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Roof Cost Edmonton

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May 05, 2021

Roof Cost Edmonton

Rood cost in Edmonton doubles every ten years. Therefore, it is crucial to research and make an informed decision when determining the right time to do your roofing project.

Asphalt Roof Cost*

The average cost for an asphalt roof is about C$3.50 - C$5.50 per square foot (2021). Standard asphalt shingle roofs last 15 to 20 years on average.

Premium architectural shingle roof may cost over $4 per square foot. But they can last for 30 years on average. 

*Asphalt roof cost includes both material and labour. 

Click here for detailed cost information on asphalt roofs. 

Permanent Roof Cost

Permanent roofs such as the Euroshield rubber roofing system, clay tiles and metal (steel or aluminum) roofs are much more expensive than asphalt shingle roofs. Generally, the final bill is 3.5 times or more than the cost of a standard asphalt shingle roof.

Euroshield rubber roofing has existed for 20 years. In the past six years, Euroshield has gained a lot more recognition in Alberta due to its durability, long lifespan and environmental factors. Metal (steel or aluminum) roofing has existed for over 50 years. It is an alternative option. 

Cedar Shake Roof Cost

Cedar shakes are NOT a permanent roof. They are natural roofing products. While many cedar shakes outlast asphalt shingles, they do not last as long as a permanent roof. In Canada, some qualitative cedar products come from BC. Many cedar shakes and shingles are made from the Western Red Cedars, a large tree, durable and light in weight.

Similar to permanent roofs, cedar shakes are also expensive to purchase and install. The lifespan is 20-25 years. 

Solar Panels 

The cost for solar panels is usually $7K to $20K in Edmonton, depending on how many panels a homeowner wants to install. Solar panels should be installed after the roof replacement is complete unless the roof is relatively new (less than 10 years) and free of defective shingles. The overall cost (solar panels plus new roof) can be high for some homeowners, therefore, budgeting is a necessary step before getting them done. 

Solar panels last for 25 years on average.