Commercial Roofing Cost: What drives pricing?

One of the most common questions we get asked is, “How much will it cost to install/replace my commercial roof?” The answer has become more difficult than ever to answer – especially in the last year or so. Let’s look at what impacts commercial roofing costs.

Market Volatility

The inconsistent availability of construction materials has been a significant issue over the past 18 months. Manufacturing slowdowns resulting from COVID, shipping channel disruptions, and worker shortages have all impacted the supply of construction materials. It takes months to get production back up to meet a sudden spike in demand like the one we are now experiencing. 

That is where we find ourselves today. Material inventory cannot keep up with demand, driving the cost of materials up – sometimes exponentially. 


Timing is everything, they say. Nowhere is that more true than in the current state of the commercial roofing industry. Fluctuations in inventory make planning a roofing project difficult. Typically, we can quote a commercial roofing project and schedule it confidently. In today’s environment, we quote based on the current availability. 

The good news

The good news is that Mint Roofing is well-established with all major manufacturers of commercial roofing materials, including Johns Manville, Firestone, Carlisle SynTec, and GAF. Our relationships with these manufacturers is strong, and we remain in constant communication with them to ensure your project gets delivered on time and on budget. 

Be careful out there!

Unfortunately, materials shortages tend to flush out unscrupulous vendors who promise lower prices and quick delivery. Be wary of companies that offer deals that seem too good to be true – they probably are. 

As tempting as low-ball quotes can be, our experience has shown that you will end up paying more over time. To keep their prices low, these contractors tend to use inferior materials and inexperienced installers. 

A new roof from Mint Roofing will protect your building for many years. We’ve been in business for more than 70 years and we will be here for you whenever issues arise. Unfortunately, many of these low-ball contractors may well be gone within five years, leaving you holding the bag for repairing their workmanship years after the installation.

One last thing

Don’t wait until the last minute to request a bid or schedule your commercial roofing project. Times like these make it more difficult than ever to schedule. Your Mint Roofing team is well-positioned to get your project scheduled as soon as possible. Our relationships with our manufacturers help to limit the surprises, but longer lead times and delays are often a reality. 

Let’s talk!

Whatever your commercial roofing needs, teaming up with Mint Roofing will ensure that you get the best quality roof at the best possible price. Experienced technicians, only the best materials, and no cutting corners – we help you get the most out of your investment.

Don’t need a new roof for a year or two? NOW is the time to talk! We’ll help you navigate the market variables and craft a plan that accommodates your schedule and makes the most effective use of your budget. 

Our TopSite Preventative Maintenance Program is a great way to get started and gives you the peace of mind that you are getting the most life possible out of your existing commercial roof.

Give us a call today at 952-473-8080.