As an experienced licensed home improvement contractor, I know first hand what it should cost for various levels — from Basic, Better, and of course the best. This Slate Roof cost estimator will provide you with up to date pricing for your area. Simply enter your zip code and the square footage, next click update and you will see a breakdown on what it should cost to have a Slate Roof installed onto your home
|Slate Roof costs||Zip Code||Sq. ft.|
|Slate Roof – Material Prices||$165.00 – $175.00||$190.00 – $210.00||$220.00 – $250.00|
|Slate Roof – Installation Cost||$220.00 – $240.00||$265.00 – $280.00||$300.00 – $340.00|
|Slate Roof – Total||$385.00 – $415.00||$455.00 – $490.00||$520.00 – $590.00|
|Slate Roof – Total Average Cost per square foot||$4.00||$4.72||$5.55|
- Cost can add up quickly, especially if you’re a novice and have never attempted a Slate Roof installation before. I would strongly recommend you hire a licensed and Insured Slate Roof contractor to perform the installation for you.
- Be sure to have a copy of the Slate Roof Manufacturer’s recommended installation requirements before starting, to make sure your project doesn’t end up costing you more money in the long-run.
Slate Roof – Pricing and Installation Cost Checklist
- Get at least 3-5 estimates before hiring a Slate Roof contractor — estimates are typically free, unless it’s a service call for a repair.
- Expect the Slate Roof prices to fluctuate between various companies – each and every company have different operation expenses and over-head.
- Try to get prices in late Fall, early winter – you should expect aggressive pricing discounts by waiting for a contractor’s down season.
- Try to budget and additional 7-15% more on top of what our calculator gives out – I.e; difficult configurations, patterns, hips, valleys, dormers, curbs, ventilation, etc. The additional complexity of your roof will add to the Slate Roof costs.
- Visit every supply house that sell your particular brand of Slate Roof and try to negotiate a better price with each supplier – I save on average 20%.
- Remember, there are multiple styled homes in the U.S – from: Contemporary, colonial, cape-cod style, ranch, bungalow, victorian, etc. So keep that in mind and try to budget a little more, before starting your Slate Roof project.