For most homeowners considering a new roof, the first question on their minds is the cost. This is a perfectly natural thought, as most of us consider our homes to be a significant financial investment. Here at Calgary Siding, we understand this concern. We are always fully upfront with our clients about our pricing and are glad to work within your budget to accomplish your roofing goals.
Calgary Roofing is pleased to offer all of our clients our famous Price Match Guarantee. With this policy, we pledge to match any price that our customers bring us from another licensed roofing company. We are committed to providing our clients with the best roofing experience, and getting the best roofing experience includes getting the best price on your new roof. We never have hidden fees and are always fully upfront with all of our customers about the cost of their roofing materials and installation.
Take a look at the chart below to find out more about the costs and financing of different roofing materials.
The prices listed below include the cost of materials, the cost of labor, and the cost of waste removal.
|Material||Price per sq ft*|
|EPDM Rubber Roofing||$4-$6|
For most roofing companies, the pricing model operates on a ratio of 40% materials and 60% labor. This is rarely set in stone and it does fluctuate, but for most roofers, it is a generally applicable rule. As labor and installation costs begin to add up, it can be quite tempting for homeowners to want to take on their roofing project by themselves.
While installing a new roof in this way might save you a bit of money upfront, it is unlikely to be cost effective over the long run. Roofing can be quite difficult to install and, if not done properly, is likely begin failing within just a few years. At this point, the material will need to be ripped out and replaced, costing far more than it would have cost to install it properly to begin with.
Not all roofs are created equal, and not all roofers are equal roof creators. The price of your new roof will vary in accordance with the type of roof that you have, the material that you select, your local weather patterns and location, and the expertise of the roofer that you choose to hire. For most people, the cost of a new roof is somewhere in the range of $2.75 to $7.50 per square foot, with the average American roof running about 1,700 square feet.
New roofs are measured in squares, which are 100 square feet each. This means that, in total, a roof could cost anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000 dollars without anyone blinking an eye. If you have a more difficult roof to work with, you choose to opt for premium materials, and you choose to work with a top notch contractor, it is possible to pay even more than this.
The most common type of shingle is a three tab shingle with a twenty-five year warranty. The cost for this type of roofing typically ranges from $150 to $200 per square. This price includes shingles, under-layering, nails, venting, and flashing, along with other materials.
If you are truly building your roof from scratch, it may cost a bit more as you will require permitting, plywood, and tarp. When labor costs are factored in, a new three tab roof will typically cost $400 to $500 per square to install. If the removal of the old roof is required, this price can go a bit higher.
Architectural shingles with a thirty-year warranty tend to cost a bit more than their three tab counterpart. This material is a bit thicker and significantly more durable. It is a sound financial investment and our team here at Calgary Roofing recommends these materials to our clients. They typically cost about $75 more than three tab shingles, with a much better per-year cost-benefit analysis. The total cost will typically range between $600 and $700 per square.
These are the two most commonly installed types of roofing materials. Other options include wood, metal, and tile. You will also want to take into consideration what the wear and tear will be on your roof and along with the cost and complications of repair and maintenance. The longevity of a roofing material should play a considerable role in your decision about what sort of roof to install. You want your investment to be cost effective over time. No matter what your budget looks like, a new roof is something that is within your reach.
If you are able to invest in higher quality materials up front, it tends to be well worth the initial cost. Higher quality materials also tend to come with the financial safety of a manufacturer’s warranty. When properly installed, a good roof can last for a very long time, and it will last even longer if the roofing materials themselves are high quality to begin with.
We are more than happy to discuss all of your options with you. If you have questions about the type of roofing that would be best for your area or go well with the architecture of your home, we are more than happy to discuss it with you.