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.
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