For structures like sheds, shacks, cabins, and barns, you can get away with chiseling down your roof replacement or installation budget. So, if you are on the market for a new roof, but not interested in making a large investment, you will likely gravitate toward asphalt. Continue reading to learn what makes asphalt roofing so affordable, why it is a good choice for any structure, and where to get a free quote for your Indianapolis re-roofing needs.
Although there are various types of asphalt shingles to choose from in terms of color, style, design, and size, there are two primary categories that they all fall under: organic and fiberglass. Fiberglass composite roof shingles have a layer of asphalt that protects the underlying fiberglass mat from water, moisture, and more. They are also cheaper to purchase, making the initial investment much lower than that of organic shingles. These shingles come highly recommended, especially for homes and buildings in areas where heavy precipitation (snow, ice, rainstorms, etc.) is common.
Organic asphalt roofing is no longer in production; however, you may still be able to find it for sale by certain suppliers. Compared to fiberglass, organic shingles are more durable due to their thick cellulose layer; however, they do not come highly recommended for many reasons. Some of the most common complaints are that they add significant weight to a roof, require a lot more maintenance, are prone to more damages, and cost more to purchase.
Asphalt Roofing Costs
One of the most influential factors to the total cost of an asphalt roof is the material you choose. Compared to other materials, like standing seam metal, inter-locking metal, cedar shingles, and slate shingles, asphalt roofs are much cheaper. Additional cost considerations that need to be added to the budget include demolition, installation, needed repairs, cleanup, and more. Other factors that may influence the cost of your asphalt roof project include complexity/quantity of cuts, angles, slopes, and planes, roof pitch and square footage, sheathing, roof rot, gutter replacement, roof accessories (i.e. flashings, fascia, skylights, etc.), solar paneling, specialty ventilation, and more.
Calculate Your Roof Pitch
To guesstimate how much your asphalt roofing needs will cost, it helps to first know the roof pitch for the particular structure you are renovating. Roof pitch simply refers to the slope, angle, and slant of your roof. A roof’s pitch is represented as either two numbers divided by a slash, or as a ratio with a colon between two numbers.
The first number is the numerator, and the second number is the denominator. Each number represents a specific measurement of a roof’s slope. The numerator represents the vertical height of a roof’s slant, while the dominator represents the horizontal length of a roof’s slant. On average, most roof pitches range from 4/12 to 8/12. For instance, 12:2 would imply that every 12 horizontal feet, the roof drops 2 feet. This example can also be read as “for every 12 horizontal feet, it rises 2 feet.” It is the same either way.
Average Asphalt Roof Costs:
✏ Small or Low-Pitched = $6,000 to $8,000
✏ Medium Pitched = $9,000 to $11,000
✏ High-Pitched = $12,000 to $15,000
✏ Very High-Pitch = $17,000 to $25,000
Asphalt Roofing Contractors in Indianapolis
Call RMG Roofing at 317-506-1358 to request a free, on-site estimate for Indianapolis asphalt roof replacement, today. We are licensed, bonded, and insured roofing contractors with over 2 decades of experience. We provide residential and commercial roofing services at the most competitive prices in town; and all of our work comes with a 2 year workmanship warranty! Call 317-506-1358 to discover the workable solutions for your roofing needs.