Wood shakes replacement cost

2020 Calculator to estimate the cost to install wood shakes

Input parameters
Project details
Roof size in squares1
Number of floors2
Roof pitch3
Roof type4
Old roofing materials removal5
Additional elements on the roof6
# of vents
# of skylights
# of chimneys
# of vent pipes

Computed parameters
Estimated expenses
Labor cost7
Materials cost8
Total wood shakes replacement cost9
Cost to replace wood shakes per square10
Project duration
Average time to complete wood shakes replacement11

By default, wood shakes replacement cost calculator estimates cost of labor, materials expenses and average completion time to tear off existing wood shakes and install 30 squares of new cedar shakes on a simple medium slope gable roof of one story residential house. Homeowners can easily adjust input parameters and calculate total expenses bases on project size and work complexity.

1Roof size is an actual roof area in squares. One square = 100 square feet.

2Majority of residential houses with sloped roofs typically designed as one, two or three story homes. Depending on roof accessibility, installation of wood shakes on higher houses could be priced at much higher rates.

3Roof pitch defines how steep the roof is. Installation of roofing materials on roofs with high pitch will be more espensive compare to replacing wood shakes on low or medium-slope roofs.

4It is cheaper to install wood shakes or shingles on simple roof with no valleys, dormers or custom hexagonal elements on the roof. Multiple obstacles on the roof will slow down installation process and lead to number of man-hours to increase.

5Tearing off old wood shakes doesn’t include plywood or damaged wood replacement. All extra work will be priced separately.

6Wood shakes around ridge vents, skylights and chimneys have to be properly installed. Flashing around roof elements must prevent the water from going under the cedar shakes. Waterproofing around vents, skylights, chimneys and pipe boots installation will result in extra work leading to labor cost increase.

7Cost of labor is an average charge by a roofer to complete wood shakes replacement accounting roof dimensions, height of a house and overall difficulty of work.

8Cost of materials includes purchasing price of roofing underlayment, wood shakes, hip and ridge shakes, galvanized roofing nails and aluminum flashing. Cost of materials primary estimated based on average price of medium grade cedar shakes. Some lower grades wood shakes could be purchased 15% - 25% cheapes while other premium products could be 30% - 35% more expensive. Always take into account that waste factor of wood shakes greatly depends on roof design and style.

9Total cost to replace wood shakes is an actual amount homeowners should expect to pay in case roofing contractor will purchase and supply all necessary materials for completing roof repair project.

10Wood shakes replacement cost per square is an average expense to replace every 100 Sq. Ft. of roof area.

11Estimated time to replace cedar shakes is an average number of days necessary for an experienced roofing crew to complete roof replacement and clean the job site.

Wood shakes cost calculator is for a general purpose only. Every home improvement project is unique, and labor charges and fees might vary depending on work complexity. Only local roofer is able to price the work after analyzing its difficulty. In addition, roofing materials prices greatly vary, and accurate quote for the roof replacement project could be issued only after defining which wood shakes have to be installed and what additional supplies have to be purchased.