How Much Does Asphalt Shingle Roof Repair Cost?

How’s your asphalt roof looking these days? If it could look a little better, you likely need asphalt shingle roof repair. Roofs are our homes’ first line of defense, whether from sun, rain, falling debris or pests. When your shingles start falling off, water, insects, animals and heat can get into your home. It’s not just unattractive—it can affect your safety and home’s structural integrity.

When you notice that your shingles are missing or there’s another roofing issue involved, it’s time to call in the experts—but how much does it cost?

Here’s an overview of how much it costs to repair or replace your asphalt shingle roof.

Why are asphalt roofs so popular?

There are many different types of roofing materials available, but asphalt shingles are by far the most popular type in North America. Asphalt shingles tend to be quite cost effective, while also providing plenty of insulation, fire resistance and waterproofing. They’re also versatile—these shingle roofs come in a variety of colors and styles, so you can find the exact look you want. Finally, homeowners love them because they’re easy to install. That helps save even more money on labor for installation and shingle roof repair.

How asphalt shingles get damaged

Like any roofing material, there are a number of ways your asphalt shingles can get damaged. Florida is no stranger to punishing tropical storms and hurricanes, which can do a number on your roofing materials. You might find shingles are missing, or end up damaged from heavy rains, wind and hail.

Asphalt shingles can also be damaged by standing water, lack of proper ventilation, extreme heat and granule loss. This leads to cupping, cracking, blistering and curling. It’s a good idea to check your roof after each major storm or heatwave.

Repairing your asphalt shingle roof

Since asphalt shingles are relatively inexpensive, it’s much easier and more cost effective to repair your roof. Depending on what kind of damage your roof has suffered, you can expect to spend between $375 to $1,600 on shingle roofing repairs.

If you need to replace shingles, they’re sold in bundles. Alternatively, you may have some extra shingles on hand from when your roof was installed—as long as you have enough to cover the damaged areas, you may not need to buy additional materials. However, bundles usually run between $35 to $60 for 33.3 square feet of shingles. Labor generally costs around $45 to $60 per hour.

For more serious problems, such as those with ventilation and flashing, you’ll need to get a quote from your roofing contractor. Keep in mind that you’ll pay for materials as well as labor—you’re paying for expertise on top of the materials themselves.

If your roof is damaged beyond repair, replacing your asphalt roof usually costs around $8,300. This number may go up or down, depending on how large your home is and how long labor takes.

Don’t expose your home to the elements. When you notice damage, call Greg’s Roofing of Bay County, Inc. to schedule asphalt shingle roof repair.

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