Asphalt Shingles Cost
Asphalt shingles cost as of early March 2008 range from $25 to $100 and over.
In terms of roofing products, asphalt shingles are on the lower end of the scale, which is also part of the appeal.
You can get good, high quality asphalt products for $25 to $30 per square, typically backed by 20- to 30-year warranties.
However, as is the case with other home improvement products, you can go much higher and individual with asphalt shingles. Many architectural shingles can cost from $60 per square and up and often come with 40-year warranties.
Remember to figure installation costs on top of the shingle cost, if you're not going to install them yourself.
Typical costs for shingles with installation can range from $50 to $100 per square.
If you get the full package, shingles and installation from one contractor, other things that typically figure into the cost is the size of the roof and if there are existing roof material that needs to be removed.
The bigger the roof, the bigger discount you can strive for when bargaining the price.
For the total cost for your asphalt shingles vs other roofing options, you have to consider how long your shingles will last until they need replacing.
Asphalt shingles will typically last about 20 years before they need replacing while, for example, with clay tiles you get about 45 years of usage, and with slate the useful time is around 50+ years.
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