Roofing Contractors - We'll help you to find the best roofers!
Is your roof leaking? Even if the answer is no, don't wait for that moment to happen. The roof of your house is one of the structures that are tested the most throughout the course of time. Therefore, it is normal to have to replace it at the end of its useful life. Finding a skilled roofing contractor is not always easy when the time comes.
When is it important to renovate your roof with a qualified roofer?
Before it's too late! Your roof is vital to your home and it must be replaced as soon as it no longer fulfills its role in protecting against infiltration.
Replacing the roof of your home is necessary when:
- The coating materials are damaged in some places
- The roof has flexed in some areas due to insufficient support or structural deterioration
- The roof's structure has been damaged by excessive snow and ice accumulation during the winter.
- Infiltration has occurred at the roof's flashing.
- Excessive moisture under the roof has caused damage to the roof's structure.
Below are the approximate market-average prices for various types of roofing projects based on the estimates we have seen:
Sloped roof price:
|Bungalow||Large house / Roof with a steep pitch||Prestige House
|Shingle roof||$4,000 - $5,500||$5 000 - $7,000||$9,000 - $17,000|
|Metal roof||$19,000 - $27,000||$21 000 - $30,000||$35,000 - $65,000|
|Cedar shingle||$15,000 - $25,000||$17 000 - $28,000||$30,000 - $48,000|
|Slate roof shingle||$15,000 - $20,000||$17 000 - $24,000||$28,000 - $35,000|
|Recycled tire shingle||$10,000 - $12,000||$11 000 - $15,000||$14,000 - $20,000|
Flat roof price:
|Duplex (1,000 ft2)||Triplex (1,600 ft2)||6-plex (5,000 ft2)|
|EPDM and TPO roof||$8,500 - $11,000||$12,000 - $17,000||$37 000 - $48,000|
|Elastomeric membrane||$9,000 - $15,000||$14,000 - $22,000||$40 000 - $55,000|
|Tar and gravel roof||$10,000 - $12,000||$15,000 - $17,000||$45 000 - $50,000|
|Green roof (with garden)||$25,000 - $60,000||$35,000 - $80,000||$100 000 - $200,000|
The Best roofing contractors for You!
Whether you're looking for a roofing contractor in Quebec or in the Greater Toronto Area, Reno-Assistance has verified hundreds of roofers at 360°. The roofing contractors all have their own specialties, so we make sure to recommend the best for your project. Whether it's a roofing project for asphalt shingles, TPO/EPDM, elastomeric membrane or in gravel and tar, we have the resources to help you.
Which materials to choose for the replacement of your roof?
The choice of the roof covering of your home is determined by several factors including the type of framework (sloped roof or flat roof) and the style of your home. The sloped roof is the one that allows the widest choice of material. It is best to seek advice before making your choice on any of the materials offered in the market. The most commonly used materials are:
- Asphalt Shingle
- Tar and gravel
- Elastomeric membrane
- Green roof and Rooftop deck (consult our page)
Asphalt shingles roofing price (sloped roofing)
Due to its low cost, ease of installation by the roofers and almost endless colour range, this type of roofing is the most common on the market. Its lifespan may vary depending on the thickness of each shingle sheet and the quality of the shingle. It is common to see a typical asphalt shingle roof lasting 20 to 30 years. It's not the most durable material on the market, but thanks to its low cost, you could replace it several times and still save money compared to a once-off replacement with higher-end materials.
To ensure a good life-span of your shingles, it is important to visually inspect your roof at least once a year to ensure that the pieces are all in place and there are no sources of water infiltration. It is also important to clean up the accumulation of leaves, branches or other objects that could damage the condition of your shingle. Maintenance is the key to ensuring that your asphalt shingles last through our cold winters and hot, humid summers. The sun is an enemy for this type of roofing, as the heat can dry the oils of the asphalt and make the material more vulnerable to cracks. Regarding cost, asphalt shingle roofing is usually the least expensive option and is generally priced at $3-$6 per square foot, including the installation by the roofers. The prices vary according to the geographical location of the home, the quality of the shingles and their thickness.
Metal roof price (sloped roof)
Metal is an extremely resilient material and its life-span is a major benefit; often more than 50 years before needing replacing. As with asphalt shingles, a wide variety of colours and styles are available and you will even be able to repaint your metal. This material is often recommended because it is easy to maintain, is of good quality for the price and is generally recyclable. However, it is expensive to install by the roofers and the noise generated by rain or hail can be bothersome. Regarding cost, the price can vary between $15 to $25 per square foot.
Elastomeric membrane roof price (flat roof)
Seen as the new solution to gravel built-up roofing, elastomeric membrane roofing is a type that is becoming increasingly popular. It is applied as a mixture that is unrolled and melted on the roof to ensure the best seal. Its installation by the roofing contractors is possible almost at any time of the year depending on the severity of conditions. Its life-span is 30 to 35 years and requires little maintenance. It is often defined as a good investment for its turnkey quality/price ratio. This material is less environmentally friendly than Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO), coming from asphalt. Regarding cost, it is slightly higher than TPO / EPDM materials, at about $8 to $13 per square foot.
TPO or EPDM roof price (flat roof)
This synthetic rubber has great resistance to the sun’s rays and can withstand cold Canadian winters with no problem. Its life-span can reach more than 50 years if it is well maintained and it is a very ecological solution, from its manufacture to the end of its life. This type of roofing is very popular in white, which allows you to reduce the heat capture from the sun by your roof and, thus, decreases the cost of air conditioning in summer. On the flip side, since it is a single layer product, it is more fragile. If it tears at certain locations it is difficult, if not impossible in some cases, to repair even with a professional roofer. The cost is generally between $7 and $9 per square foot and the average lifespan is 35 years.
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Tar and Gravel roof (flat roof)
Tar and gravel roof, which was very popular in the past, is increasingly being replaced by TPO, EPDM and elastomeric membrane. What is the reason for this? This type of roofing requires greater annual maintenance in terms of caulking, gravel distribution, annual drain cleaning, and so on. Despite the more demanding maintenance by professional roofers and by you, gravel and bitumen roofing is an effective choice if properly maintained and works well to protect your roof against water and temperature changes. Its cost per square foot is about $9 to $10 per square foot.
Green roof or rooftop deck (flat roof)
We all enjoy the view from a balcony, so imagine the view you might have from the top of your building. The green roof has several advantages. It is very visually pleasing, can create a healthier lifestyle, and can help you save on energy costs. On the visual side, it is an extra living space that offers you the chance to have a beautiful area to enjoy the sunshine from your roof. It is also possible to make a garden and to grow vegetables if the irrigation system is built by an expert. In terms of energy costs, in the summer this roof reflects the sun's rays and in winter keeps you insulated from the cold. It can, potentially, save you hundreds of dollars in heating and cooling costs each year. It is difficult to estimate the cost for a green roof or a roof terrace as it requires, above all, the intervention of an engineer for load calculations and it is possible that you will need structural reinforcement. It is a ballpark estimate that for a typical green roof, the cost can be around $20 to $25 per square foot and from $35 to $50 per square foot for a more extensive project (with the structure to be modified). It should not be forgotten that the installation of this type of roof includes the laying of multiple different membranes, installation of a system for draining and retention of moisture and along with soil and the purchase of plants.
Obtain quotes at the right price
We will refer up to 3 of the best-suited roofing contractors for your project to ensure that you receive a quote at a fair price. In addition to roofers, we also have a network of architects, engineers, designers and several other professionals who can help you. These experts will be the cornerstones of your project. A roofing contractor competing for your project will have no choice but to be competitive if they wish to work on your project.
Your own renovation advisor throughout your project
Your Reno-Assistance renovation advisor can recommend the right roofing contractor to carry out your construction or renovation project at the best possible price. And, since the ranking of every roofing contractor or professional we refer is based on the satisfaction of previous customers, you will be assured that these experts have a strong track-record of highly-satisfied customers. We will also give you access to the 360° Verification report for all the roofing contractors we refer.
Our renovation advisors are here to help you, free of charge and without obligation!
Our advisors, who have gained experience with thousands of projects since 2010, will help you plan your renovation project and can assist you in all stages of your renovation. So, give us a call or fill out the form to the right and a renovation advisor will be assigned to your project to start your renovation on the right foot. It's free and without obligation to you. Contact us now!
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