10 Questions You Need to Answer Before Replacing Your Roof

Alberta experiences its share of weather extremes, from golf-ball sized hail in the summer to heavy snow that causes ice dams on your roof in the winter. All of this can take a toll on even the most well-constructed roof. Have years of weather damage led you to think about replacing your roof? From the experienced Edmonton roofers at A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP., here are 10 questions to ask yourself before deciding on a roof replacement.

  1. How old is my roof?
    The age of your roof will likely be a major factor in deciding whether or not to have it replaced. Most asphalt and wood roofs last about 20 to 30 years, while slate and metal roofs can last up to 50 years or more.
  2. Should I opt for a roof repair instead of a replacement?
    If your roof is still relatively young and only has some minor issues such as a few missing shingles, then you may not have to have it entirely replaced. Timely and professional roof repair in Edmonton can likely help your roof last for several more years.
  3. What are the signs of a failing roof?
    Unfortunately, sometimes a roof is simply beyond repair. If many of the shingles are cracked, curling, or missing altogether, and if there is a substantial amount of water damage inside of your home, then your roof will likely need to be replaced. Obvious buckling and sagging is another sure sign that a replacement is in order.
  4. Should I get a roof inspection?
    Having your roof professionally inspected is the easiest way to find out whether you should opt for roof repair or for an entire roof replacement.
  5. What roofing materials should I choose?
    Roofing contractors in Edmonton and Sherwood Park offer a variety of different roofing materials. These materials have unique benefits and different lifespans. Do some research to decide which one might be best for your home.
  6. How do I want my roof to look?
    One of the best ways to decide on the right type of roofing material is to think about how you want your roof to look. Perhaps you love the classic look of cedar shakes or you’re more interested in a sleek and modern metal roof. The choice is up to you.
  7. Do I want to install solar panels?
    If you’ve decided to get a roof replacement, then it’s also a great time to consider having solar panels installed. The panels can be built right into the design of your new roof, maximizing how much electricity your array can generate.
  8. Should I replace my siding as well?
    If your roof is damaged and getting on in age, then your siding might be as well. Consider working with an Edmonton roofing company that also offers siding installation so that you can upgrade your home’s entire exterior at once.
  9. Is it a good time to get a roof replacement?
    While professional roofers work as quickly and efficiently as they can, a new roof will still take a few days or more to put up. Consider your schedule for the next little while in order to decide on the best time to schedule your roof replacement.
  10. How do I choose the right Edmonton roofing contractors?
    If you’ve decided to have your roof repaired or replaced, then you need to choose from among the roofing companies in Edmonton. You want to work with a company that you know you can trust and that offers the types of roofing materials you need for your home. When it comes to long-lasting yet affordable results, A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP has over 70 years of experience.

A. Clark Roofing & Siding: #1 Residential Roofers in the Edmonton Area

The roofing contractors at A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. offer roofing and siding services backed by a strong 5-year workmanship warranty for your peace of mind. We can also install a variety of roofing systems, including asphalt shingles, cedar shakes, solar panels and metal roofing.

To request a free estimate, schedule a roof inspection or to find out more about our roof repair services in the Edmonton, Sherwood Park and St Albert region, just contact us today.

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