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How To Choose the Right Roofing Material For Your Home

How To Choose the Right Roofing Material For Your Home

The roof is one of the most important parts of your home's structure. It protects you and your belongings from the elements, provides insulation and ventilation, and adds to your home's curb appeal. When it comes to selecting the right roofing material for your home, there are many factors to consider, including your budget, climate, and desired aesthetic. When you start seeing signs that your roof needs to be replaced or repaired, follow these tips to ensure you choose the right roofing material for your home.

Considerations When Choosing Roofing Materials

Consider Your Budget
The first thing you need to consider when selecting a roofing material is your budget. Different materials have different costs, and some materials require more maintenance than others. For example, asphalt shingles are a popular choice because they are affordable, but they require regular maintenance and have a shorter lifespan than other materials like metal or tile. On the other hand, a metal roof is more expensive upfront but can last up to 50 years with minimal maintenance.

Consider the Climate in Your Area
The climate in your area is another important factor to consider when selecting a roofing material. If you live in an area that experiences harsh winters, like Calgary, you may want to consider a material that can withstand heavy snow loads, like metal or slate. If you live in a coastal area that experiences high winds, like Vancouver, you may want to choose a material that is resistant to wind damage, like metal or asphalt shingles.

Consider the Aesthetic of Your Home
Your home's aesthetic is also an important factor to consider when selecting a roofing material. The colour and style of your roof can have a big impact on the overall look of your home. For example, if you have a traditional-style home, you may want to choose a material that complements that style, like cedar shakes or slate. If you have a modern-style home, a metal or flat roof may be a better fit.

Consider Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is another factor to consider when selecting a roofing material. Some materials, like metal or tile, are naturally reflective and can help reduce the amount of heat that is absorbed into your home. This can help lower your energy bills and keep your home more comfortable in the summer. Dark colours absorb heat. Because of this, dark shingles can cause overheating in your roof in warmer climates but can benefit those in colder climates. Since Calgary tends to have long winters and cold weather, dark shingles can help the roof to stay warm even when it’s frigid outside.

Consider the Lifespan of the Material
The lifespan of the material is also an important factor to consider. While some materials may be cheaper upfront, they may need to be replaced more often, which can end up costing you more in the long run. For example, asphalt shingles have an average lifespan of 20-25 years, while metal roofs can last up to 50 years or more. If you plan on living in your home for a long time, you may want to consider investing in a more durable material like metal or slate.

Consider the Maintenance Required
Different roofing materials require different levels of maintenance. Some materials, like asphalt shingles, require regular cleaning and inspection to ensure they stay in good condition. Other materials, like metal or tile, require less maintenance and can be a good choice if you don't want to spend a lot of time or money on upkeep.

Consider Local Building Codes and Regulations
Finally, it's important to consider local building codes and regulations when selecting a roofing material. Some areas may have specific requirements for the type of roofing material that can be used on a home. For example, some areas may require fire-resistant materials or may restrict the use of certain materials in high-wind areas.

Find The Right Roofing Material At Asonic Roofing

Choosing the right roofing material for your home is a crucial decision that involves evaluating several important factors. By taking into account your budget, local climate, desired aesthetic, energy efficiency, maintenance requirements, and local building codes, you can make an informed decision that provides long-lasting protection, enhances curb appeal, and helps keep your home comfortable year-round.

When it’s time for a roof replacement or repair, Asonic Roofing has you covered. Our experienced team is fully licensed and insured and we take great pride in the work we do. All of our work is 100% guaranteed with warranties on all work. Asonic Roofing is a local Calgary business that values improving your home and helping our community, which is why 1% of every job we undertake goes to the Calgary Dream Center and another 1% to Teen Challenge Alberta. We help protect your home and loved ones while making a lasting positive impact. To receive a free quote and assessment so we can determine a fair price for your roofing needs, contact Asonic Roofing at 1-403-462-2808 or fill out the online contact form.


If you can see missing shingles on your roof, if your gutters are leaking, or if you have noticed changes in the heating of your home, you may need roof repairs or a replacement. Learn more by reading These Are The Most Common Roof Repairs.

Our roofing services include:

  • Roof restoration and repair
  • Roof cleaning and maintenance 
  • Removal of old roofing material, as well as full site and yard clean-up 
  • Supply and installation of new vents 
  • Removal and replacement of rotten wood 
  • Supply and installation of quality shingles
  • Supply and installation of step-flashing to chimneys and skylights as required
  • Supply and installation of new plumbing collars and goosenecks


While we are confident that you won’t need to use a warranty, we know that it gives our clients peace of mind. Many companies won’t cover leaks or repairs due to faulty workmanship or materials on a brand new roof leaving clients to fork out even more cash. At Asonic Roofing, we are preferred contractors of Owens Corning® which means that all of our installs come with a 50-year non-prorated warranty. You can enjoy 100% coverage on your new roof!


Get Your Free Roofing, Siding & Home Exterior Quote Today. Asonic Roofing Has You Covered!

We know that there are numerous roofing companies in Calgary you can choose from, but we set ourselves apart by providing our clients with free and honest assessments, fair prices, quality products, and excellent warranties.

Our focus is you, and we’ll never sell you anything that isn’t right for your home and family. Whether you require a total roof replacement, siding repair, or the installation of new windows and doors, our expert team will guide you through all your possible options to ensure you get exactly what you need. 

For more information about our roofing services, or to arrange a free assessment and quote, contact us today at (403) 462-2808 or complete our contact form below.

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