Roofing material is that which covers the roof structure and creates the building envelope.
You will find that the cost to install an average slate roof depends upon material and finish grade, surface area, preparation and special requirements, and the labor rate.
In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able and prepared DIY persons should expect to save by performing the corresponding tasks.
Replace roofing: of a 2,500 sq.ft. home with 2,900 sq.ft. roof area; remove asphalt shingles and replace with grey slate; include miscellaneous material and waste.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|New roofing: install 2,900 sq.ft. of slate roofing; includes one dormer, all ridge and valley metal, boots, flashing, nails, fasteners, felt underlayment, and edging.||$11.44||per sq.ft.||2,900||$33,176|
|Removal: remove 2,900 sq.ft. of asphalt shingles and felt sheet, strip to roof sheathing.||$0.02||per sq.ft.||2,900||$64|
|Disposal: transport and non-hazardous dump fees.||$45||per CY||20||$900|
|Fees and Material Cost||$11.77||per sq.ft.||2,900||$34,140|
|+ Labor Cost (remove and dispose)||$32||per hour||32||$1,024|
|+ Labor Cost (roofing)||$38||per hour||116||$4,408|
|Total Cost||$13.65||per sq.ft.||2,900||$39,572|
Prices range from $34,140 (2,500 sq.ft. home, grey slate roof - DIY) to $39,572(2,500 sq.ft. home, grey slate roof) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
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