How much does it cost to replace a roof in Toronto?


Let’s get to the point: the cost of a shingle roof on a typical bungalow will normally vary between $4,000 and $5,500 and that of an average cottage between $5,000 and $7,000. A flat roof will cost a minimum of $7,000 for a 1000 ft. area.  Although this represents a significant investment, a damaged roof can cause damage and have much greater financial consequences than the cost of replacing it, which are usually not covered by insurers. It is therefore usually more economical to carry out this renovation as soon as it is due rather than waiting for it to cause damage.

The price of a roof repair can vary greatly depending on different elements such as the slope of the roof, the type of materials used, the surface area, the temperature and finally the roof structure. Here we present you with the average costs according to the type of roof and materials as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Asphalt shingles, the cheapest option

Asphalt shingle roofs are the most common and are often chosen during roof repairs because of their low cost, which is much lower than other types of roofs. Its variety of colors, finishes and therefore style also makes it very popular and allows you to modify the appearance of your home.”After a lot of roof repairs in Toronto, I can assure you that asphalt shingles is a cheap option”, says Mike from Devis Roofing Toronto. The life span often varies depending on the weight of the asphalt shingles, but it is very common to be offered a warranty ranging from 20 years to a lifetime. New generation asphalt shingles should be more resistant to the effects of time and sunlight. 

To get your asphalt shingles through our sunny winters and summers, proper ventilation in the attic is the key. The sun is an enemy for this type of roofing because the intense heat dries out the oils in the asphalt and weakens the material. Adequate ventilation can reduce shingle heat in summer and moisture accumulation and ice formation in winter.

Finally, for the cost, asphalt shingle roofs are the cheapest and you need to count $3.15 per square foot at least, which represents a starting price of $4,000 for a typical bungalow to hope for a job well done. 

What is the price of a TPO or EPDM roof?

This material is actually a synthetic rubber that has a high resistance to the sun’s rays and is perfectly resistant to our winters. Its lifespan is more than 50 years and is very ecological, from its manufacture to the end of its life. This type of roof is available in white, which reduces heat capture. Compared to other types of oil-based roofs, EPDM roofs are often considered to be the least polluting and most durable.

On the negative side, the fact that it is single-layer can make it more fragile, the cost is somewhat high since the installation is very specialized and the joints can weaken over time. The cost is between $7.50 and $9.50 per square foot and the life span is 25 to 35 years.