Is replacing architectural shingles a costly job?

Architectural shingles are becoming very popular with homeowners and builders. Due to the added installation work and thickness of the shingles, they are more expensive than flat shingles. Most homeowners feel this added cost is well worth it for the look they give a home. They will give your roof a depth and variation of color that is similar to slate roofing without the weight or cost. These shingles come in several grades and warranties, with several color choices. They are usually applied on a roof that has been completely stripped down of old shingles since they are a thicker application than regular shingles, and you wouldn't want the extra weight on your roof.