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Composite Roof Shingles Cost 2018: Pros & Cons, Top Options

Composite roof shingles, shakes, and tiles are attractive and affordable alternatives to the real thing. They last longer than genuine cedar shakes, but cost about the same. Composite tiles cost far less than genuine slate tiles and can last 50+ years with proper installation.

Cost

Composite shingle roof cost ranges broadly from $5.75 to $13.50 per square foot installed. The average cost for most homes is about $8.85 per square foot installed.

Composite Roof Shingles Cost per Sq. Ft.

Low Cost Average Cost High Cost
$5.75 to $6.95 $8.85 $10.35 to $13.50
*Add $0.80-$1.35/sq. ft. to remove and dispose of asphalt shingles
*Add $1.00-$2.00/sq. ft. to remove and dispose of tile roofing

Total Project Cost Examples

A typical house is about 2,000 square feet with a 6/12 pitched roof and an attached garage. Taking roof pitch into account, here are the average roofing material requirements for the three most common home types, each with 2,000 square feet of living space plus a garage:

Single-story / ranch with 2-car garage: 3,100 square feet of roof.

Split-level (combination single-story and 2-story) with 2-car garage: 2,495 square feet of roof.

Standard two-story with 2-car garage: 1,880 square feet of roof surface.

Most contractors factor in 5% to 10% for trimming and waste.

Using low, high, and average costs, plus 5% for waste, here’s the pricing table for the three types of homes with 2,000 square feet of living space:

Home Type: Single-story Ranch Split-level 2-story Standard 2-story
Roof surface: 3,100 sq. ft. 2,495 sq. ft. 1,880 sq. ft.
Low cost range: $17,825 to $21,545 $14,345 to $17,340 $108,100 to $13,065
High cost range: $32,085 to $41,850 $25,825 to $33,680 $19,460 to $25,380
Average Cost: $27,435 $22,080 $16,640

Install Roof Shingles

$7,500
Average price
Install Metal Roof

$14,500
Average price
Install Flat Roof

$8,225
Average price

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Synthetic Composite Slate & Shake Roofing Costs: Davinci Roofscapes

Slate and clay tiles for roofing have a long history and a beauty that is unique. But, they do come at a notoriously high cost. So, asphalt shingles are often used as an alternative, becoming the number one roofing material in North America. But, wouldn’t it be nice if there was another option that had the beauty and durability of slate or even cedar shake, with lesser cost? With synthetic shingles, there is.

Costs and Value

For synthetic composite shingles, shakes, tiles and slates, a fair price range is $5.50 to $9.50 per sq. ft. installed. The price will likely be higher in densely populated coastal areas with high costs of doing business including labor cost. With that in mind, the total projected cost of composite roofing installed would be about one third to one half the price of installing natural slate, and roughly twice the cost of installing asphalt shingles.

And, it is nearly the same price as installing a cedar shake roof. The difference though is that synthetic roofing materials are lighter and easier to install than other materials, plus they are actually as durable as stone! πŸ˜‰

Install Roof Shingles

$7,500
Average price
Install Metal Roof

$14,500
Average price
Install Flat Roof

$8,225
Average price

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Did you know? Total Costs Installed are largely determined by the choice of materials, location, shape and slope of the roof, and quality, reputation and experience of the installer.

Durability and longevity provide enormous advantage when it comes to the return on investment (ROI). Did you know? Asphalt shingles and cedar shakes are going to go through a minimum of three life cycles on the same sized roof that a synthetic shingle occupies.

Generally, synthetic shingles will carry a 50 plus year warranty. Yet, this is not the only advantage (see below). We estimates a 70 to 80 percent ROI with synthetic roofing products, which likely holds true, if not better for fake or simulated slate.

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