Slate roofs are a timeless and undeniably beautiful roofing system – they also come with an undeniably massive price tag. Because of that, many people who are in love with the look of slate but can’t or don’t want to pay for it are turning to composite, or synthetic slate, roofs.  

Average Cost for a New Composite Roof in Billings

While composite roofs are far less expensive than natural slate, they’re still a luxury roofing system with a price to match. You can typically expect to pay between $27,600 and $41,400 to install a synthetic slate roof in Billings which comes out to around $12.00 to $18.00 per square foot. 

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Roof Size and Installation Cost

The cost to install your new composite roof in Billings will depend greatly on the size of your roof. A trusted Billings roofing contractor like Kirkness Roofing will take the time to take precise measurements to give you the most accurate estimate possible. In the meantime, you can use the footprint of your home to get a general idea of the size of your roof. 

  • 1000 square foot roof: $12,000 to $18,000
  • 1500 square foot roof: $18,000 to $27,000
  • 2000 square foot roof: $24,000 to $36,000
  • 2500 square foot roof: $30,000 to $45,000
  • 3000 square foot roof: $36,000 to $54,000
  • 3500 square foot roof: $42,000 to $63,000

Other Important Factors That Will Impact Roof Repair Cost in Billings

While the size of your roof will be the most important factor in determining the cost to install a new synthetic roof on your home, there are a few other factors that will be very important as well. 

Roof Pitch

The pitch of a roof refers to how steep the roof is. Roofers measure pitch as the distance a roof travels vertically (x) over a twelve-inch horizontal span. The pitch is referred to as x/12, and each pitch has an industry standard pitch multiplier that corresponds to it. This multiplier is used by roofing professionals to calculate how the slope of the roof impacts its overall surface area. Generally, as a roof gets steeper its surface area will get larger.  

Roof Complexity 

The more complex a roof is the more it will cost to install a new roof. Roofs that have multiple hips and gables as well as dormers, skylights, chimneys, and vents will typically be more expensive to install because they will take more man hours and skill to navigate these various complexities.  

Roof Height

The height of the roof plays a fairly simple role in the cost of installing a new synthetic slate roof. As a general rule the taller a building is the more expensive it will be to install a new roof on the property – this is true for all roofing systems, not just composite.  

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Labor Costs

Labor costs are affected by all of the previous factors – which makes sense because labor costs make up around 40% to 60% of the total cost to install a new synthetic slate roof in Billings. The cost of labor can be broken out very simply into three factors: 

  1. The number of technicians required to install the roof
  2. The number of hours required to install the roof
  3. The cost per hour for each technician

These three variables will depend greatly on the other factors mentioned from the size and height of the roof to the pitch and complexity. 

Have you been considering a composite roof for your Billings home? Kirkness Roofing is your leading synthetic slate roof expert. Call us, today, to schedule your free estimate and discuss your options!