Are your roof shingles looking shabby? Installing a new roof is a home improvement project many homeowners eventually face. How much to expect in cost for a new roof depends on several factors, and you can plug in the details of your situation and estimate an approximate new roof cost by considering the points described below.
Roofing Material Affects New Roof Cost
Two types of asphalt shingles are used in roofing: 3-tab shingles and architectural shingles, also known as dimensional or laminate shingles.
The 3-tab asphalt shingle has three, square tabs of the same size and thickness at the down-slope edge which have a flat look when installed. These shingles weigh less than architectural shingles because they are slightly thinner, making them less durable and more prone to curling over time.
Most 3-tab asphalt shingles have a 20 to 25 year life-expectancy, and they are the more economical …