Roof Replacement Guide

A Comprehensive Guide To Having Your Roof Replaced In Waukesha County WI

Roof Replacements In Waukesha and Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
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If you're planning on replacing your roof this spring or summer you've come to the right place!  This page will answer the most commons questions about roof replacement in our area of Wisconsin.  Whether you're looking to replace your roof with 3 tab asphalt shingles as an economical choice or you'd like to replace your roof with more durable and decorative laminated or architectural shingles, you'll find great information here.

Replacing your roof is an important home improvement project and there is actually a ton of work and detail that goes into a proper roof replacement.  Let this page guide you through the roof replacement process including costs, components, and more.

Paragon Exteriors LLC is a full service roofing contractor specializing in asphalt shingle and laminate or architectural shingle roofing systems.

On this page we're going to explain everything you'll need to know about replacing the roof on your Waukesha County home.  What it costs to replace your roof, what factors contribute to the cost of your new roof, and how to choose the best roofing contractor to complete your roof replacement.

Paragon Roof Replacement Pricing

Your roof is arguably the most important component of your home.  It protects your home, your belongings, and your loved ones from the elements.  We believe in being transparent with our pricing so that our potential clients know exactly what to expect when having your roof replaced by a team of professionals.


Small Roof

$9,000 to $11,000

This is based on roof square footage area of around 2000 to 2500 Square feet.


Medium Roof

$11,000 to $14,000

This is based on roof square footage area of around 2500 – 3000 square feet.


Large Roof

$14,000 to $17,000+

This is based on roof square footage of around 3000 to 3500 square feet.

Our Roofing Quotes Include

When we replace a roof, we do it right!  Here is what our pricing includes with every roof replacement.

Property Protection
Old Roof Tear Off
Old Roof Disposal
Roof Decking Inspection
Ice & Water Shield
Synthetic Underlayment
Drip Edge Installation
Starter Shingles
Roof Ventilation
Neoprene Flashings
New Roof Valleys
Matching Ridge Shingles
Chimney Flashings
Undereave Vents
Sheathing Replacement*
Final Clean Up

*We re-fasten any loose sheathing, inspect and replace wood decking if necessary.  (We offer three sheets of plywood replacement and/or 32 linear feet of roof boards at no extra charge)

These prices are only ball park figures to give you a rough idea as to what you should expect for the cost to replace your roof.  Your particular roofing project may vary depending on site accessibility, the specific materials chosen, and the overall scope of work.  If you need a firm price please request a consultation so we can view your potential project and determine the actual scope of work required to properly replace your roof.  After our on-site consultation we'll be able to provide you with a firm estimate to install your new roof the right way.

What Drives The Cost Of Your New Roof?

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What's It Cost To Replace Your Roof?  Well, that's a difficult question to answer without knowing the specifics about your home.  The size of your home, the pitch of the roof, the specific roofing materials, complexity, and extra add-ons, all contribute to the price of a new roof.  This will guide will hopefully explain the cost variables a little better.

Our Price Match Guarantee:  With Paragon Exteriors LLC you can have the peace of mind knowing that you're never going to overpay for your roof.  We will match ANY roofing quote from any other licensed, insured, and factory certified roofing contractor.  In order for a roof to be factory certified it must be installed to meet specific standards.  ALL of our roof replacements meet or exceed manufacturers specifications so you can qualify for the full warranty.  If the roofing shingles and installation are the same, why on earth would you want to pay more?



Tearing off your old roofing is a big part of the project.  Many roofers will simply just lay new shingles overtop of the old ones essentially "kicking the can" down the road for the next roofer.  This can cause more problems than it's worth.



Tearing off your old roof will create a lot of waste and trash.  We must have a dump trailer or large dumpster on-site to collect the old materials without making a mess.  Your old roofing materials must then be disposed of at the proper facility.


Roof Decking

After tearing off your old shingles the roof decking must be inspected.  In many cases, it's totally fine.  Sometimes, however there are sections of roof decking that will need to be replaced.  If your roof was leaking, your roof decking could be rotten.


Ice and Water Shield

Ice and water shield runs along the outer edges and valleys of your roof or anywhere the roof meets a wall.  This is an essential addition for your roof to protect against ice dams and wind driven rain.  Make sure your roofer is including this!


Drip Edge

A drip edge is a metal flashing that is fastened to the outer edge of your roof (over ice and water shield) that prevents water from getting behind your gutters and fascia.  This is another critical component to a properly installed roof.


Roof Venting

Proper venting is critical to any new roof installation as it prevents condensation from forming within your attic.  If your roof doesn't have adequate ventilation we can install more ventilation for you during the roof replacement.


Roofing Felt

Otherwise known as roofing underlayment.  This important layer provides extra protection against leaks and wind driven rain from getting up underneath your shingles.  There are different types and qualities of underlayment.



Flashing is thin metal that is formed and installed to direct water away from critical areas of your roof.  Typically this is installed in valleys, walls, around chimneys, and vents.  Poorly installed or missing flashing is the cause of many roof leaks.


New Gutters

New gutters are always an option when having a new roof installed and they can be installed to color match or contrast your new roof.  If your gutters are in bad shape then it's a good idea to have them replaced as part of your new roof installation.



Labor is probably the biggest contributing factor to the cost of replacing your roof.  We typically run a two to four man crew with our roofing projects.  Excellent craftsmanship is one of our hallmarks and we only employ the best!



Shingles are the final layer of your roof and they are the most expensive next to labor.  There are more economical shingle choices like 3 tab shingles or more durable (more expensive) shingles like laminated or architectural shingles.



If you're hiring a roofer to replace your roof then it's important they are properly insured.  We are properly licensed and insured in Wisconsin so you know that your property and our employees are always going to be protected.



Not all roofing warranties are created equal!  Depending on the shingles you choose and how they are installed there may be additional charges to have your roof fully protected with a non-pro rated warranty.  Ask your roofer for details.


Roof Pitch

If your roof is "walkable" it makes replacement easier.  When your roof has a very steep pitch (steep slope) it can require additional equipment and safety measures to complete properly, thus increasing the price sometimes substantially.

Check Out Some Roofs We've Replaced

We've replaced hundreds of roofs in Waukesha and the surrounding areas in Waukesha County.

Many homeowners don't realize how dramatic of a difference a new roof makes.  When you hire Paragon Exteriors LLC to put a new roof on your home you're going to see an amazing difference in your curb appeal and your home, loved ones, and possessions are going to be protected from the weather.  Have a look at the before and after photos below and see that difference for yourself!

Owens Corning Duration in Black Sable

Owens Corning Duration in Estate Gray

Owens Corning Duration in Sand Dune

 CertainTeed Grand Manor in Weatheredwood

Owens Corning Duration in Teak

Massive 18,500 Square Foot Roof Replacement

Owens Corning Duration in Driftwood

Owens Corning Duration in Pacific Wave

Owens Corning Duration in Brownwood

Choosing The Right Roofer
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You Want To Replace Your Roof...?

There are literally hundreds of roofing contractors you could choose from throughout Waukesha to replace your roof.  They range from small one man handyman type contractors to very large companies with fleets of trucks, huge showrooms, and lots of overhead.

Somewhere in the middle is the contractor that's probably best suited for your roofing project.  Finding a roofing contractor you can trust to install your roof correctly and for the right price is your ultimate goal.

You're not hiring a roofer.  You're hiring someone to improve your home and protect everything within it.  It's an important distinction.

What Should You Consider?

It can be overwhelming trying to figure out who to hire to replace your roof.  To make things easier when trying to determine who the right contractor for your project is, start with these questions.

Do they specialize in roofing or is it one of many services they offer? If yes, how long have they been in business?

Do they have great reviews from other homeowners who've hired them to replace their roof?

Do they offer any type of workmanship warranty or after sales service if there is ever a problem with your roof?

Do they have many photos and references of the work they are capable of doing?


The Paragon Exteriors Approach
  • Request Your Roof Replacement Estimate

  • FREE Roof Replacement Estimate

    If you'd like a FREE estimate we can provide a rough estimate over the phone using satellite technology.  This is NOT a firm price but rather a rough estimate to give you an idea on cost.  For firm pricing we usually most do an "on-site" consultation, which is free as well.

  • Scheduling

    If you decide to move forward with the project we will put you onto our schedule.  We DO NOT ask for a deposit or any money up-front.

  • Your Scheduled Start Date

    We'll show up on your scheduled start-date and get to work on replacing your roof!  Material delivery will be organized and we'll begin the roof replacement process.

  • Upon Project Completion

    Upon completion of your new roof installation we'll go through the project with you and make sure you are 100% happy with what we've done.  We then organize the local manufacturers representative so they can come out and complete the required inspection to approve your warranty coverage.

  • Final Payment

    Upon acceptance of the project by you and completion and signing off of the required roofing inspection by a factory rep we will then ask for the balance owing on the project.  Payment can be made by bank transfer, check, cash, credit card, or financing.

  • Enjoy Your New Roof!

    With your new roof installed, it's time for you to sit back, relax, and never worry about your roof again!  We know you'll be thrilled with the work we do.  If there is any problems or you have questions, we are always happy to help our customers and we stand behind our work with a workmanship guarantee for as long as you own your home.

Roofing Estimate Information

Our roofing estimates are fast, easy, and hassle free.  We aren't interested in high pressure sales tactics or wasting hours of your time.  In fact, many of our estimates can be completed using satellite technology!  If your roof is having issues like leaks or damage then it's generally preferred that we come and inspect the roof in-person.

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