Edmonton Roofing Cost 2021

How much does a New Roof Cost? 

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Your roof is your home's first line of defense against the outside elements. If your roof is aging, damaged, or poorly installed, it might not be protecting your home from the weather. If moisture from rain or snow gets through, it can cause a lot of expensive damage. Hire Edmonton roofing contractors to replace it for you before discovering a leak and suffer significant damage.

How to tell if you need a new roof?

Before we get into breaking down the roofing cost, let us help you determine if it's time for a roof replacement.

Curling and peeling shingles: If your shingles are peeling away and curling at the edges, it's time to replace them. Curling typically happens sooner for shingles on south-facing slopes as they get more sun exposure.

Missing shingles: Missing shingles is usually a sign of faulty installation, and your roof could be failing.

Shingle granules everywhere: If you've noticed shingle granules in the yard around the house, or your gutters are full of granules, it means your roof could be nearing the end of its life cycle.

Damaged flashing: Flashing is used around chimneys, vents, and sometimes in roof valleys. If it's damaged or coming apart, it either needs to be repaired or replaced.

Your roof is old: Most asphalt roofs can last about 20 to 25 years. Installation and ventilation play a big part in aging your roof prematurely. If your roof is decades old and showing its wear, it's time for a replacement.

There is a leak: If your roof is leaking, it needs some work! In some cases, you can repair leaks without an entire roof replacement. If it's leaking and showing one or more of the above mentioned signs, it's best to replace it.


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How much does roofing cost?

Several factors will help determine the new roofing cost. Those include labour, the roof's square footage, the complexity of the new roof installation, market conditions, cleanup, disposal, and the cost of roof materials.  In 2021 the Cost of Lumber has gone up 188% since 2019. There are supply shortages everywhere, and in many cases supply houses on are "allocation" meaning they are only given a set amount to work with from the factories and manufacturers. Therefor if they run out, that is all they have. So when trying to get a price for a new roof in many cases we as roofing companies in Edmonton can have our hands tied behind our backs. There are other markets like Calgary and Colorado which have been hit by storms and insurance companies have a bigger budget and a much higher risk of not getting roofs fixed quickly. Home owners will put things off from time to time, but the minute a home is damaged by wind, or hail and insurance is involved? They want it fixed now, and every drop of water that gets in will have its damage exaggerated to reflect a bigger settlement from insurance. So the insurance company will simply outbid a local edmonton roofing contractor on price for materials to make sure they don't have the headaches.  

Before we compare roofing materials, we can give you simple cost estimates for three common roofing materials. This chart compares the cost of just materials with the price of materials, including installation.  

Material Type

Cost of materials, labour excluded

Cost of roof including installation

Asphalt roofing

$1.60 - $2.90

$3.88 - $4.95

Cedar roofing

$4.85 - $6.50

$9.96 - $17.50

Rubber roofing

$3.15 - $4.45

$8.45 - $10.15

The average roof is approximately 2200 square feet. This chart shows the estimated cost of materials for the average roof and compares it with material cost, including installation.

Material Type

Cost of materials, labour excluded

Cost of roof including installation

Asphalt roofing

$2,332 - $3,190

$6,996 - $9,570

Cedar roofing

$7,270 - $10,900

$24,810 - $32,700

Rubber roofing

$5,730 - $7,710

$17,190 - $22,130

Roof repair cost

If you do not need a full roof replacement, roof repair in Edmonton might be the best option for you. Sargeant's Roofing charges a $159 Repair Inspection Service fee. If we find an issue, we will give a detailed quote for the repair. Your inspection fee will be deducted from your repair cost once completed. It is not easy to estimate the cost of roof repair without seeing the extent of the damage or repair required.

Investing in professional roof installation

The most expensive part of your roof replacement will be the cost of labour. A full roof replacement is a time-consuming, labour-intensive job. Labour could include removing your old shingles, repairing roof decking, installing shingles, installing flashing, cleanup, and disposal of old materials.

A professional Edmonton roofer will know how to replace a complex roof most efficiently and effectively. If you have many slopes and valleys, you want to make sure the roofing system is installed correctly. Otherwise, you can run into big, expensive problems down the road.

Reputable Edmonton roofers have gone through training and have years of experience to ensure the job correct installation that can last for years to come. We do not recommend DIY roofing. Not only is it challenging work that requires both labour and special equipment, but it can also be hazardous if you don't know what you're doing. Plus, faulty installation could result in damage, leaks, or a premature roof replacement. Experienced roofers are equipped with the knowledge, tools, and safety equipment to get the job done right and safely.

Comparing roofing materials

Sargeant's Roofing focuses on the three types of roofing systems: asphalt, rubber, and cedar roofs.

Asphalt Roofing

Asphalt is, by far, one of the most popular roofing materials. Asphalt shingles have come a long way over the years, and new manufacturing processes have ensured their durability and longevity. When properly installed, an asphalt roof should last up to 25 years. Most shingle manufacturers provide a warranty on their products, and sometimes it's transferable from one homeowner to the next. Asphalt is also versatile in design. You can choose from a range of shingle styles and colours.

One disadvantage of asphalt shingles is that they absorb the heat from the sun. Because of this and compared to other roofing types, they're not the premium choice for energy efficiency. They will also deteriorate in sun-exposed areas faster than in other areas causing curling and peeling.

Cedar Roofing

Cedar shingles or shakes are timeless in style and can add curb appeal and value to your home. Cedar is naturally resistant to rot and insects and is an environmentally friendly, renewable resource. As a natural insulator, your cedar roof will help improve your home's thermal performance. They can last up to 35 years with proper installation and care.

Cedar roofing is more expensive than the other roofing materials. However, the long life cycle of a cedar roof can make it worth the cost. If you live in a rainy or humid climate, cedar can be susceptible to moss or algae growth. Fortunately, we rarely have that problem with cedar roofing in Edmonton, Alberta, which has a dryer climate.

Rubber Roofing

Rubber roofing is becoming more and more popular among residential homes. Innovative rubber shingles are waterproof, protecting your home well from the elements. It's resistant to rot, insects, and some materials are fire retardant too. Rubber roofing can be made of recycled materials and is 100% recyclable also. It's a good insulator and comes in a range of colours and shingle styles. With proper installation, a rubber roof can last more than 30 years.

If not installed properly, your rubber roofing is susceptible to leaks around vents and chimneys on the roof. Always make sure you hire roofing contractors in Edmonton who has experience installing rubber roofing projects to make sure it's done correctly. In the future, if your roof becomes damaged from weather or fallen debris, rubber roofing is easy and cost-effective to fix.

Need a new roof or roof repair?

If you've determined that you need a new roof, contact us for a free consultation. We will provide a full roof inspection and provide an accurate quote based on the roofing material you've chosen. Connect with us today!