Cost & Pricing

The 3 Biggest Pricing Factors in Roofing

Generalized roof pricing is extremely difficult to determine because each roofing system is different. In general roof pricing is controlled by the material types, roofing components used, quality of the roofing components, labor, and warranty work. A full inspection by a roofing specialist will be able to determine accurate pricing based on the roof’s condition, size, slope, and availability of materials needed.

1. Materials


A water-resistant or waterproof barrier material installed underneath all other roofing materials. It is designed to prevent leaks from severe weather, help with regulating the temperature inside the home, and providing additional support for heavy impacts. According to Montgomery county building codes, all roofs in Montgomery, TX require a quality underlayment layer to help with the strong storms that hit the area.


A material that lines the roof, chimney, windows, doors, decks, and shelves which directs the flow of the water around the openings of the home. Missing flashing will result in leaks originating from these openings, especially around the chimney and windows.

Roof Type

The steeper the slope (roof pitch), more levels of roof (stories), and shape of the roof can affect the price of a new roof.

2. Labor

Labor costs are closely associated with workmanship quality. Because every roofer can sell the same type of materials, the major difference in pricing between competing roofing contractors is typically the cost of labor. The labor used on every roofing job must meet manufacturer warranty guidelines and specifications to maintain manufacturer warranty. Poor workmanship will leave homeowners with voided warranties.

3. Warranty

Montgomery, TX roofs are typically covered by 2 different types of warranties; material and installation. Manufacturers will warranty their roofing components for a limited time only if very specific installations procedures are followed by the roofing contractor. Roofing contractors may also offer a warranty on their work performed. 90% of all roof warranty claims are denied due to poor quality workmanship and failure to adhere to these guidelines.. Warranties can span timelines as short as 1 year or as long as the life of your home and their costs directly affect roof pricing.

Lifetime vs Installation Costs

Most homeowners are only focused on installation costs or the final cost from the roofing contractor. However, all roofs require maintenance and eventually repair or replacement. The lower quality of roof installed, the more lifetime costs a homeowner will face. A high quality roofing system that is properly maintained is the most cost effective way to keep lifetime costs down as it prevents the need to repair or replacement.

Roof Pricing Range

Standard Roof

No warranty / Short Warranty Life, Basic / Low Quality Roof Components, Low Quality Workmanship – $10,000

Enhanced Roof

Limited, Pro-rated Warranty, Manufacturer Required Roof Components, Semi-experience Workmanship – $15,000 – $20,000

Quality Roof

Lifetime Warranty, Roof Components Designed for Area Weather / Temperature Needs, Experienced / Trained Workmanship – $25,000+

*Based on standard single story, composition roof, and manufacturer warranties from GAF, CertainTeed, TAMKO, and other manufacturers.