Roof repairs may sound simple, but for many Edmonton AB homeowners, it’s a huge headache. Do-it-yourself steps in repairing asphalt, clay, or even metal roofing can be easy to follow. However, homeowners need fast roof repairs. In fact, the biggest contributor to their slowdown is finding the right materials needed for fast roof repairs.

In most blogs you’ve probably read in the past, you’ve never seen any references to a supplier. Most try to avoid third parties. True enough, dependable and highly reliable Edmonton AB roofers with in-depth knowledge and experience in roof repairs can handle the supply sourcing. However, if you intend to go DIY fast roof repairs, the first thing to look for is material prices. Here’s HomeAdvisor’s 2019 material price list to help you.

Metal Roof and Asphalt Shingles Prices 2019

Asphalt shingles range from $70 to $160 per square (or 100 square feet) and metal roofing ranges from $120 up to $900 per square. The price for asphalt is much less than the price of metal roofing. In fact, the total asphalt shingle roof price is less than half of metal.

Asphalt Cost Factors


$70 to $100 per square (i.e. 100 square feet)


$100 to $160 per square

Felt underlayment

$20 per roll

Synthetic underlayment

$80 to $100 for 400 square feet

Metal Cost Factors

Steel or aluminum shingles

$250 to $375

Corrugated steel panels

$100 to $200

Stone-coated steel

$200 to $

Standing seam

$400 to $700

Copper or zinc roofing

$700 to $900


$350 to $1,500 (Continued)

At this point, you have made a rough budget figure with the prices above. However, this is not enough. To ensure you can perform fast roof repairs, you have to find the RIGHT roofing materials supplier. The article above helps make sure you have enough to spend for a fast transaction. Finding the right roofing material supplier speeds up the process of material pickups and deliveries. In turn, this will help you perform fast roof repairs.

Al’s Roofing Supply has a great post talking about the best qualities of a roofing material supplier both roofing contractors of Edmonton AB and its homeowners and property owners should know. Read more about it below.

Finding The Right Supplier for Fast Roof Repairs

If you are a roofing contractor, there are many important decisions you will need to make about how you run your business. While it is vital to focus on your marketing efforts and getting the right clients, making sure you have the right roofing supplier is equally as important, if not more so. The trouble is that, if you are new to the business, you may not know what to look for in a great roofing supply company. Get to know some of the factors to consider when choosing a roofing supplier so you can find the right one for your business and provide services to your customers as soon as possible.

They Carry a Wide Variety of Roofing Material Options

First and foremost, the roofing supply company that you work with needs to offer a wide array of roofing materials for you to choose from. The various clients that you work with will have different tastes and preferences when it comes to the aesthetic and functional design of their roofs. Across much of the country, asphalt shingles are the norm and the most popular roofing material option. They are among the most economical options available as they are relatively low in cost while also tough and durable.(Continued)

Now, you’ve got the right budget and narrowed your supplier list to a handful. The next step is to begin your DIY roof repairs once a bright, sunny day appears on your scheduled weekend. If you want fast roof repairs while doing it yourself, it may be next to impossible without the right experience and knowledge.

Roofing does sound simple on paper or on the instructions you read. However, it takes plenty of experience just to get yourself balanced on a high-slope rooftop. Additionally, it takes knowledge to make sure you remove and nail the replacement roofing material correctly. With this in mind, working with a good roofing contractor assures you can have fast roof repairs that are efficient too. All American Roofing has a great list of qualities you should look for in roofers.

The Proper Qualities to Look for in a Roofing Contractor

Properly Licensed

One of the most important qualities of a good roofer is a proper licenses; they should have a state- or county-issued license and it should be a roofing contractor’s license, separate from a business license. Legitimate roofing companies have no problems providing their license information, and it’s easy enough to verify this by calling the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board. A properly licensed contractor will ensure that your roofing project will comply with all applicable building codes.

Insurance Coverage

Hiring contractors without insurance coverage is a huge risk, and if they do provide insurance coverage, make sure they have liability insurance (for accidental property damage) and workers’ compensation (also known as workers’ comp, which covers worksite injuries). Do this the easy way by finding a roofing company with certification from major manufacturers because license and insurance, among others, are required to qualify for such a designation. (Continued)

If you have yet to find a reliable roofer, you can depend on DDCL to help with your residential roofing needs in Edmonton AB. We have more than a decade of collective roofing experience and guarantee only exceptional results. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.