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Pricing A New Roof in New Jersey

NJ Roofer

Many considerations need to be addressed when contemplating a new roof for your New Jersey Home. It might be the wrong approach to call companies to get “pricing”. Rather you should ask for a consultation from the roofing companies you are considering and each company should be able to articulate clearly what products they suggest, as well as installation details. But keep reading to the end for the latest NJ roof pricing. However, first, below is an example of a conversation you might want to have with a potential roofer:

Q: What shingles does your company use and why?
A: We prefer Certainteed Landmark shingles because we are certified with them and understand they have the thickest basic architectural shingle. Through our experience we feel they are typically the best value. We do offer other brands.

Q: What about the other materials? Do you use generic stuff?
A: No we only use matching materials from the manufacturer. This would include underlayments, ridge caps, starters and ventilation products. This enables us to submit your project for a full non pro-rated warranty.

Q: Will you inspect for rotted wood?
A: Yes because we will warranty our labor for a period of 10 years, we want to make sure we are only installing your new roof over a solid surface.

Q: How long has your company been in business and do you have insurance?
A: Taylor Rae has been in business since 2004 and under the same name since day one. We would be happy to provide you with an insurance certificate.

Q: Do you require a deposit?
A: Most roofs are in-stock materials and do not require a deposit. Be leery of roof companies in NJ asking for large deposits. Look up roofers on the New Jersey consumer affairs website to see if there are any reported issues and also for guidelines on deposits and payments.

This is just a sampling, but I think you get the idea. As you can see above, these are some basic questions that can really help to determine what kind of roofing company you may be dealing with. As with any remodeling project it is always a good idea to get at least 3 written estimates. And of course you would want to research the roofing company you choose. Look for online reviews at Angie’s List, GuildQuality, Google, Facebook,etc. I would put less stock in companies found through paid lead services such as HomeAdvisor.

Now pricing is important, but only once you have decided that you have chosen a company who you would feel confident working on your home. Larger installation organizations such as Home Depot, Lowes, Sears, Power Home Remodeling and others are going to be higher priced, while local New Jersey owner operator roofing companies will typically be a better value. Especially if there is no high pressure sales tactics involved. At Taylor Rae we never ever use high-pressure sales tricks. Rather we feel our job is provide all of the information necessary for you to make the best decision for you and your family. From the way we install the roof to why we use the materials we do, such as in the conversation above. One thing I have learned, especially working on the diverse types of homes found here in New Jersey is that every job is unique. Unique people, unique homes, unique situations. Maybe that’s what makes us Unique.

Latest Roof Prices For New Jersey

The following price ranges would include Certainteed Landmark, Gaf Timerbline or Owens Corning Duration shingles.

Big Box Stores, Large Sales Organizations

Expect to pay between $550-$900 per 100 SF of roofing. Unfortunately, too much of the cost of your roof for companies like these is going towards marketing, store overhead and commissions.

Local NJ Roof Companies

Expect to pay between $280-$450 per 100 SF of roofing for local contractors here in New Jersey. Expect to pay more towards the higher end for roofing companies in NJ with top reputations and written labor warranties.

These prices are just a general guideline and do not include rotted wood, gutters, chimney flashing, flat roofs, etc. The prices also assume a complete roof job with the removal of the existing layers of roofing. If your roof has more than 1 layer on it already, expect to pay up to 10% or 20% more per layer. For other roofing materials such as Copper, Aluminum, Slate or Cedar please feel free to contact us anytime. If you don't know how many hundreds of square feet your roof is then it may be difficult to estimate your cost for your new roof. For some rough ideas of size I have listed some popular home types in NJ below along with basic sizes:

Bi-levels: 2000-2800 SF
Split Levels: 1800-2500 SF
Ranch: 3000-4400 SF
Larger Multi-Level Homes: 3500-4500 SF

If you are interested in getting an exact roof quote and free consultation from Taylor Rae Construction please fill out our simple roof form and we will call you soon to schedule an appointment.

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429 Rockaway Valley Road
Boonton Township, NJ 07005
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