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How much does it cost to shingle a roof?

Aug 16

Shingles are essential for roof protection and make an exterior design statement. Most homeowners spend between $8,000 to $9,000 for new shingles. The $5,000s are the most affordable, while the $12,000s and higher costs will cost more.

These prices are for asphalt shingles. They are the most affordable shingle available. While composite, wood, clay, and metal shingles can be more expensive, they will add a unique look to your home.

Price per Square Foot for Roofing Shingles

Asphalt three-tab roofing shingles are $1 per square foot. The price of roofing shingles can often be expressed in "squares". A square is 100 feet of shingles. On average, a bundle of roofing tiles covers 33.3 square feet. Three bundles of roofing shingles make up one square. The prices are based on an average cost of $30- $35 per bundle of asphalt three-tab roofing shingles, or $90-100 per square.

Cost per Shingle Roof Material

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are also known as three-tab shingles. These shingles have three tabs and can be removed to reveal individual shingles. Asphalt shingles are around $90 per sq.

Composite Shingles

Composite shingles can be made from various materials, such as rubber and plastics. This creates the illusion of slate or wood. Composite shingles can be comparable in price to asphalt shingles. You will need to pay $400 per square for high-quality composite shingles.

Wood Shingles

Wood shingles made from softwoods like pine, cedar and spruce give a home a natural appearance. Wood shingles are more expensive than asphalt shingles but less expensive than clay shingles at 350 per square.

Clay Shingles

Clay shingles are very popular in warm, sunny areas. They can withstand heat well and encourage airflow. Clay shingles are available for $300 to $1,000 per square.

Metal Shingles

Metal shingles last up to 75 years and are highly durable. Because they reflect light, metal shingles are fireproof and more relaxed than other roofs—a metal-shingle roof costs between $2505 and $400 per square.

Asphalt Shingles: What is the Cost?

Asphalt three-tab shingles are $1-$2 per square foot for basic gray, brown or black shingles. A few asphalt roofing shingles may be slightly more expensive. Asphalt shingles are usually more expensive than others due to fluctuating oil prices.

Three-tab asphalt shingles are durable, affordable and easy to find. Because asphalt shingles can be incorporated into existing shingles, it is easy to repair or replace them.

Composite Shingles

Composite shingles often have a similar look and texture to asphalt shingles. They are priced in the same range as asphalt shingles. Composite shingles buyers are often looking for something more than the traditional look of asphalt shingles. Asphalt cannot be textured or successfully colorized.

Composite shingles can be adapted to many different looks and are highly design-friendly. This is among other factors that may account for the $400 per square premium composite shingles.

Wood Shingles

Shakes and actual shingles are two options for wood shingles. They can be priced from $350 up to $500 per square. Shingles are flat and have the exact dimensions. They look similar to asphalt or composite shingles. For a rustic appearance, wood shakes can be irregularly sized and thickened.

Clay Shingles

Clay shingles are more cost-effective for long-term installation because of their high price of $300 to $1,000 per square. Clay roofing can last up to 100 years, so owners who plan on staying in their homes for a long time may find the higher cost of clay roofing amortized.

Metal Shingles

Standing seam metal roofing is a popular choice for metal shingles. Standing seam metal is installed in large sheets that are attached side-by-side. To prevent water infiltration, the seams are called legs.

Standing seam metal roofs are less expensive than metal shingles. Metal shingles cost $400 per square. Metal shingles look more like traditional roofing shingles because they are smaller than the large panels of standing seam metal roofs. Premium stamped metal shingle roofs that look like wood can be as high as $1100 per square with installation included.

Shingle Roof Installation Prices

Both labor and material costs are included in the total cost of a shingle roof installation. The labor cost can make up as much as 60% of the project's total cost. $12,000 is the final cost of a job. $7600 goes towards labor costs.

You may have to pay labor to remove and dispose of old shingles. Sometimes, you may be able to keep the old shingles in place while installing the new shingles.