The Christmas season is a time for giving. While it creates a temporary economic stimulus (and even in the roofing sector as one of London ON’s best roofers), novelty gifts are what people commonly exchange. However, why not give something more practical this Christmas season? One of the many practical gifts you can give to anyone is a roofing service.

True enough, you’d definitely think it as an expensive gift to provide anyone. Roofing repairs and replacements aren’t the most affordable in the world especially in London ON. However, if you can invest in them, you can certainly see smiles and affirmations from the people you’re gifting to because it’s something someone rarely gives, and it saves them so much money in the future.

You have three great options when it comes to gifting roofing services. The most affordable is a roofing maintenance plan. Many contractors offer a once-a-year fee that grants your gifted one or two inspections and maintenance annually. Its cost is undeniably better than having to spend thousands on just a single roof repair.

West Roof Systems has a great article on the cost of a commercial roofing maintenance plan. You can learn more about it below.

Cost of a Maintenance Plan

The cost of your maintenance plan is determined by the square footage of your building. On average, the basic commercial roof maintenance program includes:

  • Roof inspection
  • Cleaning of gutters and drain baskets
  • Inspection report

This basic maintenance plan will cost, on average, $0.03 – $0.04 per square foot* and an additional fuel charge of about $0.75 per mile*. Anything more than the basic roof maintenance will need to be quoted by your maintenance program provider.

The great thing about maintenance plans is the ability to pay in advance for a year’s worth of visits (2-3 visits) from your contractor at once and forget about it for the rest of the year. (Continued)

True enough, the value of anything depends on how much your gifted wants or needs it. A roof maintenance plan is useless if the one you’re gifting to needs a full-on roof repair. True enough, it costs about one year of roofing maintenance subscription for a single roof repair.

Then again, it is still worth giving especially if you understand this neighbor, friend, or family member direly needed a roof repair as soon as possible. If you’re giving it to someone who just came out from a very strong rain or snowstorm, then it’s definitely a great gift to give.

Fixr has a good estimate on how much you can likely spend on roof repair services. Learn more about it below.

How much does it cost to repair a roof?

Part of owning a home means giving it constant care and attention. The roof adds to your curb appeal and home value, while also providing protection from the elements. Eventually, weather and time will start to cause damage, including leaks or worse. Even small leaks should be fixed immediately before the problem escalates, so plan on addressing roof issues as soon as you see them.

If a square of asphalt 1 roof (100 square foot section) needs to be replaced, which is a common form of repair, it will cost about $650. Roof repairs can cost as little as $150, but when major repairs start to approach the cost of a new roof, you may want to consider a total roof replacement.

Signs that your roof needs repair

A visual inspection will help you determine if your roof needs repairing. Some signs that you may need repairs include:

  • Cracks in seals surrounding chimneys and skylights.

  • Missing/damaged shingles 2.

  • Materials that are 15 years old or more. (Continued)

We understand that roofing is an expensive gift to provide. However, gifting someone roofing equipment which is as expensive as a roofing solution might be of less value than providing them with roofing replacement materials instead. An alternative is to offer to buy their roofing materials while they handle the fees for roofing labor.

A helping hand is always a great gift especially if your gifted really needs to have their roof refurbished as soon as possible. Networx has a great estimate on the cost of new asphalt shingles. Learn more here.

Costs of Popular Shingle Types

Roofing is a lot like kitchen counters: Despite the endless hype and industry buzz around the latest trendy materials, most homeowners stick with the old, familiar standards. In the case of countertops, it’s plastic laminate. In the case of roofing, it’s asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles come in two main types: basic 3-tab (or “flat”) style and architectural style (also called “laminate” for their layered construction that gives them visual texture). Other players in the shingle market include traditional wood and an assortment of recycled materials such as metal, rubber and plastic-composite. Be aware that prices for materials vary by region, and the only price that really matters is the one given by your local home center, supplier or chosen roofing contractor.


Retail price for 25-year, 3-tab shingles is about $25 to $30 per bundle, plus tax. You need three bundles per square, so the total price is around $75 to $90 per square. For architectural shingles, the retail price jumps to about $33 to over $52 per bundle, or $100 to $160 per square. Architectural shingles typically have higher wind ratings and longer warranties than standard 3-tab materials. (Continued)

If you have yet to find a roofing contractor who can help you with all your roofing needs, don’t hesitate to call on us at Cub Roofing. We guarantee only the finest roofing services and results possible. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.