Residential Roofing Costs – San Diego

What Does a New Roof Cost?

This is the number one question we get asked by customers. It is also a loaded one. We understand that customers are anxious to get right to the bottom line but there are many factors that will determine the cost of your new roof.

Before we can give you a quote, Sully-Jones Roofing does a complete roof inspection, taking into consideration the condition of the existing roof, flashings, drains, gutters, solar panels, skylights and underlying deck. Once we can assess the current state of the roof, we can help you determine whether it makes sense to repair, re-cover or whether a complete roof replacement is required.


New Roof Cost Factors

Preparation – A professional roofing company will remove the existing shingles, tiles or flat roofing materials to further assess the condition of the plywood, flashing, drains, gutters, roof penetrations such as skylights and seals. Once removed, the roofing company will properly dispose of all debris. New roof preparation is normally estimated by the square foot.

The Materials – Like any remodeling project, there are a wide variety of materials, all at a wide variety of price points. Not only will the materials you choose be a significant factor, the size of the roof will determine the amount of materials and labor required.

Whether you are choosing a tile roof, a shingle roof or have a flat roof, you have options – many, many options. You may think that all tile roofs are approximately the same, but there are numerous variations in style, durability and cost. See our Tile Roofs page to see just a sample of the styles available to you. Shingle roofs present an even greater variety of styles, colors, and quality levels – see the Shingle Roofs page to see just some samples of your choices. And you may be surprised by the array of offerings for Flat Roofs. Sully-Jones installs all major brands and types of roof materials. Our experts can help to guide you through the wide variety of choices to find the perfect fit for you home and your budget.

The Bottom Line

While we can’t give you an exact cost until we have inspected the condition of your roof, you have selected the roofing materials and we have calculated the square footage, we can give you a broad range based on the type of roof you may need. Below are some ranges – though we have installed roofs in these categories that have come in above or below these ranges based on a variety of factors.

Sully-Jones Roofing offers free inspections. With over 60 years serving San Diego homeowners, Sully-Jones Roofing has earned its’ reputation for honest estimates and fair prices. Get a FREE INSPECTION & ESTIMATE.

When Is The Best Time To Get Roof Work Done?

The answer is simple. NOW!  

Because we live in sunny Southern California, many people take the weather for granted and do not address the condition of their roofs until it is too late.  While we don’t have to worry about snow or ice on the roof, winter rain can seep through the roof and cause significant damage to the structure of your building and all of the contents that are supposed to be protected by the roof.  As you will see from the video below, we can’t always predict when the rainy season will start.

Don’t wait until roof leaks damage the structure of your home or commercial building.

While the weather outside is delightful, right now –  the rainy season is coming. Once the rain comes, the damage to your roof will get worse and the resulting damage to the actual structure of your home or building will get more expensive. Watch the video below to see why you should get a

FREE Roof Inspection and Estimate now.

Sully-Jones Roofing is offering incentives to get your roof work done before the rainy season starts.

Watch this video as a cautionary tale to waiting to get your roof work done until rain starts coming through your roof.



Top Reasons to Use a Professional Roofing Company On Your New Construction Project

Roof constructionNew home or commercial construction requires a collaboration of many professionals – from your general contractor to electricians, to plumbers, to the team that makes interior design decisions. While it often makes sense to use your general contractor for most of the heavy construction, certain parts of your new build should be left to experts in their given trade. A good example involves installing the new roof on your home or commercial building. There are many good reasons to use a professional roofing company rather than your general contractor for your roof – even on new construction.

Specialized Expertise and Equipment

Since roof installation often requires specialty tools and equipment that most general contractors will not have.  Professionals that specialize in their particular part of the building trade are always working to perfect their craft – creating efficiencies, improved processes and better quality for their customers.   If you want the highest quality roof that will last for decades versus years, you will want to employ the experts.

Materials Knowledge & Costs

Factors like the need for weather resistance, sun exposure, energy efficiency, the number and types of protrusions such as vents, skylights and HVAC units will determine the right type of covering for your roof. In some cases a protective coating may also be needed to comply with local regulations such as Title 24. Once again, a general contractor will have a working knowledge of what materials to get for your project, but a roofing professional will have a more thorough understanding of what works for roofs in your area and has the buying power to insure you get the best price on your roofing materials.


Perhaps the most important reason to hire a professional roofing company is the sheer number of years of experience that they can bring to the roof installation. In the event of problems, unexpected delays, or inclement weather during the installation – a roof specialist can quickly assess the issues and how to most effectively resolve them. This will go a long way to getting the project back on track without costing you an arm and a leg. A professional roofing company will also know the fastest way to complete your project without sacrificing quality, while insuring that you have the longest lasting roof available.

Residential Roof Repair and Replacement – San Diego, CA.


Insurance Coverage for Roof Repair and Roof Replacement

Insurance Coverage for Roof Repair or Replacement.

Save Money by Getting Your Roof Work Done this Fall.

Spring is designated that time of year to work on the interior of your home with “Spring Cleaning.”  The fall season should be designated for time for home maintenance and improvement projects, particularly on the exterior of your home. Why, you ask? While home repairs may cut into your football viewing schedule, the weather is often at its most agreeable – the summer heat is gone and winter weather has not yet arrived. While we don’t have snow or ice in San Diego, we do get wet, windy and often cold weather that can affect the soundness of your home.  Some projects just shouldn’t be put off. One of the most important home improvement projects is the repair or replacement of a damaged roof.  If your roof has any damage or leaks, these could get substantially worse when winter weather comes. As anyone in construction will tell you, if you don’t make the repairs early, they will cost you far more later.  And since your roof covers and protects your entire house – if your roof is not in good shape, the entire structure of your home could be at risk.

Roof Repair and Replacement Can Take Less Time When Weather Is Not a Factor.

Fall is typically the busiest time of year for roofing companies – even in San Diego. Summer heat and summer vacations are over. And homeowners begin to think about winter weather and what might happen if they don’t fix the damage to their roof. Though most roofing companies are busy in the fall season, it does not mean that you will pay more. In fact, you could be paying less than if you wait.

Weather can impact the amount of time a roofing company needs to spend repairing or replacing your roof. Wet weather and wind means that your roof needs additional protection while the work is being done. If weather conditions are not good, the roofing company may remove oonly the portion of the roof that they can finish in that given day. Severe, wet winter conditions could prevent work from getting done resulting in frustrating delays finishing your roofing project. The more time your roofing company spends on your roof repair or replacement due to weather conditions, the more you are likely to pay.

Damage to Your Roof Has Probably Gotten Worse By Spring.

In addition, fixing up the roof in the fall ensures those winter storms won’t find their way into your home via leaks. Addressing leaks in the fall can prevent damage to your home’s interior when rain seeps through the roof. Water that makes its way into your home through a damaged roof will certainly cause damage to the substructure of your roof . Water can also cause mold and water damage to support structures, flooring and your belongings inside. Costs for water damage to your home can mount up quickly if a leaky roof is not addressed immediately.


What You Need To Know About Shingle Roofs For Your Southern CA Home.

Shingle Roofing Southern California

If you are planning a renovation or building a new home from the ground up, you have many choices when it comes to your roof. In Southern California, we don’t typically have to worry about extreme weather but you will want to consider how your roof will look with the architectural style of your home and of course, how it fits into your budget.  New technologies and innovations in shingle roofing have extended the lifespan of a typical residential roof and make it possible to get any look you want for your home, at a reasonable price

Residential Roofing | San Diego Roofer Asphalt/Fiberglass Shingles are today’s most popular roofing material. Not only are they less costly than wood shake or shingle roofs, tile, slate or metal roofs, but, in southern California, where summer fires are not uncommon, they offer excellent protection for your home. With an abundance of color and style choices, Asphalt and Fiberglass Shingles add to the beauty and durability of your home.

Asphalt/Fiberglass Shingles are made of a woven fiberglass base mat, that is covered with a waterproof asphalt coating, then surfaced with ceramic granules that make the product fire resistant and protect your roof from harmful UV rays. The fiberglass mat composition gives the shingles their durability and strength.

Two Asphalt/Fiberglass Shingle Types are Three Tab Shingles and Architectural Shingles.

Shake 20 Autumn Brown

Three-Tab- Shingles are the still the most economical type of shingle for your home.  These shingle roofs are distinguished by the cut-out tabs exposed along the lower edge of the shingle which gives them a nicely layered effect. See more Three-Tab Shingle Roofing examples on our website.


Architectural Shingle Roof San Diego CA

Architectural Asphalt Shingles do not have cut-outs but their lower edge is laminated with an additional asphalt layer which gives these shingles a contoured, dimensional appearance.  See more examples of Architectural Shingle Roofing examples on our websites.



Both 3-Tab Shingles and laminated Architectural Shingles contain a strip of factory-applied adhesive that is activated by the sun’s heat after installation and seals each shingle to the next. The seal strip also provides much of a shingle’s resistance to wind uplift.

How to Decide With So Many Shingle Roof Choices?

With over a dozen reputable manufacturers in North America and a plethora of color and style choices, it is often hard to tell whether a roof is shingle or wood shake or even slate. There is a shingle roof material to suite the style of any home. Get expert guidance from a professional roofing company who can walk you through the many choices from all of the top shingle roof manufacturers. See more choices and photos on our website Residential Roofing pages. 

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