Choosing the Right Shingle for Your Roof

Now that winter has passed, many people in the Calgary area are looking to replace their old or damaged roof. Replacing your roof is not a simple undertaking. Your old roof has to be removed and new material laid down. However, before you get the replacement, you’ll have to pick out the right material for your new roof. While your contractor will be able to offer suggestions based on your budget, having an idea of what you’re looking for can help expedite the process. Here are a few things to consider before you schedule your estimate.

Appearance

Your roof’s appearance will largely depend on the type of shingle you select. Wood shingles give a more rustic look while metal sheeting provides a contemporary and durable style. If you want a more standard look, consider using asphalt shingles. These shingles are available in a wide range of colors sure to tie in with your home’s look.

Material

Roofing materials are all designed to protect your home, but some offer distinct benefits over others. Metal roofs offer fire and wind resistance, but can be damaged by hail. Wood shingles require frequent maintenance, but are great for windy areas. If you’re unsure of what you need, ask your Urban Siding roofer for advice.

Budget

Your budget will often be a determining factor in the type of material you choose for your roof. While wood shingles give your home a natural look, they’re more expensive than asphalt options. Fortunately, many asphalt shingles can mimic the aesthetics of more expensive material, making it easier to achieve the look you want without going over budget.

 

Contact us today to set up your free roof replacement estimate for your Calgary home.

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