Cost to Install a Composition Roof

Updated: December 2016

Composition Roofing Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
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Composition Roof Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: Fiberglass composition shingle. 2.2 lbs per SF. UL Class A fire resistance and 110 mph wind resistance. 30 yr warranty. Quantity includes typical waste overage, material for repair and local delivery.
134 square feet$109.74$156.57
Composition Roof Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install composition roof with favorable site conditions. Install drip edge/eave trim, and valley flashing. Install roofing paper / membrane. Layout, fabricate, overlap and secure composition shingles per manufacturer instructions. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
134 square feet$109.74$156.57
Composition Roof Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install composition roof including: fasteners, underlayment, drip edges and basic flashing.
134 square feet$109.74$156.57
Composition Roof Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: roof jacks, pneumatic roofing nailer, shingle cutting tools.
134 square feet$109.74$156.57
Option: Tear Off Roof
Remove existing roofing material, roof paper, vents, jacks and flashing, gutters if needed. Dispose of debris. Sweep area clean of all nails /staples.
134 square feet$109.74$156.57
Composition Roof Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
134 square feet0.218531250.24859375
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Composition Roof   
Average Cost per Square Foot  

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Install a Composition Roof! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Composition Roofing Installation project. For a basic 125 square feet project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install a Composition Roof ranges between $3.23 - $4.26 per square foot* .

To estimate costs for your project:

1. Set Project Zip Code Enter the Zip Code for the location where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "square feet" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.


NOTE: *Input the total of the finished surface area AND the area of any openings enclosed by the finished area.


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Cost to Install a Composition Roof - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of composition roof new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Composition Roofing Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Composition Roofing Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Composition Roofing Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install a Composition Roof - References

Composition Roofing Installation - Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Composition Roofing Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.


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