Roofers in Calgary must always prepare for extremes. They must be ready to select materials that can handle frigid cold, sweltering heat, torrential rains and winds. While aesthetics matter, when a company entices you with its “contact us” spiel, you must make sure that they are knowledgeable in making sure your roof is durable and can sustain a wide variety of conditions.
Asphalt composition shingles are a very common choice for roofing. It is relatively inexpensive and premium grades have a fairly long lifespan. Roofing materials companies that carry this kind of roofing now even cater to aesthetic choices by offering asphalt shingles in different colors to suit the style of house. However, the standard shingles do not stand up well to a lifetime of sun exposure. If this is the selection a company provides for you, it should not be viewed as a long-term solution.
Wood shingles are more visually appealing than many other applications. They create a texture that passersby cannot miss, even from a distance. It is also more environmentally friendly that other choices. This material will require quite an investment in labor, however. Not every contractor knows how to properly install it. It also is not fire safe and can easily succumb to rotting.
Metal shingles are a great option for durability. They are fireproof and make it easy for homeowners to remove ice and snow that accumulate during winter months. They do not cater to aesthetics and can easily dent if anything falls on them. Selecting this type of roofing will require a solid protection plan against corrosion.
Other options include composite, slate and clay materials. It is best to consult with your contracting company and be sure they can advise you on both the pros and cons of each material. You will not want to reinvest in a roof each year, so what you choose should be based on longevity and selected carefully.
Southern Roofing Water Proofing, at 612 36 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2L7, Canada is ready to help you make a choice about your roof today. Call the Calgary office at 403-457-4616.