- Costs Of A New Roof
- Your Roofing System
- Quality Control
- Certifications & Qualifications
The roofing cost in Edmonton varies by material, labour, the roof pitch, the roof surface area, and the complexity of the roof. An asphalt roof replacement costs $3/sq.ft. on average, but some roofs may cost up to $8 - $10 due to several factors.
Photo: shingle bundles and underlayment
What is included in the cost?
The most expensive portion of a roof replacement is its labour cost. This is because it takes many hours (or days) of hard work to complete a roofing project, and it takes many years of training to make an excellent roofer.
There are different types of roofing labours and their wage differs depending on their skill level. The ground-level labours perform shingle tear-offs and clean-up works. They also assist other roofers, who install shingles and do metal flashing work. The Crew Lead is the head of a crew. He/she is responsible for managing the roofing workflow and ensuring the quality of the work performed. A Crew Lead reports directly to the Operating Manager or the Business Owners.
For a small roofing company, the Business Owner is often operating a project by himself with a couple of ground-level labours. The Business Owner may need to take on other administrative tasks as well such as invoicing.
A roof replacement takes a lot of material. An average roof consumes between 70 to 130 bundles of asphalt shingles, that is 3,500 to 6,000 Ibs of materials. Laminated asphalt shingles start at $0.7 per square foot or $70 per square, and the cost increases by 5% to 7% annually. Premium asphalt shingles cost twice as much in comparison.
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When considering the cost of materials, roofing shingles are just one thing. Accessories can also be a significant portion of the total material cost. Below is a list of common roofing accessories:
- Starter shingles
- Hip & ridge shingles
- Ice & water underlayment
- Roofing underlayment
- Roofing vents
- Goosenecks and plumbing vents
- Drip-edge and other metal flashings
- Nails, caulking, and other small stuff
Shingle Delivery and Hoisting
Asphalt shingles come in bundles. The bundles are transported by a truck and hoisted on top of a roof using a crane. In this picture, a Convoy 30-ton crane is hoisting shingles to our customer's rooftop.
Shingle waste and other construction garbage are placed in dumping bins or trailers. After the bin or trailer is full, it will be hauled away to the Edmonton Waste Management facility or a similar facility.
Photo: a dumping bin is used for a roof replacement work
Don't want surprises? You may ask the roofing contractor to conduct a roof inspection before signing a contract. A roof surface inspection can check the condition of the roof deck, layers of shingles, potential chimney repair work, and other flashing work. An attic inspection can review the roof ventilation system, the condition of wood trusses, the state of the roof deck, and the insulation level. A roofing quote can be adjusted based on the inspection result.