Roofing Felt Prices & Costs

Roofing felt prices range from $2.20 – $4.50 psf for materials and labor. Roofing felt is also known as tar paper and is the material that lays between your wood sheathing and whatever material you have on the outside of your roof (shingles, metal etc,) Roofing felt is typically purchase in large rolls (often 100 sq ft) and often 36″ wide.

“Roof felt is simply one step in the roof installation process. It is relatively easy to roll out and install, but the installation prices we are estimating are for the entire project.”

Roofing Felt Prices (Materials Only)

Low To Mid Range Felt Roofing Costs: $0.20 to $0.35 per sq. ft.
Expect to pay between $0.20 and $0.35 psf for the material itself. This equates to $20 to $35 per square.

Mid Range To High End Roofing Felt Cost: $0.35 to $0.50 per sq. ft.
Expect to pay between $0.35 and $0.50 psf for the material itself. This equates to $35 to $50 per square.


Install Cost Of Felt Roofing

Install Price: $2.00 – $4.00 psf

Expect to pay $2.00 – $4.00 each sq. ft. for installation. This range is the same pricing estimate for roof shingle installation. Roof felt is simply one step in the roof installation process. It is relatively easy to roll out and install, but the installation prices we are estimating are for the entire project.

Total Roofing Felt Prices

Low To Mid Range: $2.20 to $3.35 each sq. ft.
Expect to pay between $2.20 and $3.35 psf for materials and labor. This equates to $220 to $335 per square.

Mid Range To High End Roofing Felt Cost: $3.35 to $4.50 each sq. ft.
Expect to pay between $3.35 and $4.50 psf for materials and labor. This equates to $335 to $450 per square.

Additional Cost Factors

How professional and knowledgeable your contractor or roofer.

Type of roof. The more slope, the more expensive. The larger the roof, the lower the per square foot pricing.

What season you start and end your project. During summer or peak season, rates are higher. Winter and off peak season, the rates are generally lower

How easy or difficult the removal of the existing roof.

How many obstacles exist on the roof that the roofers have to work around.

Whether their is framing or structural work that needs to be done before the new roofing material is applied.