How Much Does It Cost to Rip & Replace My Roof on Long Island?

How Much Does It Cost to Rip & Replace My Roof on Long Island?

You may have been wondering how much it will cost to replace your roof on Long Island? Besides the roofing material you choose, there are several factors that will affect the final cost. Let’s take a look at what they are and what you can expect to spend.

The cost to rip and replace an asphalt roof on Long Island can cost anywhere between $500 and $900 a square (100 square feet) which translates to about $5- $9 a square foot.

We recently installed a new 2,400 square foot roof in Port Washington, Long Island, New York using Timberline Ultra High Definition for the material.

The total cost for this new roof including shingles, flashing, underlayment, fasteners, ridge vent, and the labor and one chimney to flash was about $16,000.

Factors to consider that may affect the cost to rip and replace your roof are:

1. Type of Underlayment: The materials that lies between the shingles and the roof sheathing, or roof deck, which can be felt, self-adhered, or synthetic is called underlayment. It's installed directly on the roof deck and provides a secondary layer of protection from the elements, including rain, snow, and wind.
Different types of underlayment have different costs associated with them. For example, Henry Blueskin Underlayment is self-adhesive and ideal if you are installing solar panels, but costs much more than other options.

2. Chimneys: Chimneys need to be “flashed” so the number of chimneys you have will affect the cost. Flashing is typically a sheet of metal installed around the area where the chimney meets the roof. Flashing ensures that the connection between the chimney and roof is watertight. The more chimneys you have, the more it costs!

3. Layers of Roofing: How many layers of existing roofing need to be ripped off? The more layers, the more labor, the higher the cost. Also important to consider is the existing plywood. If there is any damage, the plywood will need to be replaced, adding to the cost.

4. Roof Pitch: High pitched roofs may need scaffolding which brings up the cost and difficulty of the roof to be installed.

5. The Material: Different roofing materials have different price tags. 3-tab roofing is the least expensive but shingles come in many varieties, colors, and looks. There are varying thicknesses of asphalt. The thicker it is, the more it costs.

While asphalt is the most typical on Long Island, there are lots of other types of materials used in roofing, such as metal, slate, and even wood. This can cause the price to vary by tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars! Whether you're a homeowner in Nassau County, Long Island planning a roof replacement or simply interested in the topic, our You Tube video provides valuable insights to help you make informed decisions and achieve a secure, long-lasting, and visually appealing roof for your home. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWA7avMcJsQ

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