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Edmonton Roofing Cost 2020

Edmonton Roofing Cost 2020

Edmonton roofing cost 2020 depends on market conditions, material, labour, the roof pitch, the roof surface area, and the complexity of the roof. An asphalt roof replacement in Edmonton costs between C$3 to C$4/sq.ft., but some asphalt roofs may cost up to $10 per square foot. Depending on a few factors, a 1,700 square feet asphalt roof can cost $5,100 to $6,800 on average. 

Check out our blog post on the cost of re-roofing.

Photo: shingle bundles and underlayment

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What is included in the cost?

Roofing Labour

Why do you need an experienced roofing contractor?

The most expensive portion of a roof replacement is its 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 Crew Lead is the head of a crew. He/she is responsible for managing the workflow, ensuring the quality of the work performed. A Crew Lead reports directly to the Operating Manager or the Business Owner. Sometimes, the Crew Lead is also the Business Owner. 

roofing crew 

Roofing Materials

A roof replacement takes a lot of material. An average roof consumes between 70 to 130 bundles of asphalt shingles, which is 3,500 to 6,000 Ibs of materials! Asphalt shingles cost increases by 5% to 10% annually, and sometimes the cost will increase more than three times per year. Premium asphalt shingles cost twice as much in comparison.

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

  • Starter shingles
  • Hip & ridge shingles
  • Ice & water underlayment
  • Roofing underlayment
  • Plywood
  • 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.

 safe roofing delivery


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 in the city.

Photo: a dumping bin is used for a roof replacement work

Roof Inspection

Don't want surprises? You may ask the roofing contractor to have a roof inspection done. A roof surface inspection checks the condition of the shingles, metal flashing conditions, etc. An attic inspection checks 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.

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