Asphalt Shingles Prices

by admin on September 9, 2011

Looking for Asphalt Shingles Prices? You’ve come to the right place.

Asphalt shingles are also referred to as a composition roof. Asphalt shingles are made of single or multiple sheets of either organic or fiberglass roofing. Prior to this felt that is saturated and coated with asphalt is then surfaced with granules of minerals such as slate or rock. Asphalt shingles prices vary but there are many people who want to DIY or Do-it-yourself  and the Asphalt shingles prices materials run around $700 -$5,700. This price is for a typical one-story ranch-style home with around approximately 1,700-2,100-square-foot with a gently-sloping roof. If you are having a roofing contractor come over and remove and also dispose of the old roofing materials, and then install asphalt shingles then you have to budget for about $2 -$5 a square foot, or a total of $2,000 $9,000.

If the Asphalt shingles prices you are looking for is for a typical ranch-style home 1,700-2,100 square foot, with a gently sloping roof then the prices go up for different  colors the architectural styles, thicker-width shingles or a roof that has a steep pitch and a lot of corners and angles. If you need removing and disposing of the existing roofing material and in case it isn’t included in the estimate you have received from the contractor then you will have to add another $5 -$6 a square foot or $710 -$1,500 and this is for a basic ranch-style home. In general the costs will go much higher and this is also depending on the location and the difficulty of removal of the existing roof.

Roof rafters or trusses have to support the weight of the roofing, and this of course varies and is also dependent on the product. In case the roof support system has rotted or has been damaged and sometimes if it needs reinforcing just to support the heavier roofing materials then you have to take repairs or remodeling in to account. This can easily add to your cost so you need to budget for around $1,500 -$15,000 or it may cost you even much more and around $25,000.

Usually higher priced asphalt shingles come in a very wider range of shapes and many colors, including “architectural” models that are designed to imitate the random shadows and the patterns of slate, wood or ceramic tiles. The Asphalt shingles standard gray asphalt shingles come in a three-tab rectangle and are the least expensive but you have to expect to pay more for the higher-end colors and styles. You need to take in to account one of the most important factors that are the weight; the thickness of the asphalt tile and also note that the longer it’s expected to last the cost will be more.

The best way to get a reasonable shingle price is asking for local contractors’ bids and compare. You can click here (Only For US) to free estimate your local contractors’ price online.

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