Asphalt shingles are one of the most common residential roofing options. Several commercial properties also opt for asphalt shingle roofs because of their low prices and long-lasting properties.
However, if you’re looking for a new installation or replacement of an existing roof, the total cost will still be a significant sum for most properties. Shingle roofs though are the most economical options, hence a good idea for budget savvy homeowners.
Estimating the overall cost can help you prepare accordingly. So here, we present a brief review that will help you determine the cost of the asphalt shingle roof for your property.
Important Factors on which Roofing Cost Depend
The cost of course varies with type of shingles (3-tab, architectural, fiberglass, organic etc.), roof surface and several other factors. Here’s a list which influence the cost most:
- Size of the roof or roofing squares which must be covered
- Roof style and degree of slope (if required)
- Number of stories of the property
- Removal of existing roof, especially if damaged, waterlogged made with conflicting materials or already two layers thick
- Quality of roof shingles (low quality will delay installation)
- Ease of installation of chosen materials for particular roof type
What Should You Factor in Overall Roofing Cost?
Asphalt shingle roofing doesn’t only include shingles and labor cost. In fact, the following major expenses make up the overall roofing cost.
Material Costs: For an average roof of 220-square feet, 2-story house and a pitch of about 6/12 (around 26 degrees), an estimated 13 to 15 squares of shingles will be required.
The cost of each shingle depends on whether these are made from fiberglass or organic materials, and the design of the shingles. Architectural shingles tend to cost slightly more than 3-tab shingles, because of their high aesthetic appeal.
Asphalt shingle cost is the major but not the only contributor to material costs. Roofing cement, roofing felt and galvanized nails also add up to the amount.
Labor: This is another major contributor to the cost of roofing, any roofing service. The labor cost isn’t standard, but depends on the ease of installation of a roof.
If you opt for low quality shingles, they would break often during installation, thus delaying the process. Similarly, high pitched roofs make the process more complicated.
Furthermore, your older roof might need to be removed if it is damaged or already has two layers. Asphalt shingles can’t be layered on more than that. If roof removal or repair is included, the cost will depend on the type of material and roof.
Cleanup: If roof removal is involved, cost of hauling the materials away is also included. Removal of any debris will also add to the cost.
Permits: Repairs, removal, and replacement projects often require a building permit for over 100 sq ft of roofing. This comes with a small fee which must be paid in order to receive the permit before the work can start.
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