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It depends from which month from one year ago that you are comparing to.

For a recent 18 month period, prices were rising at a ridiculous rate anywhere from 5% to 15 % at any one time and nearly tripled during that period.

What puzzles me, is that there are many brand new contractors working as roofers, but pricing some jobs at less than the actual material and labor costs from prior to that period.

I realize that those types of contractors will not remain in business, or that there is some potential financial misappropriation being deceivingly applied, because it makes no financial business sense to pursue business without some semblance of a profit motive.

If company reputation for long term quality and stability are important issues to you, no doubt the contractors who's prices are appearing at the higher tier levels are those that have some chance to continue to exist.

Shingles which cost in the low $30.00 per square range two years ago, now are hovering around the $80.00 per square range and sometimes higher.

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That seems about right.

It really depends on the brand and the style, because some have gone up way more than that in the same time period, while some of the ultra-high end ones did not go up as significantly, percentage wise.

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