Roof Replacements: Roofing Cost Estimates & Factors to Consider

Jan 10, 2023


Roof Over Family
“If you have a family that loves you, a few good friends, and a roof over your head, you are richer than you think.” ~ Nishan Panwar



Having a roof over your head is one of the most basic human needs. Compared to other parts of the world, here in Georgia, having a roof over your head is something most of us take for granted.

Theres no better feeling than knowing the roof above you keeps your family and belongings safe. However, a roof does not last forever. So, if you find your roof has been damaged from hail, high winds, thunderstorms, high heat, deep cold or simply aging shingles, you may be considering a roof replacement.

If you suspect damage to your roof, its crucial to handle the situation immediately. Unaddressed leaks or cracks can lead to water damage and rotting under the shingles when your roof’s integrity is compromised. This can cause your roof to collapse and lead to more damage to the inside of your home. We all know how costly water damage can be, including creating dangerous situations for your family and possibly losing your valuables.

At Home Wizards Remodeling, we can provide you with all the information you need for a new roof replacement. After our professional and thorough roof inspection, we will provide a cost analysis of your roof, including roofing material options and the timeline for completing the job.

How to estimate roof replacement costs.

Replacing a roof is one of the most significant expenses for homeowners, but investing in a new roof will keep your home safe.

Most roof replacements are priced based on these cost variables:

  • Square footage of your roof
  • Type of roofing material you choose
  • Roofing Labor per square feet
  • Roof Replacement Labor

In the roofing industry, the common term square” refers to one roofing square covering 100 square feet. Roof contractors may also quote your roof replacement using per square foot”, and this information may help understand different roof replacement quotes from contractors.

  • Square:  100 square feet
  • Per square foot: 1 square foot


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Roof Replacements: Roofing Cost Estimates & Factors to Consider

Many factors can affect the overall costs of roof replacements.

The extent of the damage:

The best roofing contractors consider safety as a top priority. Considerable rotting underneath the shingles not only makes the job more difficult but can also become more dangerous. This could increase the time and equipment they will need to ensure the safety of their employees and your home while completing your roof replacement.

Environmental Conditions:

Depending on what time of year you replace your roof in Georgia, extreme weather conditions like harsh cold or heat can play a factor in your roof replacement costs. Extreme temperature changes can be complex on a roofing crew while installing your new roof. Additional protective measures are implemented to help crews work under extreme conditions.

Removal of Old Material:

Often, homeowners try and “buy time” on a roof replacement and re-shingle instead of replacing their roof. This can leave their roof with more than one layer of shingles. This temporary roof solution might have been quicker and less costly at the time but could add more to the roof replacement costs.


About 40% of your roof replacement costs include roofing materials. Depending on what type of roof you have installed, it can vary in price. Most homeowners opt for typical asphalt shingles, lowering their roofing material costs. The cost of your roof replacement can vary with specialty roofing materials like clay tile, slate, steel, copper, stone, metal, wood shingles, etc.

All roofs will eventually wear out, causing leaks and other problems to your home. You dont want to wait to reach out to a roofing professional. At first sight of damage, whether you suspect you need a roof repair or a roof replacement, your first step should be contacting a licensed, insured, and certified roofing professional, like Home Wizards Remodeling. A roof replacement will greatly improve your home’s curb appeal, protect your home, and keep your family safe from the elements. Whether you are selling your home or plan to stay for a while, everyone wants a home and roof that looks great from the outside and everyone wants to feel safe and protected. Contact the professionals you can trust at Home Wizards Remodeling in Roswell.

Home Wizards Remodeling is proud to partner with GAF and Owens Corning as our preferred manufacturers. All roof replacements come with a manufacturer’s warranty.

If your roof needs a replacement for your Roswell, Alpharetta, Dunwoody, Woodstock, Atlanta, Georgia home, Contact Home Wizards Remodeling today at 770-998-1809. Stop in our showroom or visit our website at to request a consultation. Besides roofing services, we can upgrade your home exterior with our professional sidinggutter, paintingwindow replacementsdecks, porches, patios, and outdoor living services.

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