The Best Shingles for Your Roof and Budget
How much does a new roof cost? Well, it depends. From the slope, pitch and size of your roof to the cost of the material, you could spend upwards of $65,000 for a high-end tile, wood or slate roof or downwards of $4,500 for a basic 3-tab asphalt shingle roof.
Sure, there is always a place for the more expensive roofing shingles. Tile shingles are visually appealing and enduring. Slate shingles can last up to 100 years. And wood shingles are environmentally friendly. But the most popular and affordable roofing shingle—delivering the most bang for your buck—is the asphalt shingle.
Asphalt roofing shingles are durable, attractive, middle-of-the-road shingles perfect for homeowners with a budget between $4,500 and $9,500. With customization features, 15 to 30-year warranties, and strong resistance to harsh weather, asphalt roofing shingles give homeowners a smart, sensible solution to protect their roof and home without breaking the bank.
Architectural roofing shingles
Price: $4.95 per square foot
Budget to install: $5,900 – $10,900
Architectural shingles add a touch of class to your roof and home for an amazing value.
Thick, beautiful, long-lasting, and rich with dramatic texture, architectural roofing shingles promise a level of quality unmatched by standard 3-tab shingles. This versatile type of shingle fits beautifully with a wide range of styles from the contemporary home to the small cottage to the classic Victorian.
High durability ratings and beautiful aesthetics separate the high-end architectural shingle from the standard shingle. More advantages include strong wind resistance (up to 120 miles per hour), longer warranties (30 years compared to 10 to 20 years for the average shingle), and slightly higher energy efficiency.
The extra benefits tack on a higher price tag—about a dollar more per square foot than the standard asphalt shingle. Your total budget for architectural roofing shingles also depends on the product type (basic or premium) and your location.
Camelot designer roofing shingles
Price: $9.95 per square foot
Budget to install: $14,950 – $22,950
High-performance shingle protection technology meets timeless beauty in every Camelot designer roof. Together, artisan-crafted shapes, oversized tabs, and a dimensional design create the same luxury look of slate or wood shakes at a fraction of the cost.
Beauty resides in the dimension and depth of a multifaceted design with light-reflective construction. A custom color palette, specially designed to accentuate the shingle’s natural appeal, introduces subtle blends that further enhance depth and beauty and complement your home’s exterior.
A strong foundation helps resist cracking and splitting while powerful adhesive seals the shingles tightly to reduce the risk of blow-off. Fine-quality materials help improve weathering in harsh conditions while UV blockers protect against damaging sunlight. All the performance factors unite to promote roof durability and longevity.
Glenwood designer roofing shingles
Price: $15.95 per square foot
Budget to install: $23,850 – $30,900
Meet the industry’s most authentic wood shake-look shingle. Crafted with the finest attention to detail, embodying all the character, charm and aesthetic appeal of genuine wood, the striking Glenwood designer shingle distinguishes like no other.
Uncover maximum dimensionality with Glenwood’s industry-leading, ultra-thick triple-layer construction. Marvel as the authentic, unparalleled beauty of Artisan-crafted shapes takes hold. And sleep soundly under the blanket of advanced shingle protection technology.
Affordable luxury means the Glenwood shingle captures the beauty of wood at a reasonable price. Full coverage on materials and labor for 50 years, plus guaranteed workmanship for 25 years, makes the budget-friendly roofing shingle a smart choice for the ultimate peace of mind.
Lifetime Timberline designer shingles
Price: $6.95 per square foot
Budget to install: $9,500 – $14,950
The Timberline roofing shingle delivers value and performance in a genuine wood-shake look. Surprising colors from the heartland of America invite sophistication, beauty and charm into your home. More than just a great-looking shingle, Timberline delivers modern architectural style at a practical price.
The strength of multilayer protection at high-stress areas meets the signature style of factory-designed custom colors to complement your home. Extra-thick, double-layer design—up to 195% thicker than typical strip shingles—adds dimension to every Timberline roof for a dramatic appearance designed for maximum impact.
More than just elevate your roof’s aesthetics, Timberline designer roofing shingles boost your home’s resale value and enhance up to 40% of its curb appeal. A lifetime warranty adds to Timberline’s exceptional value while a non-prorated, transferable 50-year warranty delivers the performance you can trust.
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