You may be considering installing composite shingles in your home before winter hits. If so, you have many choices! Composite shingles are extremely popular due to their affordability and ease of installation. They come in two forms: fiberglass and organic. In this blog, we will bring ease to your decision by exploring the pros and cons of fiberglass shingles. To explore organic shingles, click here.
The Cost of Fiberglass Shingles
First off, when we say “square,” we’re talking 100 square feet. Fiberglass shingles cost slightly less than organic shingles. They end up in the range of $60-$120 a square (not including installation). The lower-priced shingles will last 25 years; the upper end will often be warrantied for life.
Because installation cost is determined by the size, pitch, and condition of your roof, you will have to meet with a roofing contractor to figure out that cost. In general, installation will cost an additional $80-$200 per square. And don’t forget – if old shingles have to be removed, that can be an extra $80-$150 per square.
Disadvantages of Fiberglass Shingles
- They are not as durable – they contain less asphalt and don’t last as long
- They are not ideal for cold climates
Advantages of Fiberglass Shingles
- They are very lightweight and therefore easier to install
- They are more fire resistant
- They cost less
- They are better for the environment because they have less tar.
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