Looking for the cost to replace your shingle roof online can be frustrating.
If you are like most homeowners, you don’t have any idea of what a roof like yours will cost. And a shingle roof replacement is a hefty investment. Most of us homeowners here in Florida need to plan and budget for a project like this, right?
We get it.
And from what we see, Florida roofers don't discuss prices or talk about the cost of their roofs online. So, we decided we should tackle that issue!
One of the first steps in starting your roof replacement is deciding which asphalt shingle is best for you. Understanding the average cost of each of the shingle roofs will help you determine which one is going to be the best fit for you.
For 3 decades our family at RoofCraftershas helped Florida families by repairing and replacing shingle roofs. Whether you decide to work with our family or choose to work with another Florida roofing contractor, we still want to be a part of helping educate you. So that you get the best shingle roof possible for your budget.
So in this article, we'll cover the 4 different types of shingles, their pros, cons, and cost. And we promise that by the end of this article, you’ll know the answer to “What is the average cost of an asphalt shingle roof in Florida? ”
Let’s get started!
The 4 Types of Asphalt Shingles
The 4 types of asphalt shingles will provide a wide range of styles and colors. Asphalt shingles are the least expensive roof to replace in Florida. Here are the 4 types:
Upgraded architectural shingle
The most popular shingles installed in Florida are architectural shingles. The average cost of a roof replacement installing these shingles is between $11,200 and $17,100 in Florida.
You are sure to find something unique to your liking. Maybe you’re looking for a particular roof style or color. We'll show you images of a few of the 4 styles and the average cost of each of those shingles below.
Continue reading to learn the average cost of a new shingle roof along with the pros and cons of each of the 4 asphalt shingle options.
Your Average Cost to Install 3-tab Shingles in Florida
In Florida, 3-tab asphalt shingles are the most economical shingles on the market. 3-tab shingles are often referred to as builder-grade shingles. 3-tab shingles are often installed on new construction homes and investment properties in Florida.
If you have an extremely tight budget 3-tab shingles can be a great option for your roof investment. They are the least expensive shingle that is available to you in Florida. The downside is they also provide you with the least protection and will need to be replaced more often than the others.
Aesthetics: They lay flat and will provide a slate shingle look.
Lifespan: Typically they will last 10-15 years.
Protection: Being the lightest of the asphalt shingles, they provide the least wind protection. During a major wind event that Florida is known for, the 3-tabs shingles are at a greater risk of blowing off the roof.
For a 3-tab shingle on a home in Florida with 2 straight sides and no chimneys or skylights, the average costis $7,300.
3-tab shingles on a Florida home with a split level or 2 stories. A little more complex, with a chimney or a skylight and a couple of valleys, the average cost is $8,950.
A 3-tab shingle roof on a Florida home with a split level or 2 or 3 stories. Complex, with a chimney or a skylight and several valleys, the average cost is $10,600.
The Average Price for a Home with an Architectural Shingle in Florida
Architectural asphalt shingles are much heavier than the 3-tab shingles. So, they provide you with a much higher wind rating than the lighter 3-tab shingle roof. Architectural shingles are also referred to as laminated ordimensional shingles. During the production of the shingle, the manufacturer laminates shingle parts together. This laminated part creates depth and provides dimension.
This shingle was first designed to look like real wood shingles. Personally, I believe that these shingles look best in shades of brown. Because the roof looks a lot like real wood shakes shingles in shades of brown.
Architectural roofs are also the most popular asphalt shingles installed on homes in Florida and the United States.
Aesthetics: Architectural shingles provide a dimension that will provide more curb appeal.
Upgraded architectural asphalt shingles provide you with the same economic ease as any shingle roof. But the upgraded architectural shingle is much heavier in weight. The major benefit is the curb appeal, side by side with the regular architectural shingle there isn’t much comparison.
More weight makes it a thicker shingle giving your roof way more definition. The added definition creates pop and increases the curb appeal. When we increase the curb appeal we add value to our home. If adding value is important to you, then this may be the best shingle for you.
Aesthetics: The thickness of the upgraded shingle creates a very noticeable difference on your roof. It will provide an extra pop from the street.
Lifespan: Created with more asphalt in the shingle, the upgraded shingles typically last 25 to 30 years.
Protection: The heavier a product the less likely it is to blow off in a major wind storm. Which is great news for Florida homeowners. Depending on the manufacturer you choose to use. The upgraded architectural shingles can weigh as much as 100 lb per square foot more than regular architectural shingles.
An upgraded architectural shingle on a Florida home with 2 straight sides and no chimneys or skylights, the average cost is $13,100.
To install an upgraded architectural shingle roof on a home with a split level or 2 stories. A little more complex, with a chimney or a skylight and a couple of valleys, the average cost is $16,050.
Installation of an upgraded architectural shingle roof on a Florida home with a split level or 2 or 3 stories. Complex, with a chimney or a skylight and several valleys, the average cost is $19,000.
RoofCrafters wants to be a part of helping educate the communities we serve. We want you to feel confident every step of the way with your upcoming roofing project. It’s a big investment and an important one at that. Check out other resources in our learning center.
We have also put together a hiring checklist below. It also has some frequently asked questions, along with the answers to those questions. So that homeowners like you will feel confident choosing your next roofing partner.
My name is David Toth and I am the lead estimator in North Florida with RoofCrafters Roofing. Originally from New Brunswick, I have called Florida home for the past 47 years. I enjoy cooking along with traveling to different historical areas in Florida when I have free time.