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Swift Current Roofing Companies
ULTRA Renovations provides roofing services in Swift Current and area.
Protecting your home starts with the roof. Your home will most likely be the largest investment you will make. Water can be very destructive if it gets into your home.
Water can cause the wood under the shingles to rot or cause mold to form. When your attic space is not properly insulated and does not have adequate air movement, the water that seeps in can also ruin the insulation in your attic.
Asphalt / Fiberglass Shingle Roofing
Your choice of asphalt roofing shingles can make your home stand out or blend into its natural surroundings. 3-tab roofing shingles have withstood the test of time and weather for decades.
The beauty of these asphalt shingles lies in the simplicity of their design. Their ability to protect your home, and in the quality of their engineering.
Metal roofing has its advantages, but as with everything it also has some dis-advantages.
It’s extremely durable. If you have your metal roof installed well and take care of it, it should last as long as the house and will easily survive wind storms, snow, and rainwater. Metal is also resistant to mildew, fire, insect infestation, and rot.
Most metal roofs are non-combustible so they are rated with a Class A fire rating, which is the most resistant. However, if the metal roofing is installed over wood shingles, it will likely have a lower fire rating. Warranties will vary, but many companies will guarantee their metal roofing product to last between 20 to 50 years and paint finishes will often have a 30-year limited warranty.
It’s extremely lightweight. Metal roofing is lightweight, especially when compared to tile or other varieties. Most often, metal roofing runs from 100 to 150 pounds per square, compared to 750 to 1000 pounds per square for concrete tile. If you already have existing roof material installed, many times metal roofing can be applied directly on top of the other material without any tear-off or additional structural support added.
It’s easy to install and will save energy in the long run. Metal roofing material comes in 12 to 36-inch panels or multiple-shingle sections. Because of this, it is quick and easy to install. Metal also reflects the sun’s heat, so it will often minimize the heat during the hottest part of the day. This means you will likely use your air conditioning less and ultimately, save more energy.
The disadvantages of metal roofing include:
It’s expensive. Metal roofing is pretty costly, with prices ranging from $150 to $600 per 100 square feet. This can be a big initial investment, but if you look at the durability of the material, it could save you on maintenance and roofing replacement.
It’s noisy. The Pacific Northwest gets significant amounts of rain every year, which means water will tap on a metal roof. A lot. For some people, this is a calming and soothing sound, but for others, not so much. Noise can be minimized by using materials that utilize structural barriers that reduce the drumming effect by applying them over insulation or solid plywood sheathing.
Accessibility. It is very difficult to walk or traverse on a roof in the wet weather or if there has been significant time for organic material to breed moss or algae creating an even slipperier surface to walk on. Maintaining a roof in the winter time to clean off storm debris or even to get your cat off the roof is often scary and challenging.
It dents easily. A metal roof can dent pretty easily, especially if something with significant weight and/or velocity hits it, such as a tree limb or large hailstone. Aluminum and copper roofing is more prone to denting than steel, simply because they are softer.
Before you decide on the type of roof to have on your home, be sure you consider your home’s style and the area you live in. For some, metal roofing makes perfect sense, while for other spaces, it may be better to go with other roofing materials.
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