A Strong Roof Makes a Strong Home

Posted On Monday, 22 February 2021 21:13

Your home’s roof is the first line of defence against mother nature. When it’s rainy or snowing outside, your roof is what keeps the elements from getting inside.

There’s a reason that people say a “roof over your head” to refer to a home — it covers and protects you. Do you need a roofer to make repairs right now? Read on and see what Professional Roofers can do for you. 

Shingle Installation

Layered shingles are a time-tested roof construction that keeps your home dry and the elements away. The best shingle rooves are durable and complement the look of your home. They’ll hold all moisture to the outside of your home before it can erode other materials.

If your roof is leaky, it’s best to get it repaired right away. Once the water has a way inside your home, the problem only grows, and the solution only becomes more expensive. A single roof should be replaced roughly every 20-25 years, but heavy weather damage can shorten this span.

Choose a company that offers various high-quality asphalt and metal shingles from reputable brands and will only send experienced, professional technicians to your home.

The Virtues of Organic and Fibreglass Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt roofs are a common sight in cities across North America. Some asphalt roofs last 50 years! Some of the best asphalt roofs have organic shingles or fibreglass shingles.

Organic Shingles

Organic shingles are a mix of asphalt and recycled paper, commonly known as fibre substrate, then compressed together through pressure. Organic shingles are flexible, yet they have a lot of heft, which helps them last a long time and keep out adverse weather.

Fibreglass Shingles

Like their name suggests, fibreglass shingles, or “composition shingles,” are a mix of asphalt and glass. They are lighter than organic shingles, and less expensive too.

Fibreglass shingles are less likely to get warped or lift after years of adverse weather. 

Metal Shingles

While not a traditional roofing material, metal shingles have become increasingly popular in the last few years. They look just like asphalt shingles, and they’re very durable and tough.

Whether it’s rain, snow, sleet, or hail, metal shingles will keep the moisture outside your home, so your home’s core stays dry and won’t erode. 

Look for a local roofer with a family-owned business that’s been in operation for a couple of decades. If they’ve been in business that long, the community must be pleased with their work. But it’s a good idea to check for online reviews before hiring anyone.

The foundations of your home are crucial because it supports the rest of it, but the roof is just as important! The lower and uppermost parts of your home need to be in great condition, and there’s no better way to protect your home than to make sure the shingles on your roof are still working effectively. To keep your home in tip-top shape, call a professional roofer today.

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