How much does a shingle roof cost in Boise, ID? If you happen to live in or around the Treasure Valley, you know that home improvement prices have increased significantly since 2020. Boise shingle prices and shingle prices in general have increased, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t get a new roof that is affordable!
One of the most common home improvement projects you might face (or one day have to face) is replacing your roofing shingles. Regarding your Boise home’s roof, the most significant factor for homeowner life is roofing shingle prices.
Today, the team here at Legacy Roofing Idaho will help you with our roofing shingle price guide so you can become an informed asphalt shingle roof homeowner!
2024 Guide – Roofing Shingle Prices
First, how are shingle roof costs calculated?
Before we dive into how asphalt shingles are priced, let us first help you understand what is typically included in the costs of a total roof replacement! Below is the typical sequence of how a roof installation works and how the pricing is done:
- Your roof is measured, and the size of the roof will determine how many shingles your Boise home needs
- Asphalt shingles are priced “Per Square” per 100 square feet.
- The price per square (100 square foot) is based on:
- Removing the old shingles
- Installing the new underlayment, ice & water shield, and other roof system components
- Installing new asphalt shingles
- Installing the ridge vent and flashing (this is priced per linear foot)
This information is essential because if you look at shingle prices on a website like Lowes, a bundle of shingles will cost $40 and cover 33 square feet. A square would, therefore, cost $120 of just the shingles. This does not factor in tear-off, installation, warranties, etc.
And it is highly discouraged to do a “DIY roof replacement.” Now that you understand how a complete roof replacement in Boise is estimated let’s look at the costs based on materials, size, and other factors.
Material Costs – Asphalt Shingle Prices:
The great news is that shingle roof costs are more affordable than any other roofing materials, such as slate shingles, metal, or wood shingles. Pricing based on materials alone (this does not include labor or disposal, installation, flashing, and other system components) is as follows:
- Three Tab Asphalt Shingles: $1-$2 per square foot
- Architectural Asphalt Shingles: $2-$5 per square foot
- Premium Asphalt Shingles: $5 and up per square foot
Other roofing material prices include:
- Wood Shingles: $6 or more per square foot
- Metal Roofing: $10 to $30+ per square foot
- Slate Shingles: $15 to $35 per square foot
- Solar Roofing: $20+ per square foot
Keep in mind that this is simply the cost of materials. If you were to walk into a local hardware store in the Treasure Valley and purchase materials for your shingle roof, you would still need to factor in all of the installation and labor costs.
Cost by Type of Shingles (Manufacturer):
The top three asphalt shingle manufacturers are GAF, CertainTeed, and Owens Corning. Their shingle prices are as follows, according to Architectural Digest:
- GAF = $1.15–1.25
- CertainTeed = $1.20–$1.70
- Owens Corning = $1.37–$2.81
In the Boise, Idaho area, these are the most common shingle brands you will find. For most homeowners in the Treasure Valley, asphalt shingles are still the top choice and offer the best bang for your buck!
Cost by Roof Size
The cost of a new shingle roof is based on “Squares.” Every 100 square feet is equivalent to one square. Below the average pricing for shingle roof costs (including installation) in Boise, ID:
- 100 Square Feet (1 Square) = $400 to $800
- 10 Square (1,000 square feet) = $4,000 to $8,000
- 15 Square (1,500 square feet) = $6,000-$12,000
- 20 Square (2,000 square feet) = $8,000-$16,000
- 25 Square + (2,500 square feet) = $10,000-$20,000
Remember that these costs can vary depending on the type of asphalt shingles you select, and the pricing does not include ridge vents or flashing, which are priced per linear foot.
Additional Factors Affecting Shingle Roof Cost
Whether you live in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, or elsewhere, the flat price to replace a roof is simple to understand. It can sometimes get a little tricky to factoring all the “other costs.” However, it isn’t that confusing and we break it down for you below:
- Included in Pricing = old roof removal, new underlayment and shield barriers, and new shingles installed. Priced per square.
- Factored on pricing = flashing and ridge vents are priced per linear square foot. Pipe collars are priced per item.
- Extra = In the event your roof decking is damaged, the cost to replace plywood is per 4X8 section. The roofing contractor communicated this at the time of installation after removing the old roof shingles.
Total Roof Replacement Costs:
The total cost to replace your roof ultimately boils down to the size of your roof and the extras that are included. According to national averages, a 2,000-square-foot roof replaced with new architectural shingles should cost approximately $8,000 to $12,000. This price includes the entire roof system and ridge vent installation.
For a complete guide to New Roof Costs and everything that a roof installation entails, be sure to read this post here: ➡️ New Roof Costs🏠
When it comes to selecting your shingles for your roof, your choices are as follows:
- GAF Shingles
- Owens Corning Shingles
- CertainTeed Shingles
Other asphalt shingle brands may include Tamko, IKO, and Malarkey, but the top three are the aforementioned brands. Each has pros and cons, and here at Legacy Roofing, we can install all shingles but typically work exclusively with GAF shingle manufacturers.
Why GAF Shingles:
As mentioned before, Asphalt shingles for your new roof are durable in every way, shape, and form and, therefore, last a long period and, on the back end, are relatively cost-effective. That being said, roofing manufacturers like GAF help bring durability and aesthetics to your shingle roof!
GAF is the most commonly used asphalt shingle in the United States, and here are the three types of roofing shingles that they specialize in:
- 3-Tab (basic, not recommended because of durability concerns long-term in Idaho)
- Architectural (most popular choice)
Architectural asphalt shingles are your best bet if you want to add curb appeal with an economical route that fits your budget needs. Here at Legacy Roofing of the Treasure Valley, we do not install three-tab shingles for homeowners. We will do a three-tab asphalt shingle roof repair, but no new roof replacements because of the warranty and durability concerns.
Architectural asphalt shingles are heavier, more durable, have more color options, and are economically more advantageous!
Your roof is more than a responsibility; it’s a long-term investment and, therefore, requires you to know the ins and outs of shingle prices! The upside to a new roof is that in most cases, homeowners should see a 75% return on investment when they get a new roof (this statistic can vary and is not guaranteed).
Asphalt shingle roofs have a ton of pros, affordability, and look. The recent advancements in asphalt shingle technology have also made them more durable. Remember, when it comes to your roof shingles – think wisely, think long-term, and always hire a professional like Legacy Roofing!
Frequently Asked Questions:
How much is a shingle roof?
A shingle roof can vary based on roofing materials, the type of roofing project (slope, size, etc), and other factors such as where you live. Overall, to replace an asphalt shingle roof with new asphalt shingles, a single-family home roof replacement can range between $8,000 and $15,000.
What factors affect the cost of shingled roofs?
The factors that can increase or decrease the price of a new shingle roof include:
- The type of shingles (composite shingles, slate shingles, asphalt shingles, etc.)
- The shingle manufacture
- Shingle warranties
- The size of your roofing project
- Other factors are the condition of your roof decking, how long your ridge vent is, etc.
Some homeowners will try to buy cheaper shingles to reduce shingle roof costs. We do not recommend the cheapest approach when it comes to your roof. Instead, we recommend the approach of quality shingles that have outstanding durability!
What shingle brand(s) are there?
The most common asphalt shingle brands are GAF, CertainTeed, and Owens Corning. These companies specialize in asphalt shingle material manufacturing and are the top brands in the roofing industry.
What are the signs you need to replace your shingles?
Missing shingles, holes in your shingles, roof leaks, flapping shingles, and granules in your downspout can all be warning signs it is time to replace your existing roof. Over time, basic asphalt shingles, such as three-tab shingles, wear down after 10-15 years.
Can I DIY a new roof vs. hiring a professional roofing contractor?
A DIY roof is never a good idea. Your roof pitch, poorly laid shingles, and the dangers of installing a roof yourself make a roof something you should never do alone. A professional roofing company like Legacy Roofing Idaho will not only install your roof correctly with a professional shingle installation, but we can guarantee your warranty. Improper nail patterns and laying the shingles incorrectly will void your manufacturer’s roof shingle warranty.
How does a shingle roof affect the value of my home?
According to numerous publications by roofing companies, the value of your home can go up with a new roof. The shingle material and size determine a shingle roof’s cost. However, a new roof is always seen as an upgrade to your home value/selling your home.
How long does a shingle roof last?
The average life expectancy of an asphalt shingle roof is 15 to 25 years. Installing shingles and the quality of the shingle will also determine how long your roof lasts. Solar shingles, metal shingles, and clay shingles cost more but tend to last longer, upwards of 50 years in some cases. Weather and maintenance play a huge factor in how long your roof lasts.
How do you calculate roof cost?
Roof costs are calculated based on the size of your roof and the type of shingles you select for your home. Roofs are measured by square feet; every 100 square feet is called a square. Most roofing contractors price a flat rate per square, including tearing off the old roof, adding the new shingle roof, and disposal. The standard price for one square is between $350-$800, and numerous factors determine that price, including the roofing shingles selected.