Ashburn, VA

How Much Does It Cost To Repair A Roof?

$200 – $800 Minor to Moderate Repairs
$1,000 – $3,000 Extensive Damage

Roof repair costs $300 to $1,400 on average. Roof leak repair costs $500 to $1,200 on average to seal the leak and replace shingles. Roof shingle repair costs $100 to $300 to fix missing shingles or $350 to $1,000 to replace shingles in a 10'x10' area. Roof flashing repair costs $200 to $500.

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Reviewed on August 26, 2020, by Tom Grupa and 8 Expert Roofing Contractors on HomeGuide.

Roof Repair Cost

Minor roof repairs cost $150 to $400 to fix shingles, flashing, or patch small leaks. Moderate repairs cost $400 to $1,000 to replace flashing, valleys, shingles in a 10'x10' area, or leaks with water damage. Extensive damage costs $1,000 to $3,000 to fix a sagging roof or leaks with structure repair.

Roof Repair Cost - Chart

Roof Repair Cost
Damage Average Cost Typical Repairs
Minor $150 – $400
  • Minor leak or flashing repair
  • Replace missing shingles
  • Small caulking and sealing jobs
  • Vent boot repair
Moderate $400 – $1,000
  • Replacing shingles in one 10'x10' area
  • Flashing or valley replacement
  • Felt or decking repair
  • Fix leaks with minor water damage
  • Truss or rafter repair
Extensive $1,000 – $3,000
  • Replacing shingles in multiple 10'x10' areas
  • Major leaks with structural repair and water damage
  • Major flashing replacement
  • Felt or decking replacement
  • Sagging roof
  • A roof inspection costs $150 to $350 and should be scheduled annually or at the first sign of a leak or cracked, curled, or missing shingles.
  • Most roofing contractors charge a $150 to $300 minimum service fee.
  • For repairs costing more than $3,000 or affecting more than 25% of the roof, replacing the entire roof is recommended. Roof replacement costs $5,000 to $11,000 on average.
  • Most roof repairs take 1 to 2 business days.
  • Roof repairs are dangerous and are not DIY projects.

Roof Repair Cost Estimator

The cost to repair a roof depends on the age, type, size, height, pitch, materials, job complexity, and severity of the damage. A licensed roofer provides an accurate estimate after inspecting the roof.

Roof Repair Cost Estimates
Repair Average Cost
Leak Repair $300 – $1,000
Blown Off / Missing Shingles $100 – $300
Full Tear-off and Re-Shingle (Per 100 SF) $350 – $1,000
Flashing Repair $150 – $500
Drip Edge Flashing $325 – $1,200
Underlayment / Felt Repair (Per 100 SF) $300 – $1,400
Water Damage or Structural Repair $500 – $3,000
Truss / Rafter Repair $500 – $1,000
Roof Deck Repair (Per 100 SF) $300 – $600
Replacing Wet Insulation (Per 100 SF) $200 – $300
Sagging Roof Repair $800 – $2,500
Valley Replacement $200 – $850
Vent Boot Repair $75 – $150
Vent Replacement $150 – $750
Vent Pipe Flashing $200 – $500
Ceiling Water Damage Repair $400 – $1,500
Chimney Cricket Repair $700 – $1,300

Roof Leak Repair Cost

Roof leak repair costs $150 to $500 for minor sealing or $500 to $1,200 on average to fix the leak, replace shingles, and seal. Extensive roof leaks with structural damages cost $1,200 to $3,000 to fix and include repairing water-damaged rafters and roofing.

Roof Leak Repair Cost - Chart

Roof Leak Repair Cost
Leak Size Average Cost Repairs
Small $150 – $500
  • Sealant applied to small cracks or loose roofing
  • No water-damaged roofing
  • Minor repairs in one roofer trip
Average $500 – $1,200
  • Multiple leaks
  • Shingle replacements and sealing
  • Multiple roofer visits
Large $1,200 – $3,000
  • Multiple leaks with extensive damage
  • Includes repairing water-damaged rafters and roofing
  • Multiple roofer visits

*Repairing older roofs costs more and requires replacing larger sections.

Multiple roofer visits increase costs and may be necessary when leaks are coming from multiple locations that each need proper sealing. Roof leaks also may be from heavy condensation coming from water heater pipes or air conditioner ductwork. Leaks that go unrepaired eventually cause structural issues.

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Roof Structure & Water Damage Repair Cost

Roof structure repair costs $500 to $3,000, depending on the severity. Repairing roof structure and water damage may require fixing trusses and replacing decking, underlayment, insulation, and shingles. A roof replacement is the best option if more than 25% of the roof is damaged.

Roof Structure & Water Damage Repair Cost
Repair Average Cost
Fix Broken Truss $500 – $1,000
Replace Roof Decking (Per 100 SF) $300 – $600
Roof Underlayment (Per 100 SF) $50 – $200
Replacing Wet Insulation (Per 100 SF) $200 – $300
Repair / Rebuild Roof Cricket $700 – $1,300
Internal Ceiling Leak Repair $400 – $1,500
Replace Rafters, Collar Ties, Decking, and Roofing $7,000 – $10,000

*Asphalt shingle replacement adds $350 to $1,000 per 100 square feet when repairs require removal and replacement of roofing to access deeper layers.

  • Structural issues occur from severe water damage, improper construction, extreme weather, termites, or aging.
  • Ceiling leak repair costs $400 to $1,500 to fix water damage from the roof internally.

Roof Shingle Repair Cost

Roof shingle repair costs $200 to $600 on average for replacing a few missing or broken asphalt shingles, or roofing over up to 100 SF. Fixing roof shingles costs $350 to $1,000 per square (100 SF) for a full tear-off and replacement.

Roof Shingle Repair Cost - Chart

Roof Shingle Repair Cost
Repair Average Cost
Broken or Missing (3 to 25 Shingles) $100 – $300
Roof-Over (Per 100 SF) $300 – $600
Full Tear-off and Re-Shingle (Per 100 SF) $350 – $1,000

*A minimum call-out fee of $150 to $300 applies for most repairs.

Contractor Fixing Blown Off and Missing Roof Shingles

Roof Flashing Repair Cost

Roof flashing repair costs $200 to $500 on average for skylights, chimneys, and vents. Completely replacing the flashing costs $400 to $1,000, which includes resealing and replacing the surrounding shingles. Flashing is often metal and repels water away from roof joints and fixtures.

Roof Flashing Repair Cost - Chart

Roof Flashing Repair Cost
Type Average Cost
Skylight $150 – $500
Chimney $200 – $500
Roof Vent Pipe $200 – $500
Roof Valley $200 – $850
Drip Edges $325 – $1,200
  • Skylight – Skylight flashing repair costs $150 to $500, while replacing the whole skylight unit is $800 to $1,500.
  • ChimneyChimney repair costs $200 to $500 to repair flashing, while replacing flashing costs $300 to $1,500, depending on the chimney size and type.
  • Vent Pipe – Roof vent pipe flashing repairs cost $200 to $500, including re-sealing pipe caps. Pipe flashing prevents leaks at the joint where the pipe meets the roofing surface.
  • Drip Edge – Replacing drip edge flashing costs $1 to $2 per linear foot. The drip edge prevents water from going underneath the shingles at the roof's edge and rotting the fascia, soffit, or roof decking.

Roof Vent Repair Cost

A roof vent boot repair costs $75 to $150 on a standard slope roof. A complete roof vent replacement costs $150 to $750 or between $2 and $15 per linear foot, depending on the size, type (eave, ridge, penetration, fan), and if it's exposed or covered by shingles.

Roof Vent Repair Cost - Chart

Roof Vent Repair Cost
Type Average Cost
Vent Boot Repair $75 – $150
Vent Replacement $150 – $750
Vent Pipe Flashing $200 – $500+

*A minimum call-out fee of $150 to $300 applies for most repairs. Extra costs may apply for replacing damaged shingles around the vent.

A detachable plastic, metal, or rubber vent boot seals the vent pipe to prevent a leaking roof, water stains, moisture damage.

Roof Valley Replacement Cost

Roof valley replacement costs $200 to $850, depending on the length, slope of the roof, type (open or closed), and the number of shingles replaced. Repairing roof valleys requires removing nearby shingles, replacing flashing, install new shingles, and re-sealing.

Roof Valley Replacement Cost - Chart

Roof Valley Replacement Cost
Type Average Cost
Closed Valley With Asphalt Shingles $200 – $600
Open Valley With Metal Flashing $200 – $850

*Costs based on an average 10 to 12 square foot valley. Prices increase for more expensive roofing materials or two layers of underlayment.

  • Roof valleys are angled intersections that channel water down to the gutters, which are prone to leaks.
  • Closed valleys have a continuous layer of shingles with an ice and water shield lining below.
  • Open valleys have a stronger, metal strip lining that requires additional sealant.

Roof Felt Repair Cost

Roof felt repair costs $300 to $1,400 for replacing up to 100 SF of underlayment, including new flashing and removing and reinstalling roofing. Repairing the felt only costs $50 to $200 per 100 square feet for materials and labor, plus removing the old roofing to access the underlayment.

Roof Felt Repair Cost - Chart

Roof Felt Repair Cost
Material Average Cost Per Square (100 SF)
Asphalt $300 – $1,200
Tiles $650 – $1,400

*Includes removing the old roofing and felt, installing one layer of underlayment, and installing new asphalt shingles or reinstalling the same tiles.

  • Costs depend on the roof size, type, design, and underlayment material.
  • Underlayment is a water-resistant barrier that protects the roof when tiles or shingles blow off. Roofing felt lasts 15 to 30 years, and leaks occur when worn out.
  • Beware of contractors who say underlayment is unnecessary. The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends underlayment for all roof types.
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Sagging Roof Repair Cost

Sagging roof repair costs $800 to $2,500 on average to replace sections of roof decking and shingles up to 100 square feet. Fixing minor sagging roofs may only require additional support like rafter ties. Severe cases may require a full roof replacement and replacing rotted rafters.

Sagging Roof Repair Cost - Chart

Cost To Fix Sagging Roof
Condition Average Cost Includes
Minor $250 – $800
  • Replacing small sections of roof decking and shingles
  • Installing additional support like rafter ties
  • Removing pests
Average $800 – $2,500
  • Replacing sections of roof decking and shingles up to 100 square feet
  • Installing additional support for rafters
Extensive $3,000 – $8,000+
  • Replacing rotted rafters
  • Adding a new structural ridge beam or rafter ties
  • Installing a completely new roof

Sagging roofs are dangerous and require an inspection and design plan from a structural engineer that costs $300 to $1,000. Higher costs apply for sizing a beam replacement.

Common causes for sagging roofs:

  • Excess Weight – Snow, ice, debris, or multiple layers of shingles stress the roof structure.
  • Water Damage – Moisture weakens the roof and causes beams to rot.
  • Pests – Termites in the roof deck, rafters, or sheathing weaken the supports.
  • Old Age – Wear and tear of the roof sheathing or rafters have shifted out of place.
  • Improper Installation – Wrong-sized rafters and beams or improper installation causes structural failures.
  • Improper Ductwork – Contractors who remove too much of a home’s framing structure when installing ductwork can cause rafter damages and sagging.
  • Structure Damage – Load-bearing walls with structural problems cause sagging in the area above the wall. Houses without significant issues that have simply settled may only need a few shingles to hide the sag.

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Average Cost of Roof Repair By Material

Metal and asphalt shingle roof repairs, roof-overs, and partial replacements cost $350 to $1,500 per square (100 SF). Additional fees apply for specialty materials like Slate.

Average Roof Repair Costs By Material
Material Small Repairs Cost To Fix Per Square (100 SF)
Metal $200 – $600 $500 – $1,000
Asphalt Shingles $100 – $300 $350 – $1,000
Composite / Architectural Shingles $200 – $300 $350 – $1,000
Clay / Concrete Tiles $200 – $400 $400 – $1,500
Flat, Rolled, Single-Ply $200 – $500 $250 – $1,000
Wood Shakes / Cedar Shingles $250 – $500 $500 – $1,500
Slate $500 – $750 $1,000 – $3,000

*A minimum call-out fee of $150 to $300 applies for most repairs.

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Metal Roofs

Metal roof repair costs $200 to $600 for patching small holes and resealing. Repairing improper installation and loose seams costs $500 to $1,500. Metal over metal roof overlays or a partial replacement costs $500 to $1,000 per square (100 SF). Additional fees apply for specialty materials.

Metal Roof Repair Cost
Repair Average Cost
Minor Repairs (Fasteners, Holes, Resealing) $200 – $600
PVC Membrane (Per 100 SF) $275 – $400
Repair Improper Installation, Loose Seems, Damaged Fasteners $500 – $1,500
Metal Over Metal Roof Overlay (Per 100 SF) $700 – $1,100
Full Replacement (Per 100 SF)
(Corrugated Aluminum, Galvanized Steel, Granular-Coated Metal Tiles)
$400 – $1,000
Full Replacement - Specialty (Per 100 SF)
(Standing Seam, Stainless-Steel, Copper, Lead, Terne/Tin, Plated Metals)
$1,200 – $2,300
  • Leaks come from aging, poor installation, loose seams and fasteners, sealant failure, ice dams, and weathered coating.
  • Metal over metal roof overlays covers the existing roof with aluminum or steel standing seam metal.
  • Typical maintenance includes re-applying a corrosion-resistant coating, removing minor rust, and checking for open seams and missing or loose fasteners.

Asphalt Shingles

Repairing an asphalt shingle roof costs $200 to $600 for replacing a few missing shingles, re-sealing loose shingles, or roofing-over up to 100 SF. A full tear-off and asphalt roof replacement costs $350 to $1,000 per square (100 SF).

Asphalt Shingle Roof Repair Cost
Repair Average Cost
Replace or Re-attach 3 to 25 Shingles $100 – $300
Roof-Over (Per 100 SF) $300 – $600
Full Tear-off and Re-Shingle (Per 100 SF) $350 – $1,000

*A minimum call-out fee of $150 to $300 applies for most repairs.

  • Roof-overs can only be done once, as building codes often prohibit more than two layers of shingles. More than one layer may cause rafters or trusses to break from too much weight.
  • A full replacement allows for inspecting the roof deck and sheathing, and costs increase when structure repair is necessary.
  • High winds can lift the deck, causing broken seals and loose fasteners.
  • Shingles that are missing, brittle, buckle, curled on the edge, and shed loose granules need replacing right away to prevent leaks and water damage.
  • Uncleared snow causes ice dams, wood rot, and leaks, and can block water and weaken shingles.
  • Excessive temperatures, UV rays, and trapped moisture causes cracks and curls and breaks them down faster.

Contractor Repairing Roof Leaking and Replacing Shingles From Storm Damage

Composite, Laminate, and Architectural Shingles

Minor composite roofing repairs cost $200 to $300 per square (100 SF) for roof-over installations or replacing some shingles. Composite, laminated, or architectural shingle replacement costs $350 to $1,000 per square, depending on the quality of materials.

Composite Roofing Repair Cost
Type Average Cost
Minor Repairs (Up to 100 SF) $200 – $300
Replacement (Per 100 SF) $350 – $1,000
  • Requires replacement when the stone granules begin to come off.
  • Prone to damage from high winds and can lose entire sections.
  • Lightweight shingles can lift, allowing water underneath.
  • Shingles are easy to replace individually.
  • Composite or synthetic shingles imitate slate, asphalt, tiles, or wood, and are suitable patching materials when other roofing is unavailable.

Tile Roofs

Clay or concrete tile roof repair costs $200 to $400 for fixing a few broken or loose roof tiles. Tile roof replacement costs $400 to $1,100 per square (100 SF) for concrete or $550 to $1,500 per square for clay roofing. Extra charges apply for steep roofs.

Clay and Concrete Roof Tiles Repair
Repair Clay Tiles Concrete Tiles
Replacing a Few Broken or Loose Tiles $250 – $400 $200 – $400
Replacing Up to 100 SF $550 – $1,500 $400 – $1,100

*Steep roofs increase prices by 10% on average.

  • Signs of leaks, moss growth, white stains, loose or cracked mortar, or sliding tiles indicate damage and require a roof inspection.
  • Tiles break easily when walked on, by falling branches or debris, age, hail, or harsh weather.
  • The underlayment lifespan tends to be less than the tiles.

Flat & Rolled Roofing - Modified Bitumen or Rubber Single-Ply Roofs

Flat roof repair costs $200 to $500 for patching minor leaks and cracks or roofing over rubber or modified bitumen up to 100 square feet. A partial flat or low-slope roof replacement costs $250 to $1,000 to remove the old materials and replace sections up to 100 square feet.

Flat Roof Repair
Repair Average Cost
Cement Flashing / Waterproof Patching Sealants $10 – $25 per square foot
Roof-Over (Per 100 SF) $200 – $400
Partial Replacement (Per 100 SF)
Modified Bitumen (Peel & Stick, Torch Down, Rolled Roofing)
$250 – $500
Partial Replacement (Per 100 SF)
Rubber Membranes (TPO, EPDM)
$350 – $1,000
  • Flashing and sealants fix minor leaks, cracks, and surface damage.
  • Unclogging gutters and drains often eliminates pooling and ponding water. Increasing the slope of low spots with plaster or tapered insulation helps water flow.
  • Roofing-over doesn't require removing the old roofing system, and possible application depends on the age, amount of layers, and only if there are no leaking or structural problems. Old layers severely deformed and cracked need removing before attaching new roof membranes or sealants.
  • Replacement completely seals larger holes or replaces missing or storm-damaged sections.

Wood Shake or Cedar Shingles

Wood shingles and cedar shake roofs cost $250 to $500 for minor repairs up to 10 square feet and $500 to $1,500+ for repairing more significant damages up to 100 square feet. Repair costs depend on wood type, size, and installation design.

Wood Shake or Cedar Shingles Repair Cost
Repair Average Cost
Minor Repairs Up to 10 SF $250 – $500
Replacing Up to 100 SF $500 – $1,500

*Thatch, serrated, Dutch weave, or pyramid shingle/shake layouts with weather-proof coatings cost an additional 16% to 45% more to repair.

Regular maintenance is necessary to prevent the wood from drying out, warping, cracking, and keeping mold, mildew, and pests away.

  • Missing or broken shingles create leaks and pest problems.
  • Sun exposure drys out the wood and causes UV damage.
  • Improper installation, clogged gutters, and poor roof ventilation cause deterioration and wood rot.
  • Attracts algae growth in humid climates.
  • Cupping or curling shingles occur when exposed to excessive amounts of water.
  • Moss and mildew buildup causes leaks and shingles to rot and fall off, often in shaded areas.
  • Extra adhesives are required in areas with high winds.
  • Fire-retardant coatings should be applied every few years to increase fire safety.

Slate Roofs

Slate roof repair costs a minimum of $500 to $750 for replacing 6 to 8 slates and basic maintenance. Replacing larger damaged areas of slate roofing costs $1,000 to $3,000 per square (100 SF).

  • Prone to ice-damming.
  • Edges can stick out and cause leaks when nailed too tightly.
  • May require additional roof supports due to its weight.

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Costs To Fix Other Roofs

The average cost to fix a garage or mobile home roof is $150 to $800, depending on the size, material, and extent of the damage.

Costs To Fix Other Roofs
Type Average Cost
Garage Roof $250 – $850
Mobile Home Roof $250 – $850
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Garage Roof Repair Cost

Garage roof repair costs $10 to $25 per square foot for flashing and sealing work or $250 to $850 for replacing up to 100 SF of asphalt shingles, roll roofing, or metal. Additional fees apply for specialty materials and structural work. Garage roof replacement costs $1,000 to $2,500.

Garage Roof Repair Cost
Material Average Cost
Cement Flashing / Waterproof Patching Sealants $10 – $25 per square foot
Repair Asphalt Shingles (Up to 100 SF) $240 – $625
Repair Roll Roofing (Up to 100 SF) $250 – $550
Repair Metal / Standing Seam (Up to 100 SF) $265 – $850
Full Roof Replacement $1,000 – $2,500

*A minimum call-out fee of $150 to $300 applies for most repairs.

Mobile Home Roof Repair Cost

Mobile home roof repair costs $5 to $15 per square foot or between $250 and $650 on average, depending on the damage, size, material, and age. Extensive damage may require a roof-over or complete replacement for $1,000 to $5,000.

Mobile Home Roof Repair Cost
Material Average Cost
Repair Flashing $150 – $500
Waterproof Sealants $400 – $1,200
Repair Asphalt Shingles $5 – $8 per square foot
Repair Metal / Standing Seam $10 – $15 per square foot
Repair Rubber (EPDM, PVC, TPO, rolled roofing) $4 – $9 per square foot
Roof-Over (Single-wide) $1,000 – $2,000
Full Roof Replacement (Single-wide) $1,500 – $5,000

*A minimum call-out fee of $150 to $300 applies for most repairs.

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Cost Factors To Patch A Roof

The total cost to repair a roof depends on the roof size, type, accessibility, permits, inspections, and the job's complexity.

Cost Factors To Patch A Roof
Service Average Cost
Labor Per Hour $30 – $80
Minimum Service Fee $150 – $300
Inspection / Light Maintenance $150 – $650
Permit $70 – $250
Emergency Repairs + $200 – $300
Soffit and Fascia $400 – $5,000
Roof Tarp $200 – $1,000
Gutter Cleaning $100 – $250
Gutter Repair $150 – $500
Gutter Replacement $1,000 – $3,000
Solar Panel Removal $400 – $1,500
Asbestos Removal $800 – $2,850
  • Roof Type, Height, & Pitch – Roofers charge more for scaffolding and labor for steep roofs with limited accessibility. Add 30% to 50% in labor costs for roofs with 4+ intersecting roof lines or roofs with a 6-12 to 8-12+ slope.
  • Building Code Compliance – Roofs of old homes often don’t match the same construction standards required today. A full roof replacement may be necessary to bring an old, poorly built, or badly repaired roof up to code.
  • Project Size and Complexity – Significant damages require more materials and labor. Small repairs may take one day, while large jobs, such as structural work, take several days and require more roofers and specialized machinery.
  • Water Damage – Water damage may require removing mold and mildew, replacing insulation, or structural repairs. Chimneys and skylights need extra sealing and flashing work to stop leaks.
  • Materials – Repair prices range drastically depending on the roofing materials used.
  • Emergencies – Emergency roof repair costs $200 to $300 more, with labor rates increasing to time and a half for 24-hour service. Emergency roofers respond within a few hours after storms have settled; otherwise, appointments take 3 to 5 days to schedule.
  • Season – Repairs may take more time to schedule depending on weather conditions and the contractors’ current workload.
  • Debris RemovalDumpster rental costs $220 to $780 per week to handle extensive roof repairs with debris removal.
  • Solar Panel Removal – Solar panel removal for roof repair costs $400 to $1,500 and up, depending on the number of panels, roof type, size, and accessibility.
  • Asbestos Removal – Older roofs may have asbestos in their insulation boards or roof shingles. Asbestos roof removal costs $20 to $75 per square foot.
  • Warranty – Contractors only provide a warranty on their repairs and new parts; all previous work from other contractors will no longer have a valid warranty after altering the roof.
  • Permits & Inspections – Permit and inspection prices change depending on the project's scope and the home’s location.

Roof Work Labor Cost

General roof work costs $30 to $80 per hour, plus $100 to $230 per square (100 SF) in labor and material fees. Roofers charge $150 to $300 minimum for labor on most one-story homes, depending on the job complexity.

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Roof Inspection

A roof inspection costs $150 to $350 on average or up to $650 for large homes or multiple floors. Roofs should be inspected annually or after a heavy storm to find and repair minor issues before they become major problems.

Most inspections include light maintenance such as removing debris, unclogging gutters, re-attaching loose shingles, caulking and sealing, and washing off algae or moss. Ongoing maintenance is necessary to keep the roof warranties valid.

Roof Repair Permit Cost

A roof repair permit costs $70 to $250, depending on the inspection fees, location, and the project's value. Permits are needed for repairing a roof section beyond one square (100 SF) or 25% of the total roof size.

Roof Tarp Cost

An emergency roof tarp costs $200 to $1,000 on average, depending on the roof type, size of tarp needed, and roof conditions and accessibility. Most insurance policies cover the cost to tarp a roof. Some roofing companies tarp a roof for free when hiring them for permanent repairs.

Roof Tarp Cost - Chart

Roof Tarp Cost
Size Average Cost
10' x 10' $200 – $500
20' x 20' $300 – $800
30' x 30' $500 – $1,000

Soffit and Fascia Repairs

Soffit and fascia repairs cost $10 to $50 per linear foot to replace, plus service fees. Replacement is required as sealing work rarely fixes them. Fascia boards and soffit paneling protects the trusses, roof structure, and supports the gutters, but often rot from water damage.

Roof Soffit and Fascia Repairs
Type Cost Per Linear Foot
Soffit $4 – $30
Fascia $5 – $25

Roof Gutter Repair Cost

Roof gutter repair costs $150 to $500 to patch or replace a section. Broken gutters can trap water and deteriorate the fascia, trusses, and roof underlayment.

Roof Gutter Repair Cost
Repair Cost Per Linear Foot Average Cost
Cleaning / Unclogging $0.50 – $2.00 $100 – $250
Patch or Repair Section $10 – $30 $150 – $500
Full Replacement $5 – $15 $1,000 – $3,000

Roof Maintenace Program Costs

A residential roof maintenance program costs $150 to $250 per year, depending on the roof's age, condition, size in square footage, slope, and material. Maintenance programs include annual or semi-annual inspections to catch and fix repairs before they become costly issues.

Roof Maintenace Program Costs
Roof Size (Square Feet) Average Cost Per Year
1,200 – 2,500 $150
2,600 – 4,500 $250
4,600 – 7,500 $350

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Roof Repair Problems & Signs

Missing shingles, leaks, and loose parts around chimneys, skylights, vents, and pipes are common signs a roof needs repairing. Common problems that cause roof damage are age, weather, lack of maintenance, and improper installation.

Roof Repair Problems & Signs
Signs Causes
Chimney, Vent, Skylight, or Roof Leaks
  • Missing or damaged shingles
  • Corroded or cracking flashing and sealing
  • Exposed nails in shingles that rusted out
  • Blocked roof drains
  • Pooling water
Ceiling & Wall Stains
  • Underlayment letting in moisture
  • Ice damming
  • Low-quality metal flashing
  • Poor flashing installation
  • Clogged gutters
Peeling or Blistering Paint
  • Poor attic ventilation
  • Moisture buildup near the roofline
Cracked, Curled, Blown Off, or Missing Shingles
  • Decay due to age
  • Wind damage or extreme weather exposure
  • Incorrect installation
Seeing Daylight Through Roof
  • Missing or worn shingles
  • Cracked flashing
  • Fallen tree branches
Dark, Dirty, or Wet Shingles
  • Trapped moisture
Shingle Granules Missing or In Gutters
  • Shingles worn out over time
  • Heavy rain and wind exposure
Sagging Roof Deck
  • Old roof
  • Pooling water or snow
  • Wet rafters from a leak
  • Structural or foundational support issue
Increased Energy Bills
  • Air leaking through the roof
  • Attic ventilation issue
Algae or Moss Build Up
  • Old roof
  • Overexposed to water and debris
  • Not getting enough sun
Cracked, Loose, or Rusted Chimney Flashing/Vents
  • Damaged roof valleys
  • Improper flashing installation
  • Extreme weather

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Frequently Asked Questions

Should I Repair or Replace My Roof?

Minor roof damages such as missing shingles, corroded flashing, or small leaks should be repaired. Roofs older than 20 years or extensive damage affecting 40% or more of the roof require a full replacement. Roof replacement costs $5,000 to $11,000 vs. most repairs at $500 to $1,500.

Roof Repair vs. Replacement
Type Average Cost Recommendation
Roof Repair $500 – $1,500
  • Roofs less than 5 years old
  • No extensive leaks or deck damage
Partial Roof Replacement $2,250 – $5,000
  • Damage only on one side of the roof
  • Roof has a strong structure overall
  • Roof is around 5 years old, or repair warranty isn't longer than the expected lifespan of the roof
Overlay
(Roofing Over Existing Roof)
$4,800 – $9,600
  • 10% to 20% shorter lifespan
  • Adds extra weight to the roof
  • Not ideal for high-wind areas that need one layer of shingles attached directly to the deck
  • Most building codes only allow two layers of shingles
  • More work to remove later
  • Harder to find leaks
  • Can void warranty of the original roof
Full Roof Replacement $5,000 – $11,000
  • Roofs older than 20 years
  • Extensive damage > 25% of roof
  • Shingles are curling
  • Roof sagging or structural integrity issues
  • Leaks, moisture, or mold on the ceiling
  • If repairs cost more than $3,000
  • Allows upgrading to more weather-resistant shingles for a longer-lasting roofing solution
  • Adds value to the home
  • Best for roofs prone to ice dams
  • Recover 66% if selling the home

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Roof Repair?

Homeowners insurance covers most roof repairs and leaks caused by an accident or act of nature, such as fire, wind, or hail damage (unless excluded by the policy). However, homeowners insurance often doesn’t cover leaks and damage caused by wear and tear, old age, or lack of maintenance.

How Much Does Roof Repair Cost In Houston, TX?

Roof repair costs $250 to $750 minimum in Houston, TX, while larger repairs needing carpentry work cost $1,000 to $3,500. Total costs depend on the severity of the damage, roof access, and the type of roofing materials.

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DIY Roof Repair

DIY roof repairs are a high safety risk that may just cover up the problem or create more damage. Most roofing projects require a professional to fix and evaluate the true extent of damages. Even minor roof repairs may indicate deeper problems or improper roof installation.

Always schedule a roof inspection before or after DIY repairs to ensure no unseen damages threaten the home’s structural strength.

Roof Repair Material Costs
Material Average Cost
Asphalt Shingles $25 – $35 per bundle
Flashing $10 – $20 per 10' piece
Vent / Pipe Flashing $5 – $30 each
Silicone Sealant $5 – $10 per tube
Roofing Tape and Fabric $15 – $45 per roll
Roof Cement / Wet Patch $20 – $50 per bucket
Underlayment $0.07 – $0.40 per square foot
Snow Rake For Ice Dams $30 – $160
Roofing Nail Gun Rental $20 – $40 per day
Air Compressor Rental For Nail Gun $15 – $30 per day

Lower-risk DIY repairs are:

  • Cleaning clogged gutters or ice dams.
  • Replacing a few loose, cracked, or missing shingles in an easily accessible area.
  • Repairing sheds, porches, or doghouses with a low roof pitch.

DIY Roof Maintenance

In-between recommended annual inspections, homeowners can perform basic roof maintenance.

  • Check for loose or missing shingles, especially after a storm.
  • Keep the roof clear of standing water, excessive snow, and debris.
  • Trim hanging or touching tree branches.
  • Check the attic and ceilings for leaking by looking for discolored spots.
  • Inspect the chimney for cracks, missing mortar, or caulking.
  • In sunny weather, spray off roof algae with a hose, or spray a mixture of equal parts water and bleach onto affected areas.
  • Clean the gutters to reduce water buildup and extra weight.
  • Check for rust on flashing or sections of metal roofing.

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Getting Roof Repair Estimates

Before hiring a roofing contractor, be sure to follow these tips and ask the right questions. Hiring a professional guarantees longer-lasting repairs and prevents more expensive damages in the future.

  • Get three or more in-person estimates to compare and avoid scams. Beware of companies who recommend a full roof replacement when only repairs are needed.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Read their reviews on HomeGuide, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Select a company that's been in business for five years or more.
  • Be careful with extremely low or high price quotes.
  • Ask for a clear written estimate and warranty to prevent future disputes.
  • Avoid large upfront payments. Instead, negotiate a payment schedule for large jobs.
  • Ask about low-interest financing options they may offer.

Questions To Ask

  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • How long have you been doing roof repairs?
  • Are you part of professional roofing organizations like the NRCA?
  • Can you provide references of past work?
  • Can you provide a detailed quote of materials, labor, and costs by line item?
  • Does your quote include waste disposal or taxes?
  • What’s your payment schedule?
  • Do you offer a warranty? What does your warranty include?
  • What additional fees may be required?
  • Will you obtain permits when required?
  • Do you have experience claiming repairs through insurance? (if required)
  • How long will the roof repair take?
  • How do you handle damages on the job?
  • What safety precautions do you take for the workers and residents?
  • Will someone be present for the final inspections?
  • Does the roof have weak spots in the plywood roof deck underneath the shingles? Patching up an area quickly without checking for damage to the roof deck first leads to worse roof damage later.

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