Calgary Roofing: Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes

calgary roofing1.  Calgary Roofing is tricky, don’t judge the condition of your roof by a small piece of it.

Here’s an interesting fact: South facing shingles receive more exposure to damaging UV rays emitted by the Sun than North facing shingles do.  Shingles on North facing slopes will therefore remain in better condition than South facing ones for a much longer time.  Also, shingles in valleys have much more water flowing through them than other shingles do, causing them to deteriorate much quicker.

If your roof looks great when your looking from your backyard, you may be fooled by just a small area.  Take a look at the shingles near your eaves trough in a valley of a South facing side of your upper roof, or have our of our Design Specialists take pictures for you to look at.  You may be shocked at what you see.

Our specialists have been doing roofing for many years. Time and time again we inspect roofs which look good in one spot, and look poor in another.  When determining the overall condition of a roof, remember to consider the overall roof, and not just a small section.
2.  Don’t choose the cheapest Calgary roofing contractor just because they’re the cheapest!

There’s an old adage that goes “you get what you pay for”.  That adage is as true today as it ever was.

Remember, fixing roof problems costs a lot more than preventing them.  Read our article about how to choose a Calgary Roofing Contractor to ensure your working with a professional and not an imposter.  Even if you don’t choose us to do your roof, the article will help you make an informed decision.  Our 24/hr repair service is kept quite busy fixing poor quality work, make sure you select a professional to work on your roof so you don’t have to call us for a repair.

3.  Take your time.

Mike Holmes would likely agree, take your time when making decisions about your house, make sure work is done right the first time.

Yes, important choices will have to be made when you replace your roof.  There’s choosing materials, choosing a contractor, selecting a warranty, overseeing the work etc.  The most annoying mistakes are the ones that were avoidable.  Take the time to do this properly.

There’s no need to rush your decisions unnecessarily.  Take the time to educate yourself a bit about our industry.  Calgary Roofing doesn’t have to be complicated, and we’re here to help.  It’s the goal of every professional contractor to ensure a construction project goes smoothly for everyone involved.

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