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Is your roof leaking? If the answer is no, don’t wait for that moment to happen. The roof of your house is one of the structures that suffers the most with the test of time. It is therefore 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.
Here are the rough market-average prices as a guide for various types of roofing projects based on the estimates we have seen:
Sloping 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||$7,000 – $9,000||$11,000 – $15,000||$35 000 – $45,000|
|Elastomer roof||$8,000 – $13,000||$13,000 – $21,000||$40 000 – $65,000|
|Tar and gravel roof||$9,000 – $10,000||$15,000 – $16,000||$45 000 – $47,000|
|Green roof (with garden)||$20,000 – $40,000||$32,000 – $64,000||$100 000 – $200,000|
When is it important to renovate your roof?
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 of protection 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.
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 contractors at 360°. The roofing contractors all have their own specialties, so we make sure to recommend you the best for your project. For a roofing project in asphalt shingles, in TPO/EPDM, in elastomer 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 (sloping roof or flat roof) and the style of your home. The sloping 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 (sloping roofing)
Due to its low cost, ease of installation and almost endless colour range, this type of roofing is the most common on the market. Its life span 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 for 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 gross infiltrations. It is also important to clean up the accumulations of leaves, branches or other objects that could damage the condition of your shingle. So that your asphalt shingles last through our cold winters and hot, humid summers, maintenance is the key. 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-$5 per square foot.
Metal roof price (sloping roof)
Metal is an extremely resilient material and its life span is therefore a major benefit, often more than 50 years. 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 among the least expensive, good quality for price and is generally recyclable. However, it is expensive to install and the noise generated by rain or hail can be bothersome. Regarding cost, the price can vary between $15 to $25 per square foot.
Elastomer roof price (flat roof)
Seen as the new solution to gravel built-up roofing, elastomer roofing is a type that is becoming increasingly popular in Quebec. It is applied as a mixture that is unrolled and melted on the roof to ensure the best seal. Its installation is possible almost at any time of the year depending on the severity of conditions. Its lifespan 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 similar to TPO / EPDM 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 without problem. Its lifespan 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 capture of heat from the sun by your roof and thus decrease the costs of air conditioning in summer. Concerning the negatives traits, since it is a single layer product, it is more fragile and if it tears at a certain location it is difficult, if not impossible in some cases to repair it. 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 elastomer. 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, 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 at the top of your building. The green roof has several advantages – visually, for your lifestyle, and for saving 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 of 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 therefore 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 an 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 intensive 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 to your project to ensure that you receive a quote at a fair price. In addition to contractors, 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 consultants 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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