Many homeowners in Calgary AB will focus on having long-term roofing for their properties. It’s the best sense when it comes to roofing. Materials that can last for more than 30 years are excellent because you won’t need to replace them every three decades. Additionally, roofing maintenance by professional Calgary AB roofers will prolong its lifespan and even allow homes to enjoy a century of capable roofing.
However, some Calgary AB homeowners still find short-term roofing to be highly useful in many ways. For example, landlords would opt to use high-quality asphalt shingle roofs from Certainteed to guarantee 30-40 years of excellent roofing and exceptional elemental resistance for their properties. In doing so, they can replace the roofing when they please as soon as the tenants end their decades-long leases.
For Calgary AB homeowners that always change their exterior aesthetic every so often, short-term roofing materials are an excellent choice. Switching from aged clay tiles to high-quality Certainteed asphalt shingles is a significant boost to property aesthetics. They must use dependable roofers with certification from these manufacturers in case they decide to use their products. In doing so, they reduce the likelihood of roofing damage during rainstorms and windstorms.
However, it still pays to have long-term roofing even if you’re thinking about having roofs for the short-term. It’s easy to have your roof torn off and replaced when you have dependable roofers in your community. To know your current roofing material’s lifespan, you can read more from The House Designer‘s article below.
Over 75% of American roofs have asphalt shingles due to low cost, ease of installation, and resiliency. Unfortunately, asphalt shingles have a low insulative value and a shorter lifespan than many other roofing materials available today. They are also made from petroleum products and are not usually recyclable because of the layer of fiberglass added to the shingles. Standard asphalt shingles come in a variety of colors, longevity options, and price points and are always going to be your cheapest option for your roof, but they have the worst environmental track record.
House Style: Can be used for any architectural style.
Cost: $50 to $150 per square (10 x 10 area = 100 square feet = 1 square)
Life Span: 15 to 30 years
Green Factor: Least-green roofing option.
Wood shingles and shakes
Wood shingles and shakes can be purchased in cedar, redwood, southern pine and other woods, cedar being the most costly. Wood shingles are cut by machine, while wood shakes are handmade and have a rougher look. Since most wood shingles and shakes only have Class C fire ratings or no ratings at all, be sure to check your local building codes before deciding on this type of roofing. You can purchase Class A wood shingles with fire-resistant treatment for an additional cost.
House Style: Ranch, cottage, bungalows, cottage, historic and contemporary
Cost: $100 to $165 per square (10 x 10 area = 100 square feet = 1 square)
Life Span: 30 to 50 years
Green Factor: A natural product, but very high maintenance, poor fire rating and they tend to rot, split and mold.
A great alternative to wood shingles and shakes are recycled synthetic shingles, which are made from plastic or rubber, mixed with recycled wood and are shaped to mimic wood shakes. They are lightweight, UV-resistant, fire-resistant, and long lasting. Some are comparable in lifespan to 50-year asphalt shingles. Though they generally cannot be recycled, due to their inseparable mixture of biological and plastic content, recycled synthetic shingles are still a greener material than real cedar shakes. (Continued)
In case you need exceptional roofers to install any kind of roof for your property, you can count on us at No Payne Roofing to deliver the best roofing in Calgary AB. Furthermore, we’re certified Certainteed roofers for all kinds of installations, repairs, and replacements! Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.