Cedar roofs offer a beautiful, traditional, and rustic look to Denver homeowners who are looking to upgrade their roofs.  Cedar is a luxury roofing material that comes with a luxury price tag, but just how much will a new cedar roof cost?

Average Cost to Install a New Cedar Roof in Denver

The average cost to install a new cedar roof on a home in Denver is between $15,000 and $25,000 which comes out to around $6.00 to $9.50 per square foot.  The final cost of your new cedar roof will depend on a variety of factors, and the experts at Integrity Pro Roofing in Denver will take great care to get precise measurements and accurate estimates when you’re ready for your new roof.

How Roof Size Affects Installation Cost

The size of your roof will be one of the biggest factors that impacts the cost to install it because roofing materials are priced by square.  A square is equal to a ten-foot by ten-foot area or 100 square feet.

  • 1000 square foot roof: $6,000 to $9,500
  • 1500 square foot roof: $9,000 to $14,250
  • 2000 square foot roof: $12,000 to $19,000
  • 2500 square foot roof: $15,000 to $23,750
  • 3000 square foot roof: $18,000 to $28,500
  • 3500 square foot roof: $21,000 to $33,250

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Cedar Shakes vs Cedar Shingles

The choice between cedar shakes and cedar shingles will also impact the final cost of your cedar roof installation in Denver.

Cedar Shakes

Cedar shakes are split by hand which gives them a more rustic appearance.  Shakes are more expensive due to their hand cut nature.  They’re also more expensive to install.  Because they’re cut by hand, shakes are not uniform in size and shape and must be installed by a highly qualified professional to ensure there are no gaps or errors in the installation.

Cedar Shingles

Cedar shingles are factory cut to precisely the same size.  While they’re still more expensive than a standard asphalt cedar roof, cedar shingles are less expensive than their cedar shake counterparts.  Because of their uniform size and shape, cedar shingles are also easier and faster to install which will cut down on labor costs.

Other Factors that Impact Cedar Roof Installation Cost in Denver

In addition to the size of your roof and the specific cedar roofing system chosen, there are a few other factors your roofing contractor will consider when calculating the cost to install your new roof.

Roof Pitch

The pitch of your roof refers to how steep it is.  Roofers use a standardized pitch multiplier to calculate the affect the slope of the roof has on its surface area.  As a rule of thumb, the steeper a roof is, the larger its surface area gets.

Roof Height

The higher a home is the more expensive it will be to install a new roof on it.  If you’re looking to install a new cedar roof on a multi-story home, you can expect to pay more than someone who is installing the same roof on a single-story ranch.

Roof Complexity

The complexity of the roof will have an impact on the materials needed as well as the labor costs.  As a roof becomes more complex the installation becomes more difficult and time consuming.  There may be excess material waste due to odd cuts and your roofer may need to used specialized tools and equipment to get a good installation.  These can all cause your roof installation to become more expensive.

Does a new cedar roof sound like just what your Denver home needs?  Call Integrity Pro Roofing, today, to schedule a free estimate and discuss what we can do to give you the roof of your dreams.