How Much Do I Have to Pay for Roofing Services

by Joie Gahum Freelance Writer

Roofing services are expenses a homeowner should anticipate. Roofs are bound to age and tear due to the outside forces that they protect us from. But how much do the most common roofing services cost? Do you need to pay a fortune to be able to finance such repairs? What if you do not have the resources to fund a repair?

Replacing and repairing roofs can be quite costly, especially for major repairs. If you are planning to have your roof repaired or if you are in need of one, here is a list of the average costs for basic roofing services you may need for your property.

Average Cost for Basic Roofing Services


Reroofing is usually required when large portions of the roof area have already deteriorated. Ask a professional to inspect your roof to determine whether a repair will be sufficient or whether reroofing is already required. If reroofing is necessary for the safety and stability of the property, replacing the entire roof is necessary. The average cost for roof replacement is around $5,000 to $12,000. 

The price depends on the size of the roof, the pitch, height, roofing materials to use, code requirements, the level and accessibility of your home, and other structural issues. The complexity of the roof and the required permits and licenses are also considered when estimating the cost of a reroofing service.

Roof Repair Costs

The average cost for roof repairs is around $947 but can start anywhere from $364 and go up to $1,554. The most common roof repairs such as small leaks can start anywhere from $150 to $400, depending on its severity and where it is located. Labor cost for roof repairs starts anywhere from $5 to 75$ per hour.

It would be best to allow professionals to deal with large complicated roof repair services to avoid accidents or in making a simple roofing issue worse.

Roof Leaks Repair Services

A leaking roof can cost a homeowner anywhere from $10 to $120. Cracked flashings start at $20 while broken or missing shingles can start at $30 per shingle. Crack vent booting will cost a homeowner anywhere from $10 to $20. Skylight leaks are more expensive. It will cost anywhere from $25 to $80 to repair. Meanwhile, ice dam repair services start at $25 to $80.

Material Costs for Roofing Services

Different types of materials used for roofing affect the price of roofing services and repair. Metal roofs start at $1,300 while slate roofs are the most expensive at $1,350. Tile roof repairs start at $1,000 while flat foam or single-ply is the least expensive starting at $400. Asphalt shingles will cost around $710 while wood shake may cost around $750.

Garage Roofing Services

The garage area is usually a separate area from the main residential structure. Garage roof replacements can go around $1,500 while the roof repair services are subjective to the damage and the materials used for repair. Repairing roofs in garages is the least expensive because they are smaller and more accessible compared to the roofs in residential homes.

Soffits and Fascia Repairs

Completely repairing the fascia and the soffit of a roofing system can cost a homeowner around $3,300. Since these areas are usually decorative and aesthetically designed compared to the rest of the roof system, the labor cost can be quite high. Material costs are above average. Wood and PVC fascia costs around $0 to $30 per 8-foot board while soffit panels available in a 12-foot board can cost you around $20 per piece. Deterioration in this area left unresolved, can cause problems in the gutter area.

Roof Truss Repairs

The average cost for a standard roof truss repair starts from $1.50 to $4.50 per square foot. These main structures are the ones that support your roof. Leaks that can pass through your roof through your trusses can cause structural damages if kept unchecked and unattended for a long time. If you think that your trusses are becoming moldy or are starting to sag, it is ideal to get professional roofing inspections to get these addressed. Remember a complete truss replacement will cost you thousands of dollars so it would be best to check these areas frequently and ensure that they are in good condition.

Roof Gutters

Repairing roof gutters can be time-consuming and messy. However, it is one of the simplest repair jobs a roof may encounter. Clogged roof gutters can trap water that may cause the fascia to deteriorate prematurely, together with the trusses and the underlayment. 

Patching gutter holes with roofing cement and a patch will only cost you around $2 to $4. For roof gutter replacement, a 10-foot section will cost you $4 to $7, hangers as $1 to $2 each, and joiners at $4.50 per piece.

Insurance can cover some roof repairs caused by high winds, fallen tree damage, and hail. However, basic repairs such as leaks caused by old age, wear and tear are not covered with insurance. The lack of maintenance that costs damages in the roofing system is also an expense shouldered by the homeowner. To avoid these unwanted costs, regular maintenance helps. 

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