Cedar Shake Roof Costs

Cedar shake roof costs range from $5.50 to $9.00 psf for installation and materials. This is more expensive than the price of asphalt shingles but less expensive than the cost of metal roofing. Explore the breakdown of material and installation prices for this roofing option.

“An average cedar shake roof (1500 square feet) will price out somewhere between $8,250 and $13,500 installed.”

Cedar Shake Roof Cost (Materials Only)

Low To Mid Range Pricing: $3.50 to $4.25 psf
Homeowners can expect shake roofing to run $350 to $425 per square on the materials alone.

Mid To High End Pricing: $4.25 to $5.00 psf
Homeowners can expect shake roofing to run $425 to $500 per square on the materials alone.


Cedar Shake Roof Costs

Installation: $2.00 to $4.00 psf

The installation price will run anywhere from $2.00 to $4.00 per sq. ft. – so for each square of roofing, a homeowner can expect to pay $200 to $400. Roofing contractor bids are dependent on many factors — including the overall size of the job, the pitch of the roof, how difficult the tear out for the existing material, the number of levels, whether there are dormers or valleys that requires repairs before the new roofing is installed.

Total Project Price

Low To Mid Range: $5.50 to $7.25 psf
Consumers will spend between $550 and $725 per square on both the installation and the materials.

Mid To High End: $7.25 to $9.00 psf
Consumers will spend between $725 to $900 per square on both the installation and the materials.

Sample Pricing On 15 Squares

Low To Mid Range: $8,250 – $10,875
Homeowners can expect to pay somewhere between $8,250 and $10,875 for 15 squares installed.

Mid To High End: $10,875 – $13,500
Homeowners can expect to pay somewhere between $10,875 and $13,500 for 15 squares installed.