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Getting a new roof on your home is a major undertaking—so you want to get the best work at the most affordable price.

While the cost of a new roof can seem steep, when done well, your new roof will last for decades. This will defray that cost to a much smaller number per year over the lifespan of your roof.

So how much does a new roof cost in Utah? A Utah roof costs anywhere from $4,000 to over $20,000. Why the vast range in prices? There are many factors that go into installing a new roof.

How Do I Estimate the Cost of a New Roof?

The main factors in estimating the cost of a new roof are the size of the roof, and the materials used. Roofers tend to calculate roofing costs in terms of 10 foot by 10 foot “squares”. The area of the average roof contains about 20–25 squares. In terms of materials, asphalt shingles tend to cost much less than metal or tile roofing.

Another factor that drives up the cost of a new roof is the steepness of the slopes. Steeper roofs tend to cost more, as they require more safety equipment and take more time to properly install.

One factor that drives down the cost of roof installation is the potential for partial roof replacement. While usually advisable to have your entire roof replaced, sometimes only a portion needs replacing. If your home faces north or south in Utah, for instance, the southern-facing side will often be more weathered than the north-facing side. You might just need to have the southern side replaced.

How Much Does a Townhouse Roof Cost in Utah?

The cost of a new roof on a townhouse varies significantly depending on factors like size, pitch, and slope. You may need a new roof if yours is too old or has sustained significant damage, or you may choose a replacement for aesthetics, home value, energy savings, or other purposes.

Other factors influencing the total cost of replacing the roof on a townhouse include the materials selected and the complexity of the roof’s design. For example, a flat-roof townhouse may have a cheaper roof replacement than a home with a steeper or otherwise complex design.

How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Townhouse Roof?

Townhouse roof repair costs follow the same general principles as those for roofing materials on other styles of homes. When feasible, roof repairs are often cheaper than the total townhouse roof replacement cost. However, the extent of the damage, existing roofing materials, age of the current roof, and complexity of the roof design all play a role in the final cost.

Fixing minor issues, such as replacing a few damaged shingles, can be relatively inexpensive. However, more extensive damage costs more to repair.

What Time of Year is Best to Replace a Roof?

Roofs are typically replaced in the warmer months of the year. This offers more windows of clear weather for installation. However, if you opt for getting your roof installed during the offseason, you can often get better pricing. Plus, even in winter, there are often blocks of sunny days in Utah that allow for safe roof installation.

How Many Years Does a Roof Last?

An asphalt shingle roof should be expected to last over 20 years. Other materials such as metal can last even longer. The key is to have your roof installed by experts who know what they’re doing, so your roof is properly sealed against the elements.

Do I Need a Permit to Replace My Roof in Utah?

Yes, you do need a permit to replace your roof in Utah. Fortunately, a roofing company like American Roofing can handle the permitting process for you—so you don’t have to mess with all the red tape.

How Many Layers of Shingles Can You Have on a Roof in Utah?

According to local code, you can have a maximum of two layers of shingles on a roof in Utah. If two layers are already on the roof, at least one layer must be removed before another can be installed. When getting a new roof, it is typically advisable to have the old roof removed so a new underlayment can be installed to ensure your roof is properly sealed and waterproof.

Get a Free Quote on a New Roof Today!

How much does a new roof cost in Utah? Contact American Roofing today for a free quote on your new roof. We will take an honest look at your roof, and discuss all your options with you.

About the Author: Andrew Yorgason

Andrew Yorgason
Andrew Yorgason was born and raised in the Salt Lake Valley.  He is the proud father of four children and when he’s not up on a roof or at the office, you can find him on a golf course, at a sporting event, or spending time with his family at their ranch enjoying the outdoors and riding horses.  Andrew is a third-generation roofer and part of the next generation of ownership at American Roofing.  He has been involved with his family’s business since birth and loves helping protect homes in Utah one roof at a time.