When a roofing company comes out to your home, they perform a thorough roof inspection. They’re looking for any and all issues that could cause issues with your roof. From there, they can put together an estimate of how much the total roof replacement or repair will cost. This will include everything from the labor, prep work, tear-off, shingles and more. Let’s look at how much shingles cost and how you can reduce that part of your roofing bill.

How Shingles Are Priced

The first thing to know about shingle cost is that it’s often measured by square. This is the standard unit of measurement in roofing, so you’ll see it on your estimate and you’ll hear the term throughout the process. Your roof is measured in squares, so the total cost of the roof will factor into that measurement. This is also how shingles are bought and utilized, so you have to have enough shingles to cover the entirety of you roof and then some after.

From there, depending on the type of shingle you want or your roof requires, you’ll start seeing the price rising. There are hundreds of shingle types out there. Your roofer will help you pick out the right one, based on what your insurance will cover and want, along with what’s best for your home and roof in the long-term. When working with your roofer, you can see what types of discounts they have on shingles, how your insurance may pay out more if you use a particular shingle type, and other factors that’ll bring down the overall cost of your roof.

Remember that shingles are only one factor in the overall cost of your roof. Labor, other materials, equipment rental and more can bring the cost up. Work with your roofer to stay within your budget and get your roof repaired or replaced no matter the damage or issue. Roofers are more than willing to work with you and your insurance company to ensure you can get your roof fixed on a budget.