ROOFING COSTS 2021

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The price of a roof in 2021 depends on the market, the quality of the roofing shingles, the roof pitch (steep roofs cost more), the roof area, and the complexity of the roof.

An asphalt roof varies between $3.25 to $4.25 per square foot in Edmonton, but some asphalt roofs may cost over $8.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COST?

ROOFING LABOUR COST

A large portion of a roof replacement is labour cost. This is because it takes days of hard work to complete a roofing project, and it takes many years of training and experience 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 Team Lead is the head of a crew. He is responsible for managing the workflow, ensuring the quality of the work performed. A Team Lead reports directly to the Superintendent or the Business Owner. 

SHINGLE DELIVERY & HOISTING

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Asphalt shingles come in bundles. They are transported by a truck and hoisted on top of a roof using a crane.

ROOFING MATERIALS COST

A roof replacement takes a lot of material. An average roof consumes between 70 to 130 bundles of asphalt shingles, which is upwards of 6,000 lbs of materials! Asphalt shingles cost increases by 5% to 10% annually, and sometimes the cost will increase more than two times in a year. Premium/Designer asphalt shingles cost twice as much in comparison.

Shingles are just one thing. Accessories are another significant portion of the total material cost:

  • Starter shingles

  • Hip & ridge shingles

  • "Ice & water" waterproofing underlayment

  • Water-resistant roofing underlayment

  • Plywood or wood boards

  • Roofing vents

  • Goosenecks and plumbing vents 

  • Drip-edge and other metal flashings

  • Nails, caulking, and other small stuff

DUMPING COST

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 or a similar facility in the city.

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