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Understanding metal roofing prices in Canada

If you’re looking into roofing prices in Canada, you may be surprised to see that you have been offered a number of different quotes. Therefore, it is important that you understand the cost of your new roof and the different factors that affect it. Below, we are going to look at these factors in further depth.

1. Roofing material

One of the biggest factors that determine the cost of a new roof is the material you choose. For example, Canadian metal roofing prices are different for metal cladding, metal tiles and standing seam panels. Metal roofing is considered one of the most durable roofing products available, thus you will save a considerable amount of money over time due to longevity, energy-efficiency and no maintenance of these roofs.

2. Roof area

Another factor that is going to impact the cost of your new roof is the size of it. Generally speaking, the bigger the roof is, the more it is going to cost you. If you want to find out a rough estimate for the cost of your new roof being installed, you can locate the average price per square foot for a roof in your area and then multiply this with the total size of the roof. For example, AMT Metal Roofing offers installation of metal tiles and standing seam metal roofs in Alberta and Ontario. A new metal roof will cost you between $8.00 and $11.00 per square foot, including materials and labour.

3. Roof structure and pitch

There are number of factors that need to be considered when determining roof installation cost. These include skylights, chimneys, valleys, dormers, number of roof planes, and a pitch of your roof. The structure of the roof is going to determine whether or not it is going to be easy to work on. If it is, this can help to lower the total cost of getting a new roof installed.  Otherwise, installation process will take longer and therefore, more expensive.

4. Existing roof removal

You are going to have to pay extra cost if you need your old roof to be removed and disposed of. It takes time and effort for an old roof to be stripped and removed. This may not be needed though if your roof deck will get strapped before metal goes on.

5. Labour

Finally, you also need to consider the labor cost. Skilled professionals are required to make sure that a roof is installed correctly. It is not advisable to cut corners here because it could end up costing you a lot more in the long-run, if your roof is not installed to the industry standards. Metal roofs can be more challenging and time consuming to install when compared with asphalt shingles.

To conclude, there are a number of different factors that are going to influence the cost of your new roof. It is important to understand these factors so that you can make an educated decision when purchasing a
new roof for your house.

Please contact AMT Metal Roofing if you need a quote on a metal roof. We offer supply & installation services of metal roofing systems for residential, industrial and commercial properties in Alberta and Ontario.