Asphalt shingles are the most common product used in the residential roofing market. The reason for this is that asphalt shingles are the most affordable system, the easiest to install and repair, the most readily available product (found at any local hardware store) and they have the most color options and styles available. There are literally hundreds of options to choose from.
One of the most appealing aspects of asphalt roofing, in the residential market, is the warranties that are available. Most every line of shingles on the market comes with a prorated (limited lifetime) warranty whether they are installed by a certified installer or not. Given that the team here at Sunrise Roofing and Construction are certified installers for most of the major shingle manufacturers (GAF, CertainTeed and Owens Corning), we can offer manufacturer backed extended/non-prorated warranties to the homeowners.
The pricing to install a shingle roof on your home has a few main factors: current shingle cost, the pitch of your roof, the accessibility of your roof and the type of shingle that you want to use.
- Asphalt shingles are a petroleum based product, this causes the price of roofing tiles to fluctuate with the price of a barrel of oil.
- The pitch of your roof is a major factor because it determines the length of time it will take to complete the job. A low-pitch roof will be easy to walk and work in, reducing the time. A steep-pitch roof will require the laborers to us an OSHA certified harness system, which will increase the labor time tremendously.
- Roof accessibility is a smaller factor in pricing but it can increase the labor time. If your roof has an area to access that is no more than 12 feet from the ground, your price will be much lower than that will access above 12 feet.
- The type and brand of shingle can increase your costs exponentially. A standard 20 year roofing shingle is the most affordable roofing shingle on the market at roughly $20 per bundle. The next best product is the limited lifetime architectural shingle, costing roughly $28 per bundle. From this point, all of the product lines are known as "designer shingles" and are specialty orders. These roofing shingles can range from $35 per bundle, up to $150 per bundle. The labor cost to install these shingles is also significantly higher.
If you are considering using asphalt roofing shingles on your home, or if you are in need of shingle repairs, let one of our certified representative’s meet with you to discuss your options.