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.
Composite shingle roof cost ranges broadly from $7.75 to $14.50 per square foot installed. The average cost for most homes is about $8.85 to $12.50 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||$10,100 to $13,065|
|High cost range:||$32,085 to $41,850||$25,825 to $33,680||$19,460 to $25,380|
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