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Old 07-04-2012, 10:24 AM
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Can anyone give me a ballpark figure on how much it will cost replace the shingles on a roof for a 1900 sq ft two story (approx 1200 sq ft of space under roof, whatever that works out to with slope). It is an older house so not too many gables or other architectural features, just a plain peaked roof and a an attached garage roof on a different level.

I'm figuring $10k, does that sound about right?
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:39 AM
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Can anyone give me a ballpark figure on how much it will cost replace the shingles on a roof for a 1900 sq ft two story (approx 1200 sq ft of space under roof, whatever that works out to with slope). It is an older house so not too many gables or other architectural features, just a plain peaked roof and a an attached garage roof on a different level.

I'm figuring $10k, does that sound about right?
Not sure about labour, but in edmonton I can supply you architectual fiberglass (better then asphalt) shingles for 0.72 per sq ft
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:42 AM
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:00 AM
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It's not hard to do it yourself.
Agreed. After getting a quote for $13K or $14K to redo our 4000 sqft of roofing, I figured "how hard can it be?"

The work is very labor intensive and I did 80% of the work alone, but I saved a lot of money. I bought malarkey 50yr shingles, plus all new vents, flashing, ice shield, tar paper, etc for under $4k total, delivered to the roof.

In my eyes, I made $9k that week by doing everything myself. Over a year later everything still looks great and haven't had a leak. "How hard can it be?"
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:13 AM
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We did ours ourselves and saved a ton.

I cant recall what the Sqft price worked out to, but for about 3000 sqft it worked out to around $3300 with new vents and tar paper.

The work is labor intensive, but really wasnt that bad. 3 of us stripped and resurfaced 3000 sq ft in a day. It was a long day, but really wasnt that bad.

When we did ours, i rented 4 dumpsters from a local company. I used our big telehandler from work, and just lifted the dumpsters up to the edge of the eaves. We would strip the shingles and push them down the roof and into the dumpster. When the dumpster was full, we grabbed another one and kept going. It worked great, just make sure that you use a big enough telehandler to handle the weight of the shingles.

We had two guys laying shingles, and one running around with an air nailer. Worked fine.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:28 AM
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The usual cost is between $1.30 to $2.00 a square foot depending on different variables. Steeper roofs 8/12 and above usually run a little more. Depending on the companies they try to "up sell" you on different things Ice & Water over tar paper, whirly birds over vents, new roof edge and several others depending on your roof. Best bet would be to get at least three estimates and see what the ball park is. Some people choose to pay a little more to get a bigger well established company that will be around in ten years as apposed to a smaller guy that may be gone next week.
That being said some of the smaller guys do a better job and if you are not scared of heights and your roof pitch is not extreme it is "easy" to do yourself. Most of the higher quality shingles have a nail line on them showing you were to do it and most include instruction on the back of each bundle that explains what to do.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:53 AM
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I won a complete re roof package Via K97 three years ago. It was their 1st Nailer down contest. I was told it worked out to about a 10k package including 50yr shingles and other parts and labour.
Thanks Terry Bill and Steve! And Jason and all the guys from Global Roof!
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:16 PM
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I did my roof last month. The same size like your house. Around $6000 with 30 years shingles. It was done by Dwight's Roofing Ltd. ph:780-461-8995. I had estimates from others for 10K and 12K. Good lack!
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:16 PM
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Wow roofing prices have sky rocketed,I used to be a roofing contractor I billed labor out at .30 cents/sq ft on a standard pitch roof 3/4 pitch was .35cents and square pitch was .50cents.
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:27 PM
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I did my roof last month. The same size like your house. Around $6000 with 30 years shingles. It was done by Dwight's Roofing Ltd. ph:780-461-8995. I had estimates from others for 10K and 12K. Good lack!
My dad just had it done. Dwight's a roofing also with 30 year shingles. His house is a 1 1/2 storey 1900 sq. ft split level. Cost was $6300
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:32 PM
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My dad just had it done. Dwight's a roofing also with 30 year shingles. His house is a 1 1/2 storey 1900 sq. ft split level. Cost was $6300
Did they do a good job? I am looking at having this done in the next year or 2 as well.

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Old 07-04-2012, 01:42 PM
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I'm very happy with the work Dwight' Roofing did. Very professional and clean. If I need roofing again, I'll call them.
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:46 PM
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I'm figuring $10k, does that sound about right?
No, sounds too high.

Budget around $220 per square including removal and disposal of old shingles (if your roof is under 7/12)

A 1900 square foot two story with a 540 square foot garage will require around 23 squares. Job should be done with full paper on 30 year shingles for around 5 k.
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Haven't visited AOF for a few years. I just did a google search for prices on reshingling roofs in Alberta and as I typed the search I thought to myself, I bet folks on AOF would know for sure. And the very first result for my search was this thread. I wasn't surprised but it sure gave me a smile.
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What the top 3 options to shingles either fiberglass or asphalt?

Looking for durability from hail and other elements, long life, easy repair or repairs never needed.
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Old 08-24-2017, 02:25 PM
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architectural fiberglass , lots of the new house have those now and they weight down more and choose a lighter color if you have any trees hanging over, try to pruned or chop it off .. i find that it really help keeping the area clear and adequate ventilation will help it last longer. or metal its about twice as expensive .
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Old 08-24-2017, 02:41 PM
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August 2017 .....I'm still installing new shingles on last years
Calgary hail damage ...
Prices have gone up quite a bit since 2012 .

There are available , way more crap shingles on the market
than maybe ever before . Most shingle warranties are
worthless.
DIY installations are sketchy at best , one bad flashing ,
A high nail , wrong underlay .....it's all for not .

I have been involved in slope roofing for almost twenty
Years . I have no idea why there has been so much
extreme weather in the south the last five years . There
Are a number of so called 30 yr. shingles only lasting
2-3 years . If you are going to do your own roof check
with your insurance company , some of them have lumped
roofing in with doing your own electrical . Bad idea .

Always glad to help ..Nik
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Old 08-24-2017, 02:51 PM
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Approx 5 G's for a 1200 Sq ft house last year.
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Old 08-24-2017, 02:58 PM
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Our roof is 3100sq feet. Contractors are supposed to shingle it next week. Quoted us $8300.
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Old 08-24-2017, 03:03 PM
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I paid $5,000 last Sept for mid grade asphalt on a 1200 sq ft house with all new vents and whirlly gig included on a 3-12 pitch.
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Old 08-24-2017, 03:09 PM
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I gave up on "asphalt" shingles because I found out they are made from paper. And the so-called 25 year shingles that were on my roof only lasted 8 years before they started to disintegrate. I have a beautiful steel roof that will out live me and my children. I should have done steel when I built my house in the first place.

Expensive....yes! My house, garage, and shed was $39k. (But to be fair, there is a lot of square footage.)
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Old 08-24-2017, 03:19 PM
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I gave up on "asphalt" shingles because I found out they are made from paper. And the so-called 25 year shingles that were on my roof only lasted 8 years before they started to disintegrate. I have a beautiful steel roof that will out live me and my children. I should have done steel when I built my house in the first place.

Expensive....yes! My house, garage, and shed was $39k. (But to be fair, there is a lot of square footage.)
What kind of metal? Curious what a 2500 sqft roof would cost to do these days.

I have seen aluminum with foam interlocking, copper and steel. I guess they must have some fancy textured or patterned metal roof products now?
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Paper base or Organic Mat are no longer made . They are fibreglass
Mat based now .....no more tips standing up .

Understand this ......there are no deals ....maybe a little off for
Labour ....find a roofer to work for nothing ....but you know what
you will get .

There is a right way and a wrong way and mostly unfortunately
you get the wrong way ....Especially on Insurance Claims


Sun d you want Malarkey Shingles ...read the web site
Legacy or Legacy Xl ...model ...
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Old 08-24-2017, 03:28 PM
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Paper base or Organic Mat are no longer made . They are fibreglass
Mat based now .....no more tips standing up .

Understand this ......there are no deals ....maybe a little off for
Labour ....find a roofer to work for nothing ....but you know what
you will get .

There is a right way and a wrong way and mostly unfortunately
you get the wrong way ....Especially on Insurance Claims
Agreed.

I had a roof replaced by insurance. They went cheap. Roof started leaking right away in the winter. Company said dripping in the house was just condensation. I said I a filling a gallon jug every 3 hours...he came out.

I was there to watch. He put the ladder up to the roof. Got to the top and grabbed an outer shingle and it just came off in his hand.

Turned out our roof was low slope. Needed tar to "glue" and seal it down. Turned out they didn't have enough so just spread what they had around.

Anyways they had to reshingle. I came out to "watch that time" and they had a ton more tar with them.
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Wow roofing prices have sky rocketed,I used to be a roofing contractor I billed labor out at .30 cents/sq ft on a standard pitch roof 3/4 pitch was .35cents and square pitch was .50cents.
And you probably didn't have roof top placement either.

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Old 08-24-2017, 04:40 PM
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What kind of metal? Curious what a 2500 sqft roof would cost to do these days.

I have seen aluminum with foam interlocking, copper and steel. I guess they must have some fancy textured or patterned metal roof products now?
Damn thick steel. And my roof area on all my buildings was a lot bigger than that. Stay away from aluminum. You can't walk on it if you need to go up on your roof (without damaging it). And it doesn't do too well with hail.

My roof's "texture" and color make it look like cedar shakes (sort of).

The main reason I chose steel was that it is truly a lifetime roof. Many lifetimes. And when I found out that "asphalt" shingles are made from paper, that sealed the deal. And the manufacturer of the original shingles was "offering" a warranty replacement. Of a really substandard replacement that had zero warranty. But...that's the roofing business.
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Old 08-24-2017, 04:56 PM
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I just did my roof with vanguard 50yr. You can roll them up tight like a roll of tinfoil and when it's unrolled, no damage. The 30yr rip.
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Like everything else it depends on who does it, and what you use.
Big shoutout to fellow AO member Wildwoods who hooked me up with a fellow who came and did my garage shingles this week. Did an excellent job and saved me a lot of money. PM me for ph#.
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Just had mine done up here in fort mac this spring, I believe they used about 80 bundles to shingle the roof. And a few peaks valleys . He used the iko Cambridge shingles ,put in new vent tops and fancy looking whirly birds and a safety anchor and all the water and ice shield. $8200 tax in
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Old 08-24-2017, 10:16 PM
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AOF always comes though! Thank you, all!

Reason I ask is because there are a lots of houses in my area having the shingles replaced. After that wind storm we had in Red Deer I counted eight houses within eyeshot from my house that had shingles ripped off.

My shingles made it but with these storms year after year becoming more intense I figure my roof has one more year and I best replace it. It lost much of those little pebbles on the shingles from the hail storms this year. And they're turning a lighter touch of grey from original very dark grey.

I'm the second owner of the house. Built in 2006 but I'm positive seller said shingles replaced in 2010. Will have to dig out papers. Regardless, my shingles are near done, so I need to start saving. Looks like I better aim for $10K to be on the safe side. Ouch. Way she goes, I guess.

Thanks again!
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