New Roof Cost in 2022 – How Much Does a New Roof Cost?

Most homeowners looking to install a new roof typically consider asphalt shingles as the primary roof replacement option and the cost to install it plays an important role.

In this guide we focus on the cost to install three different types of asphalt shingles on a per sq. ft. basis. We also provide examples of the total project costs to expect.

Lastly, we cover top brands of asphalt shingles, their pros and cons, warranty details, and alternative roofing options such as metal, cedar shingles/shakes, slate, and tiles.

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How Much Does a New Asphalt Shingle Roof Cost?

Asphalt shingles are made in 3 grades:

  • Basic (three-tab shingles): $4.00 to $4.50 per square foot
  • Better (mid-range 30-year 3D dimensional/architectural shingles): $4.50 to $7.00 per square foot
  • Best (luxury dimensional/architectural): $5.75 to $8.50 per square foot
  • Tear-off: If two or more old layers of shingles must be torn off, add $1.00 to $1.75 per square foot

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2022 Architectural Shingles vs. Standing Seam Metal Roof Cost

The most popular residential roofing material in America vs. the most popular type of metal roofing. A bit like comparing apples and oranges. There are several common criteria where Architectural Asphalt shingles and Standing Seam are worth comparing and contrasting side by side. Let’s explore!

Cost of Asphalt Shingles vs. Standing Seam Metal Roofs

All roofs have a hefty price tag. There’s the cost of the materials and supplies itself, plus labor, building permits and warranty provided by professional contractor. Roofers always price materials and labor by the square.

Note: 100 square feet equals to 1 (roofing) square.

On average, professional roofers charge between $4.50 and $8.50 per square foot or $450 and $850 per square for common roof applications such as 3-tab (low-end), architectural or laminate shingles (mid-range), and premium designer shingles on the high-end. — That’s quite a range, but pricing varies greatly by geographic location, company size and experience of the roofer/crew, familiarity with the product, and competition among roofers in your area.

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