in stepping onto your roof yourself.

How much does it cost to roof a 1300 sq ft house? ›

Cost to Tear Off & Replace Roof
House by Square FootAsphaltTotal Cost
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How much does it cost to roof 2000 square feet? ›

The average new roof cost for 2,000 sq. ft. is $9,500 to $20,000, with most people paying around $14,000 for architectural shingles installed on a cross gable roof.

How do I reduce the cost of a new roof? ›

How to reduce roof replacement costs
  1. Do your homework. Understand the size and complexity of your roof and know the exact materials you want to have installed before talking to contractors. ...
  2. Shop Around. ...
  3. Time it right. ...
  4. Use your insurance. ...
  5. Do some of the work yourself. ...
  6. Consider an overlay, but carefully.
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How much does it cost to repair roof shingles? ›

Asphalt shingles: $500 to $1,500 to repair a 10 x 10 square foot section. Metal roofing: $750 to $2,5000 to fix loose seams, damaged fasteners, or improper installation. Cedar shakes (wood shingles): $550 to $1,500 for most repairs dealing with built-up moss or damage from critters.

What causes a roof to be damaged? ›

High winds, thunderstorms, hail storms, high heat, deep cold, and hurricanes will all cause damage. Kansas City and Chicago roofers alike know that thingles can get broken, ripped up and this can cause open spaces where water and moisture can get in. In winter, moisture gets in and then freezes.

How much does it cost to replace a roof on a 2000 square foot house in Texas? ›

The state average cost to replace a roof in Texas is $6,000 to $20,000, with most homeowners paying around $12,000 for a 2,000 sq. ft. roof replacement using hail-resistant architectural shingles.

How much does it cost to replace a roof on a 2500 square foot house in Florida? ›

A new asphalt roof for a typical 2,500 square foot single-story ranch house can range in price from $9,000-$20,000 installed. When looking at higher end materials (e.g. tile, slate, wood, or steel), average figures can jump up to between $9.00 to $15.00 per square foot.

How much does it cost to shingle a 1200 sq ft house? ›

Average cost to replace a roof based on house size:

1,000 square feet: $4,000 to $5,500. 1,100 square feet: $4,200 to $6,000. 1,200 square feet: $4,500 to $6,500. 1,500 square feet: $5,500 to $8,000.

How long do shingles on a roof last? ›

The average lifespan of different types of roofs include: 15-30 years for asphalt shingles. 20-50 years for composite shingles. 30 years for modified rubber shingles.

Is it better to repair or replace a roof? ›

Any type of damage confined to a small space can usually be repaired and patched up, so there's no need to invest in a new roof. But if the damage affects more than 30 percent of your roof, it is better to replace the whole roof.

What is the number one cause of roof failure? ›

1. Excessive Moisture Retention and Poor Drainage System. Sometimes, buildings retain water at different parts of their roofs. This water retention often causes damage to the top and even the structure.

How do I know when my roof needs to be replaced? ›

You Need a New Roof If You Notice Curling, Missing, or Mossy Shingles
  1. Cracked shingles.
  2. Damaged or curled shingles.
  3. Loose or missing shingles.
  4. Damage or discoloration around vents.
  5. Missing granules.
  6. Moss or algae growth.
  7. Damage around chimneys or skylights.
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Will roofing prices go down in 2022? ›

Material shortages

In 2022, roofing material prices increased by about 6%-8%, and may continue to rise by 10%-12% within the next year. This includes the prices for shingles, underlayment, decking, and other essential materials for a high-quality roof.

What color of roof shingles is best? ›

17 Facts and Tips on How to Pick Shingle Colors to Complement Your Home
Beige/CreamBrown, Black, Grey, Green, Blue
BrownGrey, Brown, Green, Blue
WhiteAlmost any color including Brown, Grey, Black, Green, Blue, White
Weathered Wood or Log HousesBrown, Green, Black, Grey
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How much is a new roof Florida 2022? ›

The state average cost range for replacing a roof in Florida is $11,000 to $30,000, with most homeowners paying around $15,000 for replacing existing roofing with a 2,000 sq. ft. stone-covered metal roof.

What is the new roof law in Florida? ›

The 2021 legislation prohibited roofers from door-to-door marketing, and from incentivizing homeowners to submit for a roof replacement. The law also updated claim requirements for property owners. Roof-related claims (including supplemental and reopened claims) must be submitted within two years.

What type of roof is best for Florida? ›

The drastic changes from humid, hot, and rainy weather to dry and mild weather means your Florida home will need to possess a roofing material that can withstand these conditions. Your best bet is to go with clay tiles, metal, or even concrete and slate roofing materials for Florida weather.


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