There are many reasons to invest in a new roof, such as storm damage, natural wear and tear adding up over the years, and much-needed design refreshes. Regardless of the reason, most homeowners have the same question while heading into a roof replacement: “How much is it going to cost?”
Let’s talk about what to expect regarding the cost of a new roof in Michigan. We’ll discuss ballpark prices of common roofing materials, other factors that affect the total cost of roof replacement, and how to get the most accurate estimate before you commit.
What’s the Cost of a New Roof in Michigan?
The cost of a new roof can fluctuate for any number of reasons. In fact, a new roof for two separate houses with roughly the same square footage can be priced completely differently. This makes estimating new roof prices a difficult thing for many Michigan homeowners to do on their own.
In the sections below, we’ll break down the various factors that go into estimating new roof cost. We’ll also provide some rough figures for various roofing materials.
*It’s important to remember these figures are rough estimates only. Details of your particular home could cause significant price differences.
How Materials Affect the Cost of a New Roof
The most prominent factor that affects the cost of a new roof in Michigan is roofing material. Different roofing materials have different aesthetic appeal and performance capabilities and are therefore priced differently.
Here are some of the most common roofing materials, along with their rough price estimates, per 100 square feet.
Asphalt Shingle Prices in Michigan
Asphalt shingles are the most common residential roofing material in Michigan. They’re also some of the most affordable.
- Material cost: $1-3 per square foot
- Werner Roofing material & installation cost: $2,000 to $10,000
Metal Roofing Prices in Michigan
Metal roofing is growing in popularity for Michigan homeowners. Although it’s a bit more expensive than asphalt shingles, it comes with many advantages like a longer lifetime, sleek aesthetic, snow shedding, and environmental friendliness.
- Material cost: $3-15 per square foot
- Werner Roofing material & installation cost:
- $5,000 to $17,000 for basic interlocking steel shingles;
- $12,000 to $22,000 for corrosion resistant steel sheets;
- $12,000 to $20,000 for aluminum metal;
- $25,000 to $40,000 for high-end metal roofing, including copper styles.
Wood Shake Prices in Michigan
Wood shakes aren’t as common of a choice among Michigan homeowners, but some prefer its unique aesthetic appeal.
- Material cost: $6-10 per square foot
- Werner Roofing material & installation cost: $7,000 to $15,000
Tile Roof Prices in Michigan
Tile roofs vary in price based on the particular material used, but there’s one thing that remains the same with them all: due to the weight of tile roofing, some homes need extra structural support. This can add around an additional $1,500 to roofing price.
- Material cost: $8-25 per square foot
- Werner Roofing material & installation cost: $12,000 to $21,000 for clay tile; as much as $65,000 for high-end tiles.
Other Factors That Affect the Cost of a New Roof
Material isn’t everything, though. There are many other factors that affect the cost of a new roof. Some of the most notable include:
- Labor — Unless you have professional experience, we don’t recommend installing a new roof on your own. Hiring a roofing contractor will ensure your roof is replaced safely and effectively, but their work does account for the bulk of the remaining cost after materials.
- Roof size — This is pretty straightforward, but the bigger the roof, the more expensive a replacement will be. Roofs are generally measured and priced in terms of “squares,” which you can learn more about in this blog article.
- Roof slope — If your roof is steep, it can make installation more difficult — and therefore, more expensive.
- Unique features & add-ons — Jutting windows, chimneys, flashing, and skylights can also take a little more time, effort, and money in terms of installation.
- Existing roof removal — If you need old roofing materials removed and hauled away, you can expect about $500-$1,000 to be added to your overall cost. Learn more about this in our blog on tear-off vs. overlay roofing.
Get a Free Estimate for Your New Roof at Werner Roofing
Ready to install a new roof? Get a free roofing estimate from Werner Roofing. After reviewing the size and slope of your roof, as well as the materials you prefer, we can provide an accurate price estimate.
We value our customers, so we’ll work with you to find a solution that suits your needs and budget. We’ll also explore various financing options with you, including our very own roof financing program with our partners at Hearth. It’s one of the many reasons we’re West Michigan’s top-choice roofing contractor.