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5 Tips when choosing a new roof:

5 Tips when choosing a new roof:


1.Consider your lifestyle & location

Where you live and how long you plan to live in your current home are two important factors to consider when choosing a new roof. What kind of climate does your roof need to withstand? Here in Red Deer Alberta, we require materials to stand up to wind, rain, hail and snow!

Many people will replace the roof before moving to increase the saleability of their home, others who plan to stay long term may consider investing in a material that has a longer lifespan than a typical asphalt roof.


2.Don’t worry too much about the colour.

If you type out search phrases such as “picking out a roof for your home” you’re going to see a lot of articles on the look and colour of a new roof. While a new look is fun to envision, don’t forget it’s not the most important part of choosing a new roof. You’ll want to focus on the materials and durability over everything else when making a final decision.


3. Do your research

Research is the most important part when choosing a new roof. Without learning about your options and understanding what will exactly suit your needs, you may end up spending more money than you would have and end up with a roof that lets you down. The main roofing materials are asphalt, metal, rubber, slate, and wood, each one has it’s own pros and cons, unique in costs, durability and lifespan.


4. Have a close look at warranties

The warranty on materials is not the same as the warranty on service. It’s important to know about each one before making a decision. Most shingle warranties are written by the shingle manufacture, they typically last 50 years but the service warranty depends on the policy of your roofing contractor.


5. Schedule an appointment with a professional

For exceptional service from trusted roofing professionals, call Remstar Roofing at 403-896-4701.