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Roof Installation Costs

Roof installation cost ranges from $2 to $8 per square foot, depending on a number of factors and variables that we will touch on below. For fullu installed project costs, see our page on roofing costs per square installed.

-- Price Range: $2 - $8 psf --


Installation Price Factors

If the existing roofing needs to be removed before the new material can be laid down, you can expect a $2 psf charge. Another huge cost is actually worker's comp insurance, which is the amount that the company pays in insurance for worker's getting hurt or injured on the job. It can account for up to 33% of the total labor cost of a roofing job.

Then there is the job itself - the slope of the roof will affect price. A steeper roof is more difficult and takes longer than a low sloped or flat roof. The roofing material certainly affects the price, as well as the number of obstacles on the roof that must be worked around and sealed. Complex layout patterns can add to the overall labor cost as well as any and all repairs and other prep work that must be completed prior to the new materials going on.


Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles will run somewhere between $2 and $4 per square foot for the installation or labor portion of the project. This is at the lower cost range because shingles are relatively easy to install and can often be placed over the existing shingles. In the majority of cases, they are installed on low sloped roofs, which is less expensive than steeply sloped roofs.

--Installation Price Range: $2 to $4 psf --

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Clay & Concrete Tiles

Clay tiles will run somewhere between $3 and $5 per square foot for the installation or labor portion of the project. Tiles are more difficult to install and require a higher level of skill and expertise.

-- Installation Price Range: $3 to $5 psf --

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Slate Tiles

Slate roofs will run somewhere between $6 and $8 per square foot for the installation or labor portion of the project. Slate demands a skill and expertise that is reflected in this quite expensive installation price tag.

-- Installation Price Range:$6 to $8 psf --

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Metal Roofing

Metal roofs will run somewhere between $3 and $8 per square foot for the installation or labor portion of the project. This is a huge price range due to the large number of types of metal options and the skills and expertise involved in the install.

-- Installation Price Range: $3 to $8 psf --

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