How Roof Size Impacts Cost
The size of your roof will have the greatest impact on the cost to install your new asphalt shingle roof in Central Pennsylvania because it impacts all of the other factors. With a bigger roof comes increased material and labor costs. The size of the roof is dependent on several factors, but if you’re just looking for a general range of prices, you can take the square footage of the footprint of your home to see about what you can expect to pay for your new asphalt shingle roof.
- 1000 square foot roof: $3,600 to $6,100
- 1500 square foot roof: $5,400 to $9,150
- 2000 square foot roof: $7,200 to $12,200
- 2500 square foot roof: $9,000 to $15,250
- 3000 square foot roof: $10,800 to $18,300
Type of Shingle
There are three styles of asphalt shingles, each falling at their own price point and coming with their own advantages and disadvantages.
Three-Tab Asphalt Shingles
Three-tab shingles are made up of a strip of shingles that has three, identical cut-outs that make them look like three separate pieces. These are the least expensive type of asphalt shingle, but they’re also the least durable. For a long time, three-tab shingles were the most common asphalt shingle used, but, now, they’re most commonly used on inexpensive homes or to repair roofs that already have three-tab shingles.
Architectural Asphalt Shingles
Also known as dimensional shingles, architectural shingles are the most popular shingle option on the market in Central Pennsylvania. Their thicker size and different shape add dimension and curb appeal to your roof. Additionally architectural asphalt shingles are more durable than three-tab and have a much longer lifespan.
Premium Asphalt Shingles
Premium asphalt shingles are designed to mimic the look of higher-end roofing materials like slate and cedar. These shingles are far more expensive than either of the other kind, but they’re also the thickest shingle on the market and have unmatched durability and longevity.
The pitch of the roof plays an important role in the cost of your new asphalt shingle roof in a few ways. First, it increases the size of the roof. The steeper the roof gets, the greater it’s surface area. A greater surface area means more materials are needed which, in turn, means the roof will cost more. Additionally, a steeper roof will create increased labor costs due in part to the greater surface area, but also due to the greater skill needed to install the roof.
Not all roofs are a simple, single peak with two slopes. The complexity of a roof will affect the cost of installing new asphalt shingles in the same way that the pitch does. More complex roofs have a larger surface area which means both material and labor costs will increase. Additionally, very complex roofs may have hard to reach areas or areas that are difficult to install which will also increase labor costs.
New Installation or Replacement
Will you be installing your asphalt shingle roof on a brand new home or replacing an old roof? A roof replacement is generally more expensive than a brand new roof installation. When a roof is replaced, the old roof will need to be torn off and the old materials disposed of which adds to the cost of the roof installation.
Are you ready to install a new asphalt shingle roof on your Central Pennsylvania home? Call Bull Run Roofing to schedule and estimate and discuss your options!