You expect your roof to last for more than 10-30 years, especially if you’ve purchased it from Certainteed. Truthfully, we’re on your side on this one as your dependable roofers in Calgary AB. You have the right to expect your roof to last for this lifespan. Both roofing materials and certified labor should guarantee you have an excellent roof.
Unfortunately, reality isn’t too simple. Any roof within ten years of age shows signs of deterioration. In our experience, roofs that get massive damage by ten years of age have minimal roofing maintenance. It’s crucial to remember that roofing material and labor can bring your roof lifespan a long way, but roofing maintenance takes its lifespan and dependability even further.
However, even if you have regular roofing maintenance, having a roofing replacement savings is excellent in preserving your property’s overall lifespan. When something happens to your roof, you can call on Calgary AB roofing professionals to fix it up quickly.
If you’re unsure whether to repair or replace your roof, you can always look at All Roofing Solution‘s convenient guide. Read more about it below.
You roof’s age is one of the most important considerations. Most asphalt shingles have a lifespan of about 15 – 30 years. If the roof is damaged but most of it is still in good shape, a spot repair may make sense. But, if the roof is approaching (or past) 20 years old, replacing it may be the better way to go long-term.
If there’s a leak somewhere, an inspection will help you determine how widespread it is. Often, roofs will leak along flashing points. If this is the case, and the leak is isolated, a quick repair may be all that is necessary. If the roof is leaking in several places, a roofing replacement may be in order.
Give some thought to how long you intend to be in the home. If you’re planning to sell in the next few years, and the roof is in generally good condition, it may make more sense to have repairs done.
If you opt to replace your roof, you may be able to incorporate environmentally-friendly features that qualify for local or federal tax credits to offset the cost. Also, new materials are generally more energy efficient, last longer, and perform better so an upgrade is desirable long-term.
If you’re replacing your roof, you may find that the type and/or quality of roofing material you use can qualify you for significant discounts on your homeowner’s insurance policy. Materials that are more resistant to fire or wind and hail damage will often result in lower rates.
As you consider the costs, you may or may not be able to lay another layer of shingles over the existing roof, rather than removing the current layer and starting “from scratch”. At the same time, removing the old shingles will allow you to inspect the roof deck or sheathing, and add ice-and-water-shield membrane along the eaves (which can only be applied to a clean deck and will help prevent damage due to ice dams). (Continued)
Certainteed asphalt roofing shingles guarantee that your roof will last for 25-30 years. However, this possibility happens if you only use a Certainteed-certified roofer, such as No Payne Roofing. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can achieve with you!