Average Price to Replace an Asphalt Shingle Roof In Ontario
Asphalt shingle roofs are the most popular type of roof material in Ontario. Their life span ranges from 15 – 30 years based on various factors, but eventually, asphalt roofs will need to be replaced. So how much does it cost to replace a shingle roof in Ontario?
When you contact a roofing company for a roof replacement estimate, below are the various factors that impacts cost for replacing asphalt shingles in Ontario.
The overall size of the roof contributes to the price of replacing a roof for many reasons. The larger the roof, the more material it requires. It will also take longer to reconstruct the roof, thus adding to the labour cost.
The roof pitch plays an important factor since the steeper the roof, the more difficult it is to work on. Additional safety equipment is required as the inclination increases to ensure all contractors are well protected. As well, materials cannot be stacked on higher pitched roofs thus adding a degree of complication to the project.
Accessibility to the Roof
Roofs that are not easily accessible and require special equipment to transport roofers and materials onto the roof will increase labour hours as well as equipment cost.
Type of Shingle
The most popular shingles are the ones made with asphalt. They are versatile, affordable and easy to install compared to other materials. Asphalt shingles come in 2 styles: 3-tab & architectural. The 3-tab shingles, which is the most widely used and least expensive, is very flat and have cut-outs along the bottom edge, making it look 3 separate pieces. On the other hand, the architectural style gives a 3-dimensional look and is heavier and more durable.
Considering the factors listed above, asphalt shingle roof replacements for residential properties range as follows:
|Size in Square Feet||Typical Price Range|
|500 -1000||$1,200 – $3,000|
|1500 – 2500||$3,500 – $7,000|
|2500 – 3500||$7,000 – $10,000|
In general, pricing usually includes the removal and disposal of 1 layer of old shingles as well as any underlayment, accessories and necessary building permits.
- Hire only insured roofing contractors. Using uninsured contractors mean all liability will be transferred to the homeowner in the event the worker is injured, property is damaged and/or the home insurance policy will no longer be valid.
- Roof replacement estimates that are unusually lower than other roofing companies may be an indication of uninsured roofers, inexperience or uncertified contractors.
- Check reviews from past customers of the roofing company. Make note of projects similar to your request and the corresponding testimonials.
- If you are unsure on how to choose a professional and reliable roofing contractor, read our article "How to Choose a Roofing Contractor" for tips.
Nailed It Roofing and Construction has been rebuilding asphalt shingled roofs for residents of Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Milton and the GTA for over 15 years. All of our roofers are insured and has obtained certifications issued by leading roofing material manufacturers. Contact us for a free, no-obligation roof replacement estimate today.
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