Choosing the Right Roofing Materials

Signs You Need New Roof

You have many choices when repairing or replacing your home’s roof. Your first decision should be to choose Roofing Leader Inc., the best Calgary roofing contractor with the most experience and the most responsive service. We offer a wide range of roofing services and our experts are ready to consult with you about any of these options.

Asphalt shingles are still the most popular choice of roof coverings and provide the best value on a cost-per-year basis.

Asphalt shingles feature low installation and maintenance costs. Roofs made out of these shingles come in different grades. The better the grade, the longer the life expectancy, which can range from 15 up to 50 years. The asphalt covering is actually a composite made up of either a fiberglass or rag mat with asphalt, which is covered with colored mineral granules. Multi-layered shingles give this otherwise thin material improved dimension making it resemble other, thicker materials. Asphalt shingles also come in a variety of colors and styles. Individual shingles may be replaced if damaged.

  • 3-Tab shingles are the most common type, and are so-named because of the distinct tabs that are aligned along one edge of the shingle. They are the least expensive asphalt shingle options.
  • Architectural shingles are recognized for their random patterns and shadings. They tend to be more expensive than the 3-tab shingle. Although the 3-tab is less costly, it is more labor intensive to install correctly.

Choosing which type of roof is right for you will depend upon numerous factors, including your budget, taste and needs. Take time to consider the right roofing material that will deliver what you want. And be sure to consult with the professional roofers Calgary at Roofing Leader.

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What can Roofing Leader Inc. do to make your Calgary area home more comfortable, convenient and energy efficient? Find out by calling us today at 587-323-6806 to schedule a roof inspection and estimate. Or simply fill out the request form on this page.