Average Cost to Replace Roof Shingles

Average Cost to Replace Roof Shingles

Shingles are the little items going on your roof that serve two main purposes. The first one is to provide a layer of protection for the structure of your roof and then the whole property. The second job that shingles serve is to create an attractive look for your roof and your home. 

As such, they need to be kept in their best condition possible in order to fulfill their job descriptions. This is why replacing shingles when you notice damages or when you just feel they are bringing the look of your home down, is really important. Here is an overview of the average cost to replace roof shingles.

Most home owners in the US will spend from $5000 to $12.000 to replace their roof shingles. The average cost to replace roof shingles however does change according to the materials you use. 

The average cost to replace roof shingles based on materials

Shingles are measured per square where one square is about 100 square feet. 

The most common shingles you can use are made of asphalt. The average cost to replace asphalt roof shingles is between $1 and $2 per square foot or about $100 per square. 

Next, you can have composite, clay, wood, or metal shingles. The average cost to replace roof shingles for each material is presented below:

Composite shingles cost about $400 per square. These shingles are appropriate for many different architectural styles, and work well with large traditional homes. 

Wood shingles cost from $350 to $600 per square. These shingles are perfect for wooden cabins and small structures. 

Clay shingles cost from $200 to $1000 per square. These shingles can add a rustic look to your home and make it more prominent. 

Metal shingles cost about $400 per square. These shingles are shiny and contemporary. You can choose between zinc and copper and get the perfect look for your own home. 

In addition to the material cost, you also need to add about 10% of the overall price to account for waste and calculate the fasteners and underlayment. Installation is usually another 60% over the total price. 

For more detailed information about cost and prices, feel free to contact us at RH Renovation NYC to get a free estimate. Our team will guide you through the process of selecting the right shingles for your home and help you get a fresh new look for your roof. 

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