Roofing materials

The Most Common Roofing Materials Used in New Construction Roofing in Calgary

When the time comes to select new construction roofing for your home, it’s important to select the right roofing type. You need something that beautifies your home while standing up to Alberta’s often harsh climate. To make this choice, it’s important to first understand the benefits and potential drawbacks of different roofing types and what types of roofing are most suitable for Calgary homes. 

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are an affordable option and one of the most popular choices for Calgary homeowners. They are widely available and easy to install, and homeowners can truly customize the look of their homes with them, as they’re available in a wide range of colours and styles. 

However, while asphalt shingles have great benefits, homeowners should understand that they’re not particularly eco-friendly. They only have a lifespan of about 12-20 years, meaning they require more maintenance and more frequent replacement, and in most cases, they’re not recycled after use.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing, despite its higher upfront cost and potential for noise during rain or hail, is a sustainable and long-lasting option. With a lifespan of up to 50 years or more, and the ability to be 100% recycled, metal roofing offers long-term cost-effectiveness and environmental benefits. It’s also resistant to rotting, fire, mildew, and insects, making it a durable choice for any type of slope, including flat roofs.

Cedar Shakes

Cedar shakes are a beautiful, affordable, and eco-friendly roofing option. They offer a more natural look than their alternatives and have a lifespan of approximately 25 years. 

While cedar shakes are quite durable, they can be susceptible to mildew and moss. They also have a tendency to split when hit with hail. Additionally, to maintain their appearance and longevity, they need to be treated and stained every two to three years, which makes them more difficult to maintain. 

Rubber Roofing

Rubber is a popular choice for flat and low-sloping roofs; however, it’s also a practical choice for homeowners with high-sloped roofs. This option is among the most eco-friendly choices, as it’s made from recycled tires and is 100% recyclable once removed from the home.

Rubber roofs are long-lasting, with a lifespan of up to 50 years; however, they can be more expensive to install and are more susceptible to wind damage.

Professional New Construction Roofing for Calgary Homes

While it’s important to select the right roofing for your new construction home, it’s just as important to find an experienced new construction home roofing company you can trust. At A. Clark Roofing & Siding, we have more than 70 years of experience providing roofing services for Calgary’s homeowners. Our team can help you select the best roofing for your home and will ensure it’s installed correctly and efficiently.

For help selecting a roof for your new home or for more information about our roofing services, contact us today.

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