Cost and Types of Roofing Shingles

By arya

Shingles are the most common roofing material used on both residential and commercial properties. Whether you’re considering construction on a new building, replacing your current roof, or needing to replace just a few shingles, you probably want to know and consider the cost of purchasing new shingles

Obviously, this cost will vary depending on the quantity, material, and brand of shingles you choose, but the average price is considered to be $160 per 100 square feet ($1.60 per square foot). An average shingle is three square feet and they come in various styles, but primarily are made up of the same materials. 

Types of Shingles

Knowing the different types of shingles is important when considering purchasing new shingles. You need to decide which style as they each have their own unique blend, protection, and cost. The best way to determine what shingle is best for you is to clearly identify your needs and what your budget is. There are three main types of shingles that are suitable for almost any roofing project.

Three-Tab Shingles

These are some of the most basic shingles you can buy. The bottom of these have two cuts in them, creating a three-even, sort of brick-shaped, tab for a consistent look across a roof. If you want a fast and budget-friendly option for your roof, a three-tab shingle is the best choice. The average cost is about $100 per square (100 sqft). They are also easier to install than most other shingles. They’ll still provide plenty of durabilities and they’re low maintenance. 

Dimensional Shingles

These shingles, also known as architectural shingles, add more visual appeal to a roof than three-tab shingles do. Each of these shingles has two layers that are bonded together with random notches from the top layer to the exposed lower layer. The way these are built they also provide more protection from the wind and storms due to their double layers. The average cost of these shingles is $450 per square. 

Luxury Shingles

Luxury Shingles give the most protection and the best style to a roof, but those features come at a higher price. Also known as premium shingles, they are top of the line. These typically feature a layered design and can come in a wide range of unique styles to allow your roof customization. Luxury shingles are by far the most expensive type and the average cost can really just depend on the type, style, material, and brand you choose.