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Roof Repair Cost

How Much Does a Roof Repair Cost?

average costMedium: $100-$350high costHigh: $210-$1,000
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When a roof begins to leak, it may need to be replaced. However, on an otherwise sturdy roof, a repair of a small area may be all that is needed.

Typical costs:

  • Repairing a 10x10-foot square of asphalt shingles, considered one square of roofing, runs $100-$350 using a roofing company. Repairing a few missing or broken asphalt shingles through a handyman service runs $95-$127.
  • Reparing wooden shingles using a roofing company for a 10x10-foot square costs $210-$1,000. Repairing a couple of broken or missing shingles using a handyman can run $135-$175.
  • Homeowners can take care of individual broken or torn asphalt or wooden shingles, according to Better Homes and Gardens.
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What should be included:
  • Roof repair jobs should include the installation of new shingles, sealing with a roof cement product and cleanup of any old shingles and debris.
Additional costs:
  • Flashing is the metal or vinyl stripping that acts either as a sealed barrier between the roofing material and chimneys or skylights, or when the roof slopes into a valley where the flashing material helps water run off into a gutter system.
  • When the vinyl or metal flashing that seals the edge of a skylight to the roofing material tears or is pulled away from the skylight, a leak will appear and costs $300-$500 to repair.
  • Valley roof flashing, which is used anywhere on a roof where slopes create a valley where water drains off, runs $15-$25 per linear foot to repair.
  • Faulty flashing around a chimney is priced $200-$500.
  • Some roof repair companies offer senior citizen discounts of 10-30%.
Shopping for a roof repair:
  • While roofing companies generally handle larger jobs, some services will take on small repairs involving only a couple of shingles. These smaller jobs may also be tackled by the homeowner or a handyman.
  • The National Roofers Contractors Association offers an online locator for members across the country.
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Amount: $5,200.00
Posted by: S.R.C in Detroit, MI.Posted: October 9th, 2013 11:10AM
Roof Material: TileStories:
Contractor: Paul\'s Home Improvement
Company replaced half roof, chimney tuck port. Heavy rain a month later.Leaking around chimney, contacted Paul, was told someone would be out to fix it. That was six years ago. Reported them to BBB nothing came of it!!!
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Tile roof repair
Amount: $13,000.00
Posted by: a user in Orange, CA.Posted: January 12th, 2013 11:01AM
Contractor: Zazzara const & roofing
Removed 21 squares of cap sheet roofing, installed 5 ply hot mop roofing and 2 drains tuned up 100 squares of cap sheet roofing
20 year Mfg warranty done in 4 days
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Roof leakage...
Amount: $900.00
Posted by: Agent of record in Monrovia, CA.Posted: October 4th, 2012 05:10PM
Roof Material: Shingles sheet metal improperly installeStories: Roof redone in 2009
Contractor: Vince Koach
This guy is no good..he never called back when contacted after having roof leaked heavily along side of bay skylight window's living rooms. The only reason my husband hired him was because his wife employed by same company at my husbands office & he just barely pass his licensing..I cannot recommend him! I felt better when Douglas Cotey Roofing came in to evaluate the mess this guy created!rnThis will cost us additional $900 yaiiiips..rnBuyer beware of this problem of newly licensed person with possibly no experience and messing up your skylight with metal sheet. Not allowing for proper, will have to be redone!rnThere, I said my peace!
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Roof Replacement in San Antonio
Amount: $6,500.00
Posted by: Leslie Way in San Antonio, TX.Posted: February 21st, 2012 07:02AM
Roof Material: 30 yr. CompositionStories: 1
Contractor: Prime Seamless Gutters and Roofing
I called this company for a new Gutter. The contractor told me of a recent hail storm in my area, so he proceeded to look at my roof. I asked him for an estimate and ask how many squares were up on the roof and he told me, he would work directly with my insurance company and he didn't even measure my totaled roof.
The contractor had a lot of fancy forms loaded on his IPad, I was impressed and he asked me to sign his form so that he could talk directly with my adjustor, this made sense as I was real busy but I proceeded to tell him I would be getting estimates from other companies as my agent told me to do so.
Several days later, the adjustor came out the contractor met with him and I found out my roof was 30 sq. My husband asked how much his estimate was he said what ever the insurance is paying plus your deductible, paid to me.
This is where our meeting went sour...he told me I signed a contract.BEWARE of strong arm contractors, charging 30% whether you use him or not.
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Wrong Shingles
Amount: $6,000.00
Posted by: DJJ in Beavercreek, OH.Posted: December 5th, 2011 10:12AM
Contractor: Chateau
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Fix flashing on garage area
Amount: $600.00
Posted by: a user in thornhill, OH.Posted: June 14th, 2011 04:06PM
Roof Material: seal, metalStories: 1
Contractor: doctor flat
We had a leak between the garage and the rest of the house. The reason was the flashing was not making contact very well and it had to be fixed and resealed. Also the flashing above two bay windows needed to be resealed. One of the windows actually needed a piece of metal put on top. They also patched-resealed a few spots above the kitchen area.
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Roof Repair
Amount: $150.00
Posted by: Ed Hire in Maryville, TN.Posted: April 23rd, 2011 04:04AM
Roof Material: 3 tab shinglesStories: 1
Contractor: Doc Bassmasterson
Shingles were blown off after storm. Doc removed shingles in damaged area. He informed me that the previous roofer had not installed felt paper. Doc installed felt to affected area, Replaced damaged shingles with new ones. There was a spot on the ceiling that was stained from the water damage. Doc treated the stain. I thought he was cheaper than most and very professional. His number is 865-771-3637... Thanks Doc
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Repair a few shingles on roof
Amount: $100.00
Posted by: Mundo in Hope mills, NC.Posted: March 18th, 2011 08:03AM
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Roof Repair
Amount: $475.00
Posted by: JDB in McCracken, TN.Posted: December 30th, 2010 01:12PM
Roof Material: metalStories:
Contractor: High Plains Roofing
Needed to replace some flashing & shingles on the roof that had blown off.
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great roof repair
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: kee in edmond, OK.Posted: August 25th, 2010 07:08PM
Roof Material: shinglesStories: 2
Contractor: superior exterior
no out of pocket cost to me they did everything at the expense of my insurance they even covered my deductible. They even got a second adjuster to come out and look when my original adjuster said nothing was damaged. It was such a relief to have some one i could trust.
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roof repair
Amount: $150.00
Posted by: Janet Johnson in Oklahoma city, OK.Posted: July 18th, 2010 03:07PM
Roof Material: shinglesStories: two
Contractor: A to Z (Chad)
After the recent weather that came through Oklahoma City in June of 2010 I was having a horrible leak. I called A to Z and spoke with Chad and he was fixing the leak later that day, he told me that a chimney was not properly flashed, and after being taken advantage of by another contractor that had put the roof on two years before I was glad to see some professionalism, in a roof that stood by his word. Since then the roof has not leaked and a few days after the repair Chad called me back to make sure I was completely satisfied. Thanks Chad (615) 347-0838.
Warm and dry
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Roofing & Gutters
Amount: $11,550.00
Posted by: Jacob Bahman in Worcester, MA.Posted: June 18th, 2010 07:06PM
Roof Material: Asphalt 30 Years ArchStories: 3
Contractor: Bill Chappell
I recently had my roof done by a professional company in Worcester from Massroof @ 774 279 6051, Bill had my thirty three square roof done in one and 1/2 days. The quality and unique satisfaction of this roofing company was superior. We had gutters and heat cable installed as well. Thank you Bill
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roof repair
Amount: $80.00
Posted by: no email in ontario, CA.Posted: February 9th, 2010 03:02PM
Roof Material: shinglesStories: 1
Contractor: called someone from craigslist
repaired roof leakes in the garage area. roofer told me that this will give me time (about a few months) before i replaced the whole roof.

originally charged me $100 then I bargained to $80.
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norbert torres
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: jeff malespina in norfolk, VA.Posted: February 6th, 2010 04:02AM
Roof Material: shinglesStories: 1
Contractor: norbert torres
emily young of woodland nc stated that she had a roof replacement done bt norbert torres and she states he saved her 3000.00 on her roof, the reason he can do jobs for less is because he hires men off craigslist in the area ne is working and promises men 150.00 per day, when the job is done he will tell you I will mail you A check, I worked for him for 3 days and he sent me A check for 140.00, he is A scam and a thief and if i ever come across him again xxxxxxxx
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Roofing cost per square
Amount: $300.00
Posted by: All Around in Every Where USA, IL.Posted: September 4th, 2009 01:09PM
Contractor: Licensed Roofer
The prices in this place are prehistoric! A Licensed Roofing contractor gets way more than 350 per square. You have to consider a few factors to. How many layers of old shingles need to be removed, remember each layer = 1 whole roof! What kind of shingle is to be applied 15 year, 30year, 3 tab shingles, architectual shingles, metal shingles?
What is the pitch of the roof? What is the height of the roof? All these factors can add up to more money. Yes you can get a hack with no license and uses illegal aliens who get paid next to nothing for their labor, but when your roof leaks or the shingle start to blow off due to there incompetence, good luck trying to get the warranty to hold up! The first thing they will ask for is the contractor who applied the roof and the license number of the contractor! If you don't have it then your warranty is void!
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Chimney re-flash
Amount: $650.00
Posted by: Patrick in Springfield, IL.Posted: July 26th, 2009 09:07AM
Roof Material: <10 yr shinglesStories: 1
Contractor: TopItAll Roofing
Charged $650 to fix a leak at the chimney base, and redo the seals or something around the exhaust for my furnaces and stuff.
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roof Replacement
Amount: $4,650.00
Posted by: Emily Young in woodland, NC.Posted: May 17th, 2009 04:05PM
Roof Material: 30 year shinglesStories:
Contractor: Norbert Torres Home Improvements
I was in need of a new roof. I live in a small town near the virginia state line. i had several contractors come by and give me outrages estimates for my 30 sq. home. Neeless to say i gave this comapany a call and they save me near $3000 and with 30 yr shingles.
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Roof repails
Amount: $350.00
Posted by: homeownner bronwsville tx in Brownsville, TX.Posted: July 25th, 2008 08:07AM
Roof Material: asphalt shinglesStories:
Contractor: Handyman
Replaced shingles (about 30 strips) after Hurricane Dolly, had to remove fan and work around plumbing vents and corners, money well spent as I get vertigo and high risk of taking a plunge, $350 included material and labor (used Handyman)
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Roof repairs
Amount: $300.00
Posted by: a user in Kansas City, KS.Posted: July 18th, 2008 04:07AM
You guy are pretty far off with most of your costs. Not mention the 35% shingle increase in the past two months and gas costs rising.
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SkyLight installation
Amount: $400.00
Posted by: Homeowner in California, CA.Posted: July 23rd, 2007 09:07PM
Roofer installed my Velux Skylight ($800) into my roof. Cut 1 Support beam and framed the opening. Replaced all shingles around the skylight.

No inside finishing work though. Just a sealed skylight installation.
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