Roof Replacement

Learn about Texas roof replacement costs and whether you should replace or repair your roof. Sustainable Enterprises of Texas is a GAF Certified roofer contractor specializing in roof replacements. We are here to educate you on roof replacement vs repair and to help guide you step-by-step through the process of replacing your roof in Texas.

Roof Replacement Questions and Answers

When it comes to having your old roof removed and a new one installed, quick isn’t always better. Although you may want to get the job over and done with as soon as possible, it is important to value the quality of the job over the speed. Our roof replacement company in San Antonio is dedicated to providing our professional roof replacement services in a timely manner with high-quality results.

How long a roof lasts depends on the type of roofing material. The average lifespan of a shingled roof in central Texas is 18 to 20 years, varying based on the type of shingles you have. Metal roofing, while expensive, can last 40 to 70 years if well taken care of. Commercial roofs may need to be replaced when a roof is anywhere from 10 to 40 years old.

Replacing roofs in both commercial and residential settings usually occurs before the end of a roof’s lifespan because the roof has been extensively compromised.

Storm damage is the most common cause of roof replacement. Water damage, hail, strong winds, and even lightning are all ways in which roofing systems can become damaged beyond repair. Age and neglect also play a huge role in damage to a roof.

Typically, once the physical labor of a replacement has begun, the project will take between one to five days for a 1,000-2,000 square foot house. This includes removing and disposing of the old layer of shingles, redoing the roof’s decking and underlayment, and applying new flashing and drip edging.

Sustainable Enterprises has been in the business of replacing roofs in the San Antonio area since 1980. Our company is known for our ability to replace a roof efficiently while maintaining an outstanding level of workmanship. That being said, knowing exactly how long it will take to replace a roof can depend on several factors. This includes the weather, time of year, as well as the complexity and accessibility of your roof

The complexity of your roof depends on how your roof is designed and takes into account the number of facets, angles, hips, valleys, and pitch.  A roof that has a lot of those features is more difficult to replace and can take a little bit longer than a simpler roof. These complexities may affect the cost of replacing your roof.

It is extremely important for our roofing experts to have accessibility to your roof during the replacement process. What are things that might make my roof less accessible? Landscaping or rows of bushes, fencing, and a lack of paved surfaces near the roof are all variables that make a roof less accessible. The more time your roof installer is doing anything besides installing your new roof shingles is time added that will make your project last longer.

The weather plays a big role in how long repairing a roof will take. This is because installers cannot work during snow, rain, freezing temperatures, or when it is too hot. In the event that it rains during your roof replacement, we will cover your roof with a tarp to fully protect your property and belongings, and then resume work once it is dry.

Spring! March especially is when we start to see the roofing season really start to pick up. This is because roofing professionals aren’t able to work in the dark. Winter and mid-summer are the hardest seasons for replacing roofs as the weather can also negatively impact the process.

Disadvantages of Roof Repairs

Matching Shingle Colors –this can possibly be difficult to match down the road. Sustainable Enterprises guarantees all repairs.

Poor Workmanship or Warranty – Some companies offer little to no warranty. Sustainable Enterprises offers a full no-limit warranty on all labor & repairs.

Roof Replacement Costs in San Antonio

Sustainable Enterprises considers many factors when determining the cost of a roof replacement. Pricing for your roof replacement can vary based on the size of your roof, the type of roof shingles you choose, extra roof venting, upgraded valleys, and more.


  • Roof size in square feet 

  • Roof has a steeper pitch

  • Roof has multiple angles gables or sections

  • Use a high grade class 4 shingle 

  • Use a higher grade underlayment

  • Use higher grade ice shield

Average asphalt shingle roof replacement costs in San Antonio, Texas can range from $6,000 to $30,000 depending on the size of your roof and quality of shingle. A basic 1,500-sf new roof costs around $6,900. Asphalt roof costs range from $3.35 to $6.10 per square foot.


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We are proud to be the fastest-growing roofing company in South Texas and a GAF-certified contractor in the area. Call Sustainable Enterprises for roof repair, roof replacement & maintenance, proudly serving our community since 1980.