How Much Is A Roof Replacement?
Perhaps it’s due to damage or maybe it’s from age, eventually, no matter what the cause, all roofs need replacing. Roof replacement can be one of the costliest maintenance repairs a home owner will have to make so it’s easy to see why it would be tempting to put off or cut corners on. However, the roof is one of the most important elements of your house and if it’s not properly cared for, cost cutting measures my end up costing more in the long run.
Roof Replacement Cost in Canada
If you searched for a roof replacement cost calculator in Canada, you were probably presented with a slew of different estimates. This is very typical as the average cost to replace a roof depends on the size of the roof, materials used, degree of labour, and more. That’s why we’re hesitant to provide specific numbers prior to a roof inspection. With that being said, how much does a roof replacement cost in BC? Truth be told, it can vary between $5,000 for a small asphalt roof to over $65,000 for a large-scale, solar replacement. For a personalized quote, please reach out to our team directly.
What is the Average Cost to Tear Off and Replace Roof?
Wondering what the average cost to replace a roof is? You’re not alone. There are several factors that contribute to a roof replacement cost in BC, such as the:
- Size of the roof
- Pitch/ slope of the roof
- Materials used
- Location of the roof
- Impact of local building codes
- Specialty features such as skylights, chimneys, solar panels, ventilation pipes, etc.
When it comes to the average cost to tear off and replace a roof, the factors above have a substantial impact. Let’s take asphalt shingles for example. The price of removal can vary between $1,500 for a 900 sq/ft asphalt roof to $5,000 for the same material on a 3,000 sq/ft roof. Then the cost to replace those asphalt shingles can fall between $3,500 to $11,000 respectively. Now, other materials such as metal carry a higher price, typically costing homeowners over $11,000 for tin and up to $20,000 for stainless steel – which can last for over 60 years – to replace. Moral of the story, each roof comes with its own set of challenges which contribute to the final cost. It’s always a good idea to have a roof inspection conducted to get the most accurate estimation of cost.
Average Cost to Replace a Roof by Material
Cost to Replace Roof Shingles
The average cost to replace roof shingles is between $5,500 to $9,000. While asphalt shingles are one of the least expensive roofing solutions, these prices are only estimates and every roof requires an independent inspection.
Metal Roof Replacement Cost
A metal roof replacement cost in BC can vary between $875 per sq/ft for a tin roof to $1,025 for steel to $2,000 for copper. Depending on the size and material of the roof, homeowners can expect to pay anywhere between $11,000 to over $30,000 for a metal roof replacement.
Tile Roof Replacement Cost
Tile roofs can be heavy and may require additional framework to withstand the added weight of this roofing material. On average, the installation of concrete, Spanish, or clay roofing tiles varies between $15,000 to over $30,000 for a full reroof.
Cost of Wood or Cedar Shake Replacement
Wood and cedar shake is available in a variety of thicknesses, which can affect the final price. Generally, the average cost to replace a roof like this is between $12,000 to $16,000, however, additional treatments to improve fire rating and lifespan are available.
Average Cost of Flat Roof Replacement
The commercial flat roof replacement cost per square foot is between $50 to $1,200 plus. Depending on your choice of roofing materials and the size of your flat roof, the cost will be higher or lower. For example, TPO and EPDM roofing are more expensive, but have a long lifetime, are highly durable, and can save businesses repair costs in the long run.
Solar Roof Replace Cost in BC
According to our roof replacement cost calculator in Canada, the price to install solar power ranges between $15,000 to $30,000. However, with the environmental initiatives available, such as Canada’s Greener Homes Grant, solar power is more accessible and affordable than ever.
Roof Replacement Costs Vary
So how much does a new roof cost? Well, that depends. No two roofs are exactly the same and the cost of replacing a roof will vary, depending on a number of factors. At Taves Roofing, we are happy to offer you a free quote, and these are the things we consider when estimating the cost of roof repairs and replacements.
Things To Consider Before You Contact A Roofing Contractor
The first thing to consider is how big the roof is. It should probably go without saying that the bigger the roof, the larger the bill will be at the end of the day. You may not need to replace the whole roof, perhaps you only need one side or section of roof repaired.
Along with the size of the roof comes the pitch or slant of it. Usually depending on the climate and architectural style of where your home is located, your house may have a very angled roof or it might be nearly flat. The grade of the slope of your roof will determine whether contractors need extra harnesses and equipment and may affect the price of the quote. Our roofing professionals will also look to see what materials they will be working with. Shingles and asphalt are less expensive than clay tiles, which are less expensive than a metal roof.
We also take into consideration the overall condition of the roof. If the roof has been properly cared for and maintained over the years, chances are that the under layer has been kept in good shape, too. However, we will also need to assess the condition underneath the shingles, looking at whether there is structural damage or rot beneath the surface layer.
Roof Replacement Vs Roof Repairs
If you are considering repairing or replacing your roof, the best thing to do is call a professional to get a quote. At Taves Roofing, we will happily work with you to offer you a free quote. This does involve sending a roofing professional out to your home to get a first hand look at what kind of condition your roof is in and how we can help. For us, the integrity of your home matters a great deal and we can only give a proper assessment if we come out and see what kind of shape your roof is really in. Even if you’ve given it a good look over, there are still things like structural damage and rot that are not easily noticed by the untrained eye.
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