Restoring, Repairing, or Replacing Your Calgary Roof: Part 1

The winter weather is already starting to hit the Greater Calgary Area, so hopefully your roof has been recently inspected and is in good repair. Regular roofing inspections should catch most roofing problems before they become a major nuisance—if you can already see signs of a roofing leak on the inside of your Calgary home, it might already be too late for the simplest solutions.

For minor leaks, however, or if your Calgary roofing professional has found other early signs of roof degradation, you might be able to get away with simply restoring your roof surface or other minor roofing repairs rather than completely replacing a section of your roof—or your entire roof altogether.

Though all roofs will eventually need replacing, proper repairs and restoration efforts can keep your roof standing through many Calgary winters to come.

Restoring Non-Asphalt Calgary Roofs

Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roof covering in Calgary; though not as durable as several other roofing options they typically last between 20 and 30 years when properly maintained. The ability to affordably restore asphalt shingles is one reason behind their popularity, and we’ll be discussing this process in future installment of this article.

Other types of roof coverings are less easy to restore and typically need to be replaced. Cedar shingles and ceramic tiles—both of which are increasingly popular roof covering among Calgary homeowners—cannot be restored. If they break or show significant wear, they must be replaced. Individual shingles/tiles can usually be replaced without requiring a full new roof, however if left in place damaged shingles/tiles can lead to further roofing problems that require more extensive repairs.

Learn more about Calgary roof restoration and repair in Part 2 of this article.

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