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The average residential Dallas roof replacement costs between $8,000 and $15,000. It costs 15-25% more to replace a Dallas roof than the average Texas roof replacement.

Dallas roof repair is more expensive than most of Texas due to 4 key factors:

  1. Dallas Weather. North Texas weather increases the risk of residential roof damage.
  2. Roof Pitch and Design. The specific style of each roof determines the difficulty of repairs.
  3. Roofing Materials. Dallas homeowners opt for protective treatments like ice and water shields.
  4. Labor. Roofing labor is more expensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area than most of Texas due to the high demand for roofing.

HOMR's research team asked our members to submit their top questions about roof repair. It turns out they're the same questions we have about our own roofs:

Why does Dallas weather cause so many roofing issues? What can a Dallas area homeowner do to save money on roof repair costs? What proactive steps can you take to prevent roof damage and save money over time? 

One of the perks of being a 24/7 home management service is our access to the best service providers in Dallas. We reached out to Scott Exteriors to supplement our research. They're one of the most trusted roof replacement companies in Dallas, with their primary office in Lake Highlands. Their team gave us a wealth of great information about roof replacement services and current Dallas roofing trends.

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Last year, HOMR handled 49 residential roofing projects for our members. These jobs included:

  • New roof replacement projects from start to finish
  • Shingle and roof repair from tree and hail damage
  • Roof repair to address leaks from storm damage
  • Routine maintenance and inspection of roof shingles and materials

We’ve done every aspect of the residential roofing process. We researched Dallas roof repair companies and compared their reviews, prices and service offerings. We then scheduled, booked, and followed each project through its completion.

As a result, our team spent hundreds of hours researching residential roofing services from North Dallas to Fort Worth. We collected a lot of interesting data — here's some of what we learned:

  • The average roof replacement cost in Dallas is $8,000 - $15,000. That’s 18-25% higher than the rest of Texas.
  • To replace a roof in the rest of Texas runs between $6,500 and $12,000.
  • Homeowners should check their roofs every year, or every other year with a Dallas roofing company to see if there’s:
    - Extreme heat and hail damage to asphalt shingles
    - Extreme heat warping metal roof material
  • Structural damage to concrete or clay roofs
  • Dallas homeowners start seeing wear on their shingles about halfway through their rated lifespan.

The data we collected helped us identify the main culprits that increase roof replacement cost.

The 4 Drivers of Dallas Roof Replacement Cost

The cost of your Dallas roof repair or replacement is determined by 4 primary factors:

  1. Dallas Weather
  2. Roof Pitch and Design
  3. Roofing Materials
  4. Labor

Let's look at each of these roof repair cost factors in detail.

Dallas Weather Increases Your Roof Damage Risk

Dallas weather puts roofing systems through incredible amounts of stress. North Texas roofs endure weeks of 100-degree weather at a time. This extreme heat makes your roofing material expand and contract — a nightmare for metal roofs and hip roofs in particular. Prolonged exposure to this heat can actually melt asphalt shingles.

Just when your roof is done absorbing the heat, the hail storms strike. Forget Alaska and the Northeast — Texas is the number one state in the US for major hail events. Texas averages a whopping 507 hail events per year.

Hail does massive damage to roofing systems. It dents and damages metal roofing. It tears into shingle roof materials. It's why Scott Exteriors recommends installing an ice and water shield as part of your roofing system.

An ice and water shield is a second membrane installed underneath your shingles. It acts as added protection if shingles are blown off. The shield seals around nails and decking. An ice and water shield also helps your home gutter system direct the flow off water off your roof and away from your foundation. Scott Exteriors utilizes this shield in all their installations and repairs.

DID YOU KNOW? You only have 365 days after hail damage to submit an insurance claim. If your Dallas roof sustains hail damage, contact us immediately to schedule a roof inspection and assessment.

TLDR: Dallas residents are at a higher risk of roof damage than most of America. It's crucial to hire a local roofing company that offers specific protection strategies to deal with North Texas weather patterns.

Roof Pitch and Design

Your roof's slope, shape, and complexity influences the cost of roof repair and replacement. 

A pitched roof requires more labor and specialized equipment, which increases costs. Complex roof designs with multiple valleys, dormers, and intricate angles are more difficult to repair as well.

These are the most common roof designs in Dallas. We've ranked them in order of average repair costs — from least costly to most costly.

1. Gable roof: Due to its simple design and easy installation, the gable roof is usually the least expensive option.

2. Hip roof: While more complex than a gable roof, a hip roof's increased stability can make it a cost-effective choice, though it may require more materials and labor.

3. Flat roof: Although typically more common in modern architecture, flat roofs can be relatively affordable because of their simple design. However, the specific materials used and maintenance requirements can add to the cost.

4. Gambrel roof: The gambrel roof's unique design might make it more expensive than simpler options due to the need for additional materials and labor for proper installation.

5. Mansard roof: Often the most expensive option, the complex design requires more materials and specialized labor for installation, driving up the overall cost.

Roofing Materials

Just like roof designs, different roofing materials have their pros and cons. There's one primary question when it comes to the overall cost of roof materials — would you rather pay for materials upfront, or potentially pay more for replacement and repair over time?

Here's a handy graphic of Dallas roofing material costs, updated for 2023:

A breakdown of average costs for roof materials from least to most expensive

Asphalt shingles are the most cost-effective option. They're the cheapest to buy and cheapest to install. However, you're going to replace them more frequently due to the extreme heat and all the hail we get in Dallas.

Concrete and clay tiles are more durable and require less maintenance and repair. However, you'll pay 3 to 10 times more for a tile roof than an asphalt shingle roof.

Dallas Roofing Labor Costs

Dallas area roofing labor costs are below the national average, but second-highest in Texas (after Houston).

Homeowners must also include permit fees in Dallas roof replacement labor estimates. Check with Dallas City Hall before performing roof repair — permits are mandatory, and some replacement jobs require a full building inspection.

We've talked a lot about what drives the cost of Dallas roof replacement and repair. Now, how about we discuss some ways to save money?

DIY Roof Maintenance In Dallas

We discussed ways to safely inspect your roof with Doug Moon, a roofer with Scott Exteriors. He overviewed some tell-tale signs most homeowners can observe on their roofs. 

DIY Dallas Roof Inspection

When inspecting your roof, always prioritize safety; use a sturdy ladder, wear non-slip shoes, and avoid walking on the roof if it's wet or slippery. If you have any safety concerns about getting on your roof - just call us, our partners provide free inspections.

You can inspect your roof for signs of excessive wear. Here are 5 warning signs to watch out for:

  • Smooth gray areas where granules are missing. If you spot these, it's time to have your roof checked by a professional.
  • Silver lines along the edges of the shingles. These can signal wear and tear.
  • Black marks that resemble potholes, also known as heat blisters, indicate that the shingles have been damaged by heat.
  • Signs of squirrel damage, as they can chew on corners and weak spots on your roof, leading to further deterioration.
  • Rust or peeling on the shingles, which can be a sign that the protective layer is compromised and may need replacement.

If you find any of these signs of roof damage, reach out to a professional immediately.

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These 6 Actions Will Void Your Warranty

There are a few everyday home repair tasks that can actually void the warranty on your roof and shingles. Some of them are pretty surprising!

The following actions can void your residential roof warranty or shingle warranty:

  • Power washing your roof, shingles and gutters
  • Operating a nail gun or any other pressurized power tools on your roof
    - Seriously! Look up “Improper fastener placement - roof warranty”
  • Conducting extensive DIY shingle repair
  • Painting your roofing shingles
  • Drilling new holes in your roof
  • Layering 2 different roofing material types or brands

Avoid These DIY Safety Risks

There are certain roof repair jobs that most homeowners shouldn't attempt themselves. The following tasks should only be handled by a professional who specializes in roof repair services, or homeowners with professional roof repair experience:

  • Repairing any level of structural damage
  • Repairing any water damage
  • Handling metal roof materials during extreme heat conditions
  • Scaling a ladder around trees, hail or ice damage

Scott Exteriors recommends that Dallas homeowners get their roofs checked by a professional every 1-2 years to inspect for ice, heat and tree damage. We like that Scott Exteriors offers a 5-year workmanship warranty — most competing services offer a 1-2 year warranty on their services.

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Conclusion

We love living and working in Dallas. That means we have to accept the reality that Dallas roof maintenance can be challenging. We take pride in giving our fellow Dallas homeowners the tools to keep roof replacement costs down.

HOMR's 24/7 home management service makes every part of roof maintenance simple. We research industry trends to find the best service providers and roofing materials. We present multiple estimates and competitive pricing options. 

We help you build the ideal roadmap for residential roof repair and inspection at a great price — then, we manage all the work for you. 

The right roofing service for your family is only $9/month away. Get started today.

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