Sears roofing provides replacement asphalt shingle roofs installed at a cost of $4.80 to $10.50 per square foot. The cost ultimately depends on the type of shingles you choose, accessory materials, and whether old roofing must be removed and disposed of.
Here is our quick Sears Roofing review followed by full details that focus on the two key aspects of a new roof – The materials used and the quality of the workmanship and service you receive.
Sears Roofing Review
Who: Sears roofing services are provided by Transform Home Improvements, which bought Sears Home Services in 2019. For branding purposes, the Sears name is still used.
Availability: Limited. Sears roofing services are not offered in most cities across the country.
Cost: You have 3 shingle choices, all made by Owens Corning, in basic, better, and best grades. Installation cost is $4.80 to $10.50 per square foot including your shingle choice, all installation extras plus labor cost.
What do customers think? Sears Home Services and Transform Home Improvements have a poor reputation with homeowners who have hired the company for roofing and other home remodeling services. How bad? On Yelp, Transform Home Improvements has a rating of 1 star out of 5 based on 46 reviews.
What’s wrong? Shingles are not the issue. In fact, the shingles offered for installation by Sears are made by Owens Corning and rated at least average to near the top of the list.
The problems are with the service provider and include poor customer service, long waits to get work done, unexpected fees and inferior workmanship.
If you want full details of Sears roofing provided by Transform Home Improvements, read on.
Here’s a complete breakdown of Sears roofing cost per square foot.
|Shingles & Warranty||Without Tear-off||With Tear-off|
|Supreme – 25 Years||$4.80 – $5.75||$5.50 – $7.50|
|Oakridge – Lifetime||$4.95 – $6.50||$6.00 – $9.95|
|Duration – Lifetime||$5.50 – $7.75||$6.75 – $10.50|
Without Tear-off: In most Sears roofing service areas, homeowners can add a second layer of shingles to their roof without removing the first layer.
Tear Off: When old shingles must be torn off, everything down to the wood roof deck is removed. This means that the roof will require underlayment (aka tar paper), moisture barrier at the eaves/rakes/valleys, ridge vent, starter shingles and ridge or hip shingles.
Extra labor and disposal costs for a tear off: $0.50 to $1.50 per square foot.
Extra material cost for a new roof after a tear off: $0.90 to $1.15 per square foot.