Slate Roof Costs

Slate roof cost vary considerably, ranging from $23 to $38 per square ft. for materials and installation. These roof replacement costs are on the high end due to the expensive nature of this material and the often high end contractors who charge a premium for their services.

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“The better grade slate you buy, the longer your roofing should last. This is where homeowners have to balance initial price with long term cost. For a 1500 sq. ft. home, you can expect to spend between $34,500 and $52,500 for both materials and installation.”

Slate Roof Cost (Materials Only)

There are 3 basic grades of tiles; S-1, S-2 and S-3. S-1 should last over 70 years, S-2 should last between 40 and 70 years and S-3 should last between 20 and 40 years.

Entry To Mid Range Pricing: $20.00 to $25.00 per sq. ft.
Homeowners can expect to pay $2,000 to $2,500 per square for material alone.

Mid To High End Pricing: $25.00 to $30.00 per sq. ft.
Homeowners can expect to pay $2,500 to $3,000 per square for material alone.


Installation & Slate Roofing Cost

Install Pricing: $3.00 to $8.00 psf

Expect slate roofing cost for installation to be in the range of $3.00 – $8.00 per square foot. This equates to $300 to $800 per square. This price is based on the size of the roof, the slope, installation pattern, whether extensive framing/structural work is needed or if the existing roofing material must come off.

Total Costs

 
Entry To Mid Range Pricing: $23.00 to $30.00 per sq. ft.
Homeowners can expect to pay $2,300 to $3,000 per square installed.

Mid To High End Pricing: $30.00 to $38.00 per sq. ft.
Homeowners can expect to pay $3,000 to $3,800 per square installed.

Expect to pay $23 to $38 per square foot for material and installation. Smaller jobs (1200 sq ft or under) tend to be more expensive per square foot, while larger jobs (above 1800 square feet) tend to be less expensive per square.

Price On A 1500 Square Foot Home

 
Entry To Mid Level Pricing On A 1500 Sq Ft. Home
Homeowners can expect to pay between $34,500 and $45,750 for 15 squares.

Mid To High End Pricing On A 1500 Sq Ft. Home
Homeowners can expect to pay between $45,750 and $57,000 for 15 squares.