Built Up Roof Cost

Built up roof cost will run from $2.75 to $5.75 psf installed. These roof replacement costs are on the low end because the material cost and the relative ease of installation (although they are a pretty messy endeavor for roofers). For homeowners considering reroofing over a built up roof they should know that this can be an expensive tear off.

“Homeowners who opt for a built up roof on 15 squares will spend anywhere from $4,125 to $8,625 on the installation and the materials. These roofs are not often installed anymore due to advances in materials and roofing techniques.”

Built Up Roof Cost (Materials Only)

Entry To Mid Grade: $0.75 – $1.25 psf
Material will be priced between $75 & $125 per square (1 square is equal to 100 square feet). Entry to mid grade material will typically consist of 3 or 4-ply tar paper. Homeowners can expect this roofing to last between 10 and 20 years.

Mid Grade To Premium Options: $1.25 – $1.75 psf
Material will be priced between $125 & $175 per square. Mid grade to premium material will typically consist of 4 or 5-ply tar paper. Homeowners can expect this roofing to last between 20 and 25 years.


Built Up Roof Cost

Install Pricing: $2.00 – $4.00 psf

Roofers will usually charge in the range of $2.00 to $4.00 per sq. ft. for installation. Most roofers charge by the square, which would equal $200 to $400 per square. The install cost will vary according to many factors, including the project size, roof steepness, number of obstacles on the roof, etc.

Total Per Square Pricing

Entry To Mid Grade: $2.75 – $4.25 per sq. ft.
Materials and install will carry a per square price tag of $275 to $425.

Mid Grade To Premium Options: $4.25 – $5.75 per sq. ft.
Materials and install will carry a per square price tag of $425 to $575 per square.

1500 Square Feet Sample Prices

Entry To Mid Grade: $4,125 – $6,375
15 installed squares of this roofing option will cost between $4,125 and $6,375.

Mid Grade To Premium Options: $6,375 – $8,625
15 installed squares of this roofing option will cost between $6,375 and $8,625.