Average Cost to Replace a Roof in Southeastern Massachusetts
The average cost to replace a roof in Southeastern Massachusetts is between $7,800 and $15,700. This cost will be dependent on a wide variety of factors that a local Southeastern MA roofing contractor like Beantown Home Improvements will carefully measure to give your an accurate estimate. You can generally expect to pay between $4.50 to $9.00 per square foot for your roof replacement in Southeastern Massachusetts.
Roof Size and Roof Replacement Cost
The size of your roof will be the largest factor in determining the cost to replace your roof. Calculating the exact size of your roof can be a somewhat complex process that takes into account several different factors. To get a general estimate of the size of your roof you can use the footprint of your home to determine the square footage of the roof.
- 1000 square foot roof: $4,500 to $9,000
- 1500 square foot roof: $6,750 to $13,500
- 2000 square foot roof: $9,000 to $18,000
- 2500 square foot roof: $11,250 to $22,500
- 3000 square foot roof: $13,500 to $27,000
- 3500 square foot roof: $15,750 to $31,500
Roof Pitch and Replacement Cost
The pitch of your roof refers to how steep the roof is. Pitch can have a big impact on the surface area of the roof, which also mean it has a big impact on the cost of the roof replacement. Pitch is measured as the number of inches a roof travels vertically (x) over a 12 inch horizontal span, and each pitch (x/12) has a corresponding, industry standard pitch multiplier that is used to calculate the impact on the surface area. As a general rule, as a roof gets steeper its surface area increases. A quick example will show you how important pitch can be in calculating cost:
- 1000 square foot 3/12 roof: 1000 square feet x 1.055 (3/12 pitch multiplier) = 1055 square feet
- 1000 square foot 9/12 roof: 1000 square feet x 1.25 (9/12 pitch multiplier) = 1250 square feet
While there’s a pretty drastic difference in the steepness of a 3/12 roof and a 9/12 roof, this example clearly demonstrates the way that the pitch of your roof will affect the surface area of the roof which, in turn, impacts the cost of the roof replacement.
How Labor Affects Roof Replacement
Labor costs make up an estimated 40%-60% of the total cost to replace a roof in Southeastern Massachusetts. From a very basic standpoint, labor costs consist of three things:
- The number of technicians necessary to complete the project
- The number of hours required to complete the project
- The cost per hour for each technician working on the project
Each of these three factors can be impacted by numerous other things. For example the number of hours to complete a project will depend largely on the size of the roof. A 1000 square foot roof will take far less time to replace than a 2000 square foot roof. The complexity of the roof replacement and the materials used will also play a big role in the labor costs. If your roof requires a contractor that has specializes skills, knowledge, and equipment their cost per hour will be far greater than someone who is doing a very simple tear off and re-roof.
Is your Southeastern Massachusetts home in need of a roof replacement? Contact the experts at Beantown Home Improvements, today, to schedule a free estimate and discuss the many options we have to offer you!
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