Roofing Prices

Liquid EPDM Rubber Roof: Material and Installation Costs

Is your flat rubber roof leaking all the time? As frustrating as this is, you are not alone. It turns out that over 65% of rubber roof repairs are due to leaks!

One long-lasting and cost effective solution is to apply a liquid EPDM rubber roof coating. This can be done to either repair the existing leaks, or to prevent future ones and prolong the service life of your membrane.

We will discuss exactly what a liquid EPDM rubber roof is, how much it costs, and the benefits it can bring you.

What is a liquid EPDM Rubber Roof?

Liquid Rubber Roof

Similar to standard EPDM rubber, the liquid coating is a synthetic polymer made from combining ethylene,

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Architectural Shingles vs 3 Tab: Compare Prices, Pros & Cons

Many homeowners who want to replace their old roof debate between installing economical 3 tab shingles vs. more expensive architectural shingles.

On a 1,600 sq.ft. roof the average difference in the total price between the two types of shingles can be $800-1,100+ This is a lot of money, considering that replacing the roof of this size would cost about $5,000-6,000.

So lets explore why architectural roofing shingles cost so much more, and whether they are worth the extra spending.

In this guide:

1. Which asphalt shingles are better made?
2. Compare the cost of architectural vs 3 tab shingles

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Flat Roof Replacement Cost Calculator

On average, the price to install or replace a flat roof is $5-10 per square foot. A 1,600 sq.ft. flat roof costs $8,000 – 16,000.

Estimate installation prices for the following flat roof materials: 1. Single Ply Membranes (TPO, PVC, EPDM Rubber); 2. Modified Bitumen; 3. Rolled Roofing.

Roof Size:

x ft.

Curbs (Skylights / Chimneys / Hatches)


Parapets length:

ln. ft.


1/2″ Fiberboard
1″ ISO Board (6-R)
2″ PolyISO (12-R)
3″ PolyISO (18-R)
3.3″ PolyISO (20-R)

Roof Pitch:

Flat (0)
1/12 (4.5 degrees)
2/12 (9.5 degrees)
3/12 (14 degrees)

Old Roof Removal:

YES – 1 layer
YES – 2 layers

Job Complexity:

Medium difficulty

Roofing material:

EPDM (Black Rubber)
PVC Roof 50-mil
TPO Roof 45-mil
Tar & Gravel/BUR
Rolled Roofing
GAF Liberty / Flintlastic

Region (US Only):

National Average
New England
Mid Atlantic
South Atlantic
East South Central
West South Central
East North Central
West North Central

In recent years flat roofs have grown in popularity because of their distinctly modern look,
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Complete GAF Shingles Guide: Prices, Colors & Designs, Roofing Reviews

While there are dozens of asphalt shingles options, GAF roofs stand out from the rest for their quality, durability, versatile design and affordable prices.

Being one of the oldest and largest roofing manufacturers in the US, GAF makes a variety of shingles that work both for budget friendly homes and high-end residences.

Lets take a close look at GAF’s most popular 3-tab, architectural and designer shingles; their features, special advantages, and style options.

We will also consider the long term performance of these shingles and provide you with unbiased GAF roofing reviews.

In this post:

Price per square foot
Installation costs
Cost of GAF vs other brands
Home Depot shingles options
Royal Sovereign shingles
Timberline shingles
Designer shingles
Most popular colors
Durability and performance in severe weather
Best roof underlayment to use
Warranty levels and choices
Pros and cons
Home value and return on investment
Roofing reviews

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Malarkey Shingles Overview And Homeowner Reviews

If you want a roof with exceptional curb appeal, you will love the variety of beautiful textures and colors from Malarkey Shingles.

You can choose from high-quality, 3-tab, Architectural, and Designer shingles.

Every product line has a unique pallet, modified asphalt body for added strength, and long-lasting color coatings that retain their original look for many years.

Learn about Malarkey material and installation prices, as well as what makes these roofs upscale and weather resistant than CertainTeed or GAF.

How Much Do Malarkey Shingles Cost?

When comparing various shingle brands, most homeowners want to know their prices. If you are looking for a cheap asphalt shingle,

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Why Roofing Prices Keep Going Up In 2018

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If you need to replace your roof, you may have noticed that prices seem to be higher than what they were only one year ago. The average reported roofing cost for asphalt shingles is $5,460- 8,750 on a 1,600 sq.ft. ranch style home.

In this post, I would like to offer a unique insider’s perspective on this pricing situation to homeowners looking to get the best deal on installing a new roof.

People who are doing any kind of renovation, including re-roofing, often face the fact that today contractors are charging at least 8-12% more for the job than what their friends or neighbors paid only a few short years ago.

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Homeowners Guide on How to Get Your Insurance to Pay for Roof Replacement

When it comes to asking homeowner insurance to cover roofing damages from a storm, most homeowners get the short end of the stick in terms of quality, often without even realizing what is going on.

Let’s take an in-depth look at how this process works for the three parties involved: 1. Property owner 2. Contractor 3. Insurance company.

I realize that the majority of you reading this will be homeowners, so I plead for you to finish this guide, because it can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars on roof repairs.

Insurance companies do not pay for you to do high quality roofing. If you want to do it right you may want to get away from insurance work.

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New Roof Cost vs. Value: Are You Paying Too Much For Roof Installation?

The average cost of a new shingle roof is $4,870 – 6,750, installed on a classic 1,600 sq. ft. ranch house.

However, the reality is that roofing prices can vary drastically depending on many factors, such as quality of the material, contractor you hire, seasonal labor rates, your geographic location etc.

This post will help you figure out whether you are getting a fair deal from a roofing contractor. Compare the quality of roof installation for Low, Mid-Range and High-End price quotes.

We will show you the real value behind a roof estimate, and help you choose the right pro. This will help you avoid overspending or installing a low quality roofing material.

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16 Most Popular Roof Types

Are you overwhelmed by all the roof style options for your home? With so many choices, it may be a challenge to pin down which one will work best for your house architecture, your personal taste and your bank account.

In addition to aesthetic appeal, it its important to consider your local weather conditions, as some types of roofs are better suited for a particular climate than others.

For example, while a classic (most common) gable roof is not the best choice in areas that get hurricane level winds, it offers great protection against snow and ice dams.

Popular Roof Types

Before making a decision that will impact your home’s curb appeal and durability,

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Roof Shingle Calculator 2019 – Estimate Asphalt Shingles Prices

Average roofing shingles prices range between $3.19 and $5.12 per sq. ft. installed, on a typical Ranch/Cape house.

Shingle Calculator estimates the total installation cost on a gable / hip roof. This includes: materials (with all other necessary accessories), 1-layer tear-off, labor, dump fees and permits.

Roof Length:

Roof Width (Gable Side):

Roof Pitch:

Roof Type:

Gable Roof
Hip Roof

Region (US only):

National Avg.
New England
Mid Atlantic
South Atlantic
E.S. Central
W.S. Central
E.N. Central
W.N. Central

* Installation includes: Labor, Contractor’s Overhead and Profits, based on date from roofing contractors in our Local Roofing Directory.
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