Asphalt Shingle Replacement Cost Maine

One of the most popular roofing materials is the asphalt shingle, mostly because it's economical and relatively easy to install. The actual asphalt shingle replacement cost in Maine varies for several reasons.

One reason for the differences in asphalt shingle replacement is cost. Maine homeowners have a wide choice in types and styles of asphalt shingles, ranging from the least expensive three-tab shingles to designer/luxury shingles that look strikingly like real slate.

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Another reason is is labor. Some homeowners opt to do their own asphalt shingle replacement. The cost for Maine homeowners goes down dramatically, unless you factor in your time as valuable. For that reason, and because of lack of skills, tools, and desire, contracting labor may be unavoidable.

The only way to determine the cost of labor and installation, including removing the old roof, is to gather estimates from contractors. Stick with licensed roofing contractors who guarantee their work, even if seems needlessly more expensive.

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Ask your contractor to divide the bid into labor and materials so that you can see both costs. You can then use that material list to get a better guide if you decide to buy your own materials for the asphalt shingle replacement. The cost in Maine might not be significantly different. You won't know until you know the market prices for various types of asphalt shingles. Here is a guide:

~~Three-table shingles are the most commonly used, and again this is because they're the most economical. They come in only one style, but vary by color and grade. The lowest grade you should consider is ASTM rating 225 for organic shingles and 3462 for fiberglass shingles. Three-tabs run roughly $42 per square, or 100 square feet. Shingles much cheaper than that probably have poor ratings.

~~Architectural shingles are becoming more and more popular as an asphalt shingle replacement. Cost in Maine for these shingles ranges from $55 a square to $85. They are laminated and textured to produce more attractive shingles, with a greater variety of colors and shapes.

~~Designer or luxury shingles are the most expensive choice in asphalt shingle replacement. The cost in Maine for these range from $65 per square to $155. They are designed to look very similar to real and more expensive materials such as slate.

Your other material costs will include nails, underlayment, flashing, and sealant for roof openings. For a longer lasting asphalt shingle replacement, cost for Maine homeowners should take into account the challenging weather conditions. It might be wise to add extra protection such as ice and water shielding, a leak barrier, and self-adhering underlayment.

Knowing the square footage of your house is essential for understanding your actual asphalt shingle replacement cost. Maine homes are often two story, and it's impossible to guesstimate your roof size from your interior square footage. With this step, you should have all the tools to plan for your new roof!

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