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Question DetailsAsked on 5/10/2016

difference between reg shingles and impact

replacing roofing with impact versus reg shingles, what is the cost

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Can be as little as about $0.10/SF for economy shingles that are "impact" or "hail resistant" in name only but with no meaningful warranty for that, but more commonly about $0.25-0.50/SF additional for ones that are actually thicker and tougher (generally with polymerized asphalt rather than straight bitumen) - so commonly about $250-1000 additional on a shingle job, or roughly 5-10% additional over the overall total job cost of using regular shingles. Generally, insurance company statistics I have seen show payoff (in hail and higher wind prone areas) in about 10-15 years - either in reduced repair out of your pocket, or in lower insurance premiums if your company gives a credit.

A top-brand combination hurricane and hail rated shingle can run as much as close to $0.75-1/SF more than normal shingles, though if in a hurricane area upgrading from hurricane-rated shingles to impact rated Type 4 hurricane rated shingles still about same as in first answer, provided locally available. If have to be shipped in special order, then shipping cost can bump that up quite a bit.

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