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What's the Average Cost of an Asphalt Shingle Roof in 2022?

September 14th, 2022 | 5 min. read

What's the Average Cost of an Asphalt Shingle Roof in 2022?

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Getting the news that you need a new asphalt shingle roof is never fun. It gets even less fun when you learn how much it’ll cost. 

The truth is that a new asphalt shingle roof is a sizable investment. And if you’re like most homeowners, pricing is the biggest hurdle. 

Unfortunately, it's impossible to give you an exact price because of the many factors that go into the cost of a new asphalt shingle roof. However, I can give you the average cost range. 

For over 30 years, the team at Bill Ragan Roofing has taken on topics the rest of the roofing industry likes to avoid. Because of this, I’ll break down the cost of a new asphalt shingle roof in 2022. 

This article covers the following:

  • The average cost of an asphalt shingle roof in 2022
  • The cost of the three types of asphalt shingles per square foot in 2022
  • The factors that impact the cost of an asphalt shingle roof

What’s the average cost of an asphalt shingle roof in 2022?

As I said, there are too many factors to give exact pricing on a new asphalt shingle roof. But the average cost should give you an idea of the budget you’ll need. 

architectural asphalt shingle roof

Most homeowners can expect the average cost of an asphalt shingle roof to be around $12,000 to $15,000 in 2022. This price range is based on a home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a walkable pitch, a little roof complexity, and architectural asphalt shingles

The cost of your asphalt shingle roof could be less, more, or fit right in this price range. But because every roof is different, you can’t get an exact cost until a local roofing contractor inspects your roof

The cost of the three types of asphalt shingles per square foot in 2022

While knowing the average cost of an asphalt shingle roof in 2022 is great, I can narrow it down a little bit more. I’ll do this by giving you the cost per square foot for the three types of asphalt shingles. 

There are three types of asphalt shingles: 3-tab, architectural, and luxury. Each asphalt shingle has a different look, lifespan, and, of course, pricing. 

3 tab asphalt shingle roof

For a one-story house with a basic up-and-over roof with no penetrations and no valleys, you can expect your new 3-tab asphalt shingle roof to cost around $4.00 per square foot. This includes basic underlayment and other roofing components.

architectural asphalt shingle roof

For a two-story house with a little complexity and good accessibility, you can expect your new architectural asphalt shingle roof to cost around $5.86 per square foot. This includes upgrading your underlayment and using the manufacturer’s roofing components to get an enhanced warranty.

luxury asphalt shingle roof

For a two-story house with a cut-up, complex roof, a steep pitch, and not easily accessible, you can expect your new luxury asphalt shingle roof to cost around $8.50 per square foot. This includes using all of the manufacturer’s roofing components and upgrading to copper for the flashing and in the valleys.

Like the average cost, these prices aren’t exact. However, they do give you an idea of the budget you’ll need for each type of asphalt shingle. 

What impacts the cost of an asphalt shingle roof?

I've mentioned in this article that it's impossible to give you an exact price for a new asphalt shingle roof multiple times. There are just way too many variables that depend on your roof and the roofing contractor you hire. 

However, I can give you what a roofing contractor considers when writing up your roof estimate. Below is a list of the factors that impact the cost of a new roof in general: 

This is just a quick overview of what impacts the cost of a new roof. For a deeper breakdown of these cost factors and what they really mean to the final cost of your new roof, check out the 9 factors that impact the cost of your new roof.

Get the guide with all the information you need for an asphalt roof replacement

Now you know the average cost of an asphalt shingle roof in 2022, the cost per square foot for three types of asphalt shingles, and the factors that impact the cost. After learning about pricing, you may be ready to reach out to a roofing contractor. 

But before you do, there’s still more you need to know about your upcoming asphalt roof replacement. That’s why we created a buyer’s guide with all the information you need to buy a new roof. 

The Complete Guide to Purchasing a Roof helps you pick the right asphalt shingle by breaking down the advantages and disadvantages of the three types. It also has the same information for the other popular residential roofing materials too if you want to know the other options. 

But that’s not all. The buyer’s guide also helps you hire a great roofing contractor, avoid getting taken advantage of, and so much more. 

Go into the roof replacement process as the most knowledgeable homeowner in the roofing industry by getting The Complete Guide to Purchasing a roof. 

Since 1990, the team at Bill Ragan Roofing has provided high-quality asphalt roof replacements to thousands of homeowners in Nashville and surrounding Middle Tennessee areas. You can count on us to take care of your roof for decades, and we back it up with a lifetime warranty. 

If you’re local to Nashville or a surrounding Middle Tennessee area, don’t hesitate to Contact Us today for your upcoming asphalt roof replacement. 

Here’s Your Complete Guide to Purchasing a Roof, so you have all the information needed for your upcoming roof replacement.

the complete guide to purchasing a roof

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