Restoring, Repairing, or Replacing Your Calgary Roof: Part 3

Unlike most other roof coverings, asphalt shingles can be restored instead of being replaced—for a time. Many Calgary homeowners enjoy this advantage of an asphalt shingle roof; though a restoration won’t restore your shingles to like-new condition, it can help your roof last a few more years before it needs replacing.

Is Your Calgary Roof a Good Shingle Restoration Candidate?

First, it’s important to note that not all asphalt shingle roofs can be restored. A restoration can only be used to correct basic wear, and only when it’s not too advanced. Any shingles that have cracked or been otherwise damaged will need to be replaced.

To see if a restoration would be good for your Calgary roof, your safest and most secure course of action would be contacting a Calgary roofing professional and scheduling an inspection. They’ll be looking for loose shingles (shingles that lift up and separate from the shingles underneath them), missing shingles (which will need to be replaced), and any signs of cracked or damaged shingles (which will also need replacing).

If these issues are non-existent or only affect a few scattered shingles here and there, your Calgary roofer will look at the granules that help give your shingles weight and add extra protection. If the shingles all look well-coated in a good layer of this substrate, your roof is good to go without any restoration. If it’s generally in good repair but the granules have grown thin, restoration is a definite possibility.

Learn about the restoring process for Calgary’s asphalt shingle roofs in Part 4.

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