Which Shingles Belong on Your Calgary Roof?

Every home in Calgary has a roof, but all roofs aren’t equal. Finding the right team of professional Calgary roofers is only part of making sure your roof is on right—you also want to use the right materials to give your roof the look, longevity, security, and affordability that’s right for you and your family.

Roofing shingles come in a variety of types and styles, most of which can be properly installed to maintain your roof’s integrity no matter what the Calgary weather throws at it.

Asphalt Shingles are Affordable Calgary Roof Solutions

Their affordability and durability make asphalt shingles one of the more popular roofing options for Calgary homeowners. Quick and easy to install, lightweight and naturally water resistant, and available in a variety of colors and styles, asphalt shingles typically last for twenty to thirty years when properly maintained.

Whatever your budget, a new asphalt shingle roof is definitely within reach for your Calgary home!

Calgary Loves Cedar and Other Wood Shingles

Though slightly more costly than asphalt shingles, wooden shingles offer a look that many in Calgary prefer, and they also tend to be somewhat more durable (as long as your roof’s maintenance is kept up to date!). Cedar shingles are the most common, but other types of wooden shingles are also available. All of them make for an attractive roof that should keep your home covered for 30+ years.

Tile Alternatives for The Calgary Cold

Ceramic tiles are some of the most durable shingle options out there, but they aren’t well-suited to Calgary winters and the freezing moisture that can collect on your home’s roof. There are newer metal options available that can offer the same look, however, or give your house a more modern feel, and that can last just as long—up to eighty years!

Need help choosing the right shingles for your new Calgary roof? Give us a call—we’re always happy to help!

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