The average cost of roof replacement in Utah varies based on several factors, including the size of your roof, the type of materials used, the pitch or slope of the roof, and your specific location within the state. In this blog post, we’ll go over the elements and details that go into new roof costs and roof replacement costs. 

What Components Go Into New Roof Costs

So, how much does a new roof cost in Utah? Shingles aren’t the only factor that influences the cost. Generally, a new roof without the need to strip old roof materials will cost a bit more than installing a brand new roof, say, from a new construction build. Here are some factors that contribute to the cost of a new roof. 

  • Materials
  • Labor
  • Size & Pitch
  • Slope
  • Roof Condition
  • Shingle Type
  • Plywood Underlayment Condition
  • Shingle Replacement

Here’s some more information about the components and how they contribute to the cost. 

 Size & Pitch

Size: The size of the roof is a primary factor in determining the cost of replacement. Roofing costs are typically calculated by square footage. The larger the roof, the more materials and labor will be needed, which increases the cost.

Pitch: The pitch or slope of the roof also affects the cost. A steeper pitch requires more labor for installation and can pose additional safety risks for workers, increasing labor costs. It may also necessitate more materials to cover the same area as a roof with a gentler slope.


The slope is essentially another term for the pitch of the roof and is important for similar reasons. Steeper slopes affect how rain and snow are shed from the roof and can impact the choice of roofing materials, which in turn can affect cost. A steeper slope may require specialized roofing materials to prevent water infiltration, adding to the overall cost.

Roof Condition

The current condition of the roof can significantly impact the cost of replacement. If the existing roof has damage, such as water infiltration, structural issues, or deteriorated decking, these problems must be addressed before the new roof is installed, increasing the cost. Severe damage might require extensive repairs or replacement of the underlying structure.

Shingle Type

The type of shingle chosen for a new roof can greatly vary the cost. Asphalt shingles are generally the most affordable, while materials like metal, slate, or tile are more expensive but may offer longer lifespans and other benefits like improved energy efficiency or aesthetic appeal. The choice of material will directly affect the project’s material costs.

Plywood Underlayment Condition

The condition of the plywood underlayment is critical because it supports the roofing materials. If the underlayment is damaged or deteriorating, it must be replaced to ensure the structural integrity of the roof. Replacing the plywood underlayment will add to the material and labor costs of the roof replacement.

Shingle Replacement

The process of shingle replacement involves removing the old shingles, assessing and repairing the underlying structure if necessary, and installing new shingles. The cost of this process will depend on the type of shingles chosen, the size and pitch of the roof, and the condition of the roof structure. Removing and disposing of the old materials can also add to the cost.

General Cost of a New Roof Installation

The average cost of shingles varies widely depending on the type, with prices ranging roughly between $120 to $140 per square. “Square” in roofing terms refers to a 100-square-foot area, which helps standardize pricing across different materials and projects. This variance largely reflects the choice between asphalt and metal shingles, among other materials, each offering different benefits in terms of durability, appearance, and maintenance requirements. Consequently, the total cost for an average roof replacement can span from $5,000 to $18,000, a range that encapsulates various home sizes, material choices, and the complexity of the job.

Breaking it down further to a square foot perspective, the average price lands between $3 to $6. This calculation can be understood by considering that a standard home roof size in the U.S. might require between 1,700 and 2,100 square feet of shingles. For example, using the mid-point of the provided shingle cost ($130 per square) for a 2,000-square-foot roof, the material cost alone would be around $2,600, excluding labor, underlayment, and other materials. Adjusting for the full scope of work, including labor and additional materials, aligns with the broader cost range provided. 

Given these variables and the significant investment involved, it’s understandable why choosing the right roofing service is critical. That’s why at Happi Roofing, we offer free estimates, inspections, and consultations for potential customers, ensuring homeowners can make informed decisions about their roofing needs with clarity and confidence. 

Get Your New Roof With Happi Roofing

Choosing Happi Roofing means selecting a partner dedicated to aligning with your financial considerations and aesthetic desires, ensuring that the journey to a new roof is as rewarding as it is transformative. By providing free estimates, inspections, and consultations, Happi Roofing ensures that you are not navigating this process alone but are supported by experts who understand the complexities of roof replacement.

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