So you are thinking of replacing or upgrading your flat roof, but you don’t know how much it will cost? Not to worry, you have come to the right place.
Unfortunately, we cannot answer your question on the spot.
The truth is that there really is no set price. The roofer must come to your home and inspect the property to determine a potential cost.
In essence, the cost comes down to four main factors:
- The size of your roof
- The material you want to use
- Whether you are completing a partial reroof or a full roof installation
Let’s explore these options and see how they may affect the price of your roof.
The process for determining your cost starts with the size of your roof. Obviously, the larger your roof is, the more expensive it will be.
In general, the primary determination is usually price per square. A very broad estimate can be between $250 to $350 per square. A square equals 100 square feet.
Choice of material
Next, you have to choose what roofing material you want. This decision is critical because it will not only affect your wallet but the way your roof is built and the effects the material will have on your home.
While there are many choices of roof materials, there are 3 roof coverings that are used the most. They include:
- Tar and gravel roofing
- Modified bitumen (asphalt)
All 3 coverings have their pros and cons as well as different price points.
Tar and gravel roofing
Also known as built-up roofing (BUR), this roof covering is one of the most common forms of roof covering and it also usually the cheapest.
This material provides an excellent level of water protection, is low-maintenance, and usually features fire-resistant gravel. The only cons associated with the material is that is very hefty and can be messy to install.
Modified bitumen (asphalt)
Made from asphalt and a variety of solvents and rubber modifiers, this roof covering can be much simpler to install than the other options, but know that you should hire a professional for the job.
The polyurethane foam is one of our most recommended roofing materials due to its reliability and benefit to your home. As a matter of fact, about 90% of Arizona homes use this foam on their roofs.
The benefits of this covering are numerous. It is:
- An excellent insulator for your home which will save you money on energy bills.
- Long lasting
- Easy to maintain
Best of all, you don’t have to remove your old roof to install foam, in most cases, you can simply install it over whatever material you have. Though we highly recommend hiring a professional.
While the benefits are numerous, this is also the most expensive option.
Full vs. partial reroof
Finally, the price of the job will also depend on whether you are starting your roof from scratch or just recovering an existing job. Obviously, a complete overhaul of your roof will be your most expensive option.
Typically, this project includes a substantial price increase due to the time and labor needed to remove your existing roof.
Related: “Should I Repair or Replace My Roof?”
When in doubt, call an AZ contractor
So although it would be difficult to give you a price for your roofing needs right now, you can easily contact a roofer to come out to your home to give you an estimate.
Before you have them over, think about the expectations you have for your roof as well as any budget concerns and labor related questions you may have.
As a roofing company with 14 years of experience, we have serviced and replaced flat roofs for many satisfied customers, and we hope to offer that same service to you.