Size of Roof and Roof Cost
The size of your roof is one of the most important factors that will determine the cost of your new asphalt shingle roof in Houston. While the size of the roof is a bit more complex than simple square footage, you can get a decent DIY estimate by measuring the footprint of your property and determining the square footage of your footprint. Using that information, you can use the following ranges to determine the approximate cost of your new roof.
- 1000 square foot roof: $3,200 to $5,250
- 1500 square foot roof: $4,800 to $7,875
- 2000 square foot roof: $6,400 to $10,500
- 2500 square foot roof: $8,000 to $13,125
- 3000 square foot roof: $9,600 to $15,750
- 3500 square foot roof: $11,200 to $18,375
Other Important Factors in Your Roof Cost
The size of your roof isn’t the only thing that will impact the cost of the roof. While we can’t give you an accurate estimate without knowing the specifics of your roof, we can help you decide if your roof will likely be more or less expensive than the average range for your home size. If you’re ready for an accurate quote for your home, call Beck Roofing & Restoration to discuss your options!
Pitch of Roof
Pitch refers to how steep your roof is. Roofing contractors measure pitch as the distance a roof travels vertically (x) over the span of 12 inches and refer to it as an x/12 roof. The pitch of the roof can have a profound effect on the surface area of the roof which, as evidenced above, can have a big impact on the price of the roof. The steeper a roof is the more the surface area will increase. Roofers uses a standardized pitch multiplier to determine how the pitch of the roof impacts the roofs surface area. What this ultimately means, though, for the cost of a new asphalt shingle roof in Houston is that even on a home with the exact same footprint, a steeper roof will be more expensive than one with a lower pitch.
Complexity of Roof
The complexity of the roof can also impact the cost to install your new asphalt shingles. Again, this is largely due to the way roof complexities will impact the surface area of the roof. A roof that has multiple gables and dormers will surely have a larger surface area than a very simple side gable roof. Additionally, these complexities can make the roof more difficult to install due to hard to reach areas and shapes that are more difficult to navigate with roofing materials.
Type of Shingle
Asphalt shingle roofs are exceptionally popular in Houston and there are several types of shingles available. The type of shingle you choose will play a big role in the cost of your new roof.
- Three-Tab Shingle: the least expensive style of asphalt shingle roof, three-tab shingles are named for their cutouts that give them the appearance of having three tabs.
- Architectural Shingle: architectural shingles are sturdier and have more design options than three-tab shingles, but they’re also more expensive.
- Fiberglass Shingles: fiberglass shingles have a woven, fiberglass base that gives them excellent waterproofing capabilities while remaining very lightweight.
- Organic Mat-Based Shingles: organic mat-based shingles have a recycled felt-paper base and are heavier, thicker, and more expensive than fiberglass shingles, but they’re also more durable and long-lasting.
Are you in the market for a new asphalt shingle roof in Houston? Call Houston’s trusted roofing company today, for a free inspection!