30 yr. vs 50 yr. Shingles
Hello, I am having my 20+ year old roof re-shingled soon. I have received a very good estimate (IMO) of $2400 for 12 1/2 squares complete, including tearing off old roof, 6 ft. ice barrier, 30 lb felt, new vent boots, ridge vent, & re-flashing chimney. The shingles are 30 year IKO Cambridge - he claims to only use asphalt shingles due to our weather here in NE PA.
I asked for a price with 50 year IKO shingles and was told it would be $1200 more. The roofer doesn't think the additional cost is worth it - he doesn't think the 50 year's are that much heavier.
I would hope that there would be a substantial difference in the 2 and don't mind paying the extra $$ as I want this to be the last time I have to worry about re-roofing.
Any advice or experience would be appreciated, thanks.