How Much Does a Shingle Roof Cost?

How Much Does a Shingle Roof Cost?

For most homeowners, choosing and buying a new roof is a rare event. Roofs do not change the way fashions do, so this year’s color in fiberglass-asphalt shingles is going to be next year’s color, for example. Most homeowners have no way to judge the relative cost of a shingle roof. Yellowhammer Roofing can help you to understand what goes into a roof’s cost.

Roof Size

Your home’s size matters a lot to overall cost. Shingles are often measured and sold by the “square,” or enough shingles to cover 100 square feet. A square of shingles is three packages, usually with 29 standard, three-tab shingles per package. The larger your roof up top, the more your bottom line.

The more complicated your roof is, too, the more waste you will see in the shingles. This can add to cost, since the three-tab shingle may have to be cut to fit peaks and valleys.

Shingle Line

Most manufacturers, including the superior brands Yellowhammer Roofing uses (Owens Corning and GAF), run three lines of shingles to help homeowners:

  • Basic
  • Better
  • Architectural or designer

While the basic shingle roof is generally fine, some homeowners prefer the other two grades, which will cost more. They cost more because each shingle may weigh more, last longer or have features the basic line does not. Architectural shingles, for example, have deep cuts and thick profiles for heightened drama and shadowing.


Manufacturers jealously protect their brands, so they do not extend all levels of warranties to all roofers. Yellowhammer Roofing is an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred and GAF Certified roofing contractor, so we can offer the highest levels of warranty available. These warranties can extend up to 50 years, but will come at a higher price tag than the basic warranties also available.


Your portion of a complete reroofing project may be only as much as your insurance deductible if the new shingle roof stems from an insurance claim (tree fall, blunt force impact or storm damage). A new shingle roof may cost anywhere from $3,500 to $6,000 for a 2,000-square-foot roof, but you may only pay $1,000 as a deductible.

To get a better idea of the costs of a shingle roof on your home, contact Yellowhammer Roofing today. Our professional representatives will be happy to come out to your home, check your roof and explain your options in a shingle roof.

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