If you’re in the market for a new roof, you’ll want to do some research into costs and contractors first

A roof replacement is not a cheap project. In the St. Cloud area, the average cost of a new roof is around $6,000.00, but this cost will vary with square footage and materials involved.

When using a new roof cost calculator, factor in the type of roofing material you will want to purchase, and the size of the area to be covered. There are a few other factors to consider as well.

Unsure of how to start? Read on for a quick guide.

New Roof Cost Calculator

Your new roof cost calculator includes the price of materials, labor, and old roof removal. There are other factors that influence the cost too, but expect to spend the majority of your roofing budget on these first three items.


Asphalt is the least expensive of all the shingle materials available for a new roof, with the national average cost at around $3.60 per square foot. Compare that to one of the most expensive materials, slate, at about $14.80 per square foot. 

In considering materials, you must also consider the climate you live in and the estimated longevity of each material. At Higher Dimensions Roofing in St. Cloud, we recommend you sit down with us to explore which roofing materials and characteristics will give you the best roof possible for the weather conditions in Minnesota.


In addition to the material cost per square foot, you must add the cost for labor. This is generally between $1.50 – $3.00 per square foot. 

Roofing contractors often prepare quotes using the term “cost per square,” the “square” being a 10 x 10 area. So all figures mentioned so far would be multiplied by 100 to get the cost “per square,” and this per square cost covers both materials and labor.

The average home has around 1,700 feet of roofing or 17 of these “squares.” Now you can see how the total costs are derived.

Removal of Old Roof

About a third of your total new roof cost covers the removal of your old roof, which can be between $125 and $500 per square. This is provided there are no structural issues underneath the roofing material. If this is the case, removal costs will be higher.

Other Cost Factors

Other things that might affect the cost of your roof are the slope and pitch of your roof, the number of stories, the complexity of the roof design, and the cost of permits in your area.

Higher Dimensions Roofing in St. Cloud will offer you a free estimate online at our website, as well as a detailed estimate with all your costs broken down, so you know what you are paying for. We are well-versed in the particular costs that apply to roof work in the St. Cloud area.

Benefits of a New Roof

Besides the obvious benefit of keeping water out of your home, a new roof can save you energy costs, and increase the value of your home.

Now that you’ve applied this new roof cost calculator, you still may be leery of the cost and tempted to fix your roof yourself. Partnering with an excellent roofing company, such as Higher Dimensions Roofing makes much more sense. This assures you that your new roof cost is fair and the work is done correctly. 

If you live in St. Cloud and the surrounding areas, contact us at Higher Dimensions Roofing today. We are experts in shingle and metal roofing, are highly accredited, and offer a wide variety of roofing options and services to meet your roofing needs.

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