We can confirm that cheap roofing services exist — and those individuals just want to swindle you off your money. Quality roofing is always quite an investment, but that’s because reliable roofers in Calgary AB have the best equipment and tried-and-proven methods to resolve all your roofing needs. However, cheap roofing products do exist, and most homeowners in Calgary AB aren’t sure whether the manufacturers behind these products are trustworthy.

Truth be told: homeowners who plan to sell their home and are looking for ways to raise its price find the usual asphalt shingles to look “cheap.” If you look in the market, they’re the most affordable one out there. EPDM roofs — which we consider impractical for residential use — are the true, cheapest roofing material. But, asphalt shingles go in second, and it’s even more practical.

Asphalt shingles can last between 20-50 years with excellent maintenance and depending on the asphalt amount manufacturers have used. You can trust companies such as IKO or Certainteed to provide you with high-quality, thick, and long-lasting asphalt shingle solutions. On the other hand, if you find another manufacturer that offers less for asphalt shingles, consider looking at the amount of asphalt in the shingles you’re about to purchase.

In light of all this, we highly suggest that you consider your roofing as an investment rather than an opportunity to save money. Always remember that you’ll be living in your home for a long time, and having a cheap roof with uncertain durability and longevity is never a good thing.

Bloomfield Construction has some great alternatives if you’re looking for a good roof to use. Learn more about it below:


Metal roofing can be expensive, but choosing to go with a lower quality material can increase the likelihood of dents. While it is lightweight and withstands wind well, it absorbs less heat than asphalt shingles. Excessive noise can be a factor if you live in an area that experiences a lot of rain, hail or wind storms. Metal roofing is available in sheets or shingles, giving you the option to make your home a bit different than most others on the block.

Wood shingles and shakes

Wood shingles and shakes are made from cedar, redwood and southern pine. Western Red Cedar #1 Blue Label is the best option here. Some areas restrict the use of wood shingles to due flammability, so check your local building codes before installing. While this material is moderate to high in initial cost, it requires frequent upkeep and can have a shorter lifespan. If maintenance time and expenses are something you’re trying to avoid, you may want to consider a different material. Poor installation methods and improper ventilation will significantly decrease the lifespan of your wood shingle or shake roof.


Slate is the most expensive and heaviest roofing option. It is also the oldest type of roofing material, so if you’re going for a rustic, aged feel for your home, slate may be a great candidate. It protects well against fire and wind and tends to have a long lifespan. One downside: slate must be installed on very steep-sloping roofs. (Continued)

If you have yet to find a dependable roofer to work with, you can always count on us at No Payne Roofing for all your Calgary AB roofing needs. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you!