Whether you’ve just purchased a new home or are looking to sell one, updating your roofing is one of the biggest ways to protect your investment and increase your curb appeal. Delrei Roofing, Exteriors & Restoration specializes in residential roofing in Lethbridge and surrounding areas. From new construction to re-roofing and roofing repairs for insurance claims, no job is too big or too small for us. Our roofers are experienced with many different roofing materials, including cedar shingles and shakes, asphalt shingles, metal roofing, SBS torchdown and tar and gravel. Here’s a little bit of information about each type of residential roofing you can choose from:
Cedar Shingles and Shakes
Cedar shingles and shakes are renowned for their exceptional beauty and durability, but keep in mind that they do require regular maintenance in order to preserve that beauty. This is also one of the more energy-efficient types of roofing available, as they offer a natural insulation that’s greater than that of asphalt shingles. While they are typically more expensive to install, they can help you significantly reduce your overall home heating and cooling costs.
Asphalt shingles are a popular roofing choice among today’s homeowners because they come in so many angles, shapes, forms, colours and designs to give you a truly customizable roofing solution. They’re fairly easy to install and offer you fairly good protection against external noises, high winds and fires. Asphalt roofing is one of the most cost-effective types of residential roofing available.
When properly installed, metal roofing is lightweight, durable and should enjoy a long lifespan. It’s relatively easy to install and can be applied over an existing roof without much additional support required. While it’s not the cheapest roofing material to install or replace, it does offer solid protection from fire, rain and snow, while also helping you increase your overall energy-efficiency because it naturally reflects the sun’s heat.
Torchdown roofing (rubberized asphalt roofing) is one of the most common types of roofing for flat roofs because it offers effective protection against rainwater that might otherwise pool on its flat surface. This type of roofing is relatively low-maintenance, fire-resistant and should enjoy a long lifespan.
Tar and Gravel
Tar and gravel roofing is also a popular choice for flat roofing due to its durability and long lifespan. It’s an economical choice, as it’s fire-resistant and offers solid protection from UV rays. However, you should note that this type of roofing material usually emits an odour while being applied and you may be required to leave your home during the installation. Tar and gravel roofing also doesn’t handle multiple layers as well as some of the other roofing types and requires the complete removal of an existing tar and gravel roof, which can be a bit costly every time you need re-roofing done.
Contact Us for a Free Estimate
No matter what style of roofing you choose, you can have confidence in knowing that our quality-driven staff will install it effectively and professionally. When you require residential roofing in Lethbridge, turn to the experts at Delrei Roofing, Exteriors & Restoration. We also install soffit, fascia, 5” continuous eavestrough, exterior wraps and vinyl and hardboard siding. Please don’t hesitate to ask us any questions you may have about our available residential roofing solutions, as we would be more than happy to assist you in any way that we can. Contact us today to schedule a free estimate, and let’s raise the roof together!