What is the average cost for a shingle roof replacement in North GTA?

AVERAGE COST:

$5,000 - $15,500

Replacing a roof of the asphalt shingle for a 2000sqf 2 story house can range anywhere between $5,000 to $15,000 depending on the shingles chosen, condition of the roof and job contents. Shingles vary from different brands and different types of the asphalt shingles. And roof conditions include the slope, pitch, size and surrounding of your roof. You can expect to pay $2.50 to $7.50 per sq. foot or $250 to $750 per square installed on a 2000sqf 2 story house. Costs will vary depending on local roof contractor’s pricing, also this price is changing yearly with inflation.

Here North GTA covers North York, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, Vaughan, King City, Markham, Stouffville, Barrie, Innisfil, Bradford and Keswick.

  • What are Fiberglass Shingles?

  • Fiberglass vs Organic Asphalt Shingles

  • Fiberglass Shingle Prices

  • Life Expectancy

  • Types of Fiberglass Shingles

  • Fiberglass Shingles & Climate

What are Fiberglass Shingles?

Fiberglass shingles are made of a woven fiberglass base mat, covered with a waterproof asphalt coating, and topped with ceramic granules that shield the shingles from harmful UV rays. Because of the composition of the fiberglass mat, less asphalt is needed to give the shingles their durability and strength, making them a lighter and more environmentally friendly option than traditional organic-mat asphalt shingles. Fiberglass roofing is a great option for your roof installation project because it is a tough and very resilient material that is non-porous, does not change shape, and won’t dry out. Fiberglass is a very popular roofing shingle type.

Fiberglass Shingles vs. Organic Shingles

Fiberglass shingles are a type of asphalt shingle, often compared to an organic mat asphalt shingle. Fiberglass shingles are different because they have a fiberglass mat while organic asphalt shingles use paper as the base. Fiberglass shingles are more water resistant, fire resistant, and work well in hot climates and are often more expensive. Fiberglass shingles are less durable in extremely cold climates and are prone to damage when exposed to steady low temperatures. As far as looks go, fiberglass and asphalt shingles are difficult to tell the differences.

Fiberglass Shingle Prices

Fiberglass shingles are among the most cost-effective roofing shingles available. Fiberglass shingles can be applied directly over old shingles, saving you the expense of removing and hauling away your old roof. It is important to note though, if there are already two or more shingle layers on your existing roof, it is HIGHLY advisable to remove the old layers before applying new shingles.

How Long Do Fiberglass Shingle Roofs Last?

Fiberglass shingles can last from 15 to 25 years, while traditional asphalt shingles usually last a maximum of 15 years. . If you install fiberglass roofing and go with a more expensive roofing brand you can expect a longer life expectancy, better durability, and longer warranties for your roof.

Types of Fiberglass Shingles

There are two types of fiberglass shingles as far as style goes that homeowners have installed. There are 3 tab fiberglass shingles which are the more affordable type of asphalt shingle. The more expensive tier fiberglass shingle is an architectural shingle roof which is the standard for most homes, they create visually pleasing designs and can even be made to look like slate tile roofing or wood shake roofing at a fraction of the cost.

Are Fiberglass Shingles Right for Your Climate?

High Heat Climates:

Manufacturer warranties currently guarantee fiberglass shingles for 15-30 years. The large variance in those warranties are typically based on climate, weather, and other environmental factors in your area. Homeowners in areas where their roofs will be enduring long summers with high heat like an asphalt roof in Austin, TX may need to replace roofing sooner than homeowners in cooler regions.

Colder Climates:

In areas known for severe winters, ice may aggravate tiny cracks and fissures. Algae and fungus growth can also be potentially damaging for roofing in perennially damp or subtropical areas. Algae-resistant shingles are available. The ceramic granules on the shingles are simply coated with leachable copper to prevent discoloration and long-term damage from algae and moss growth. Keep in mind though, this protective treatment can add 10 to 15% installation cost to your roofing materials budget.



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