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The Most Ideal Roofing Materials For Calgary Winters

The Most Ideal Roofing Materials For Calgary Winters

Calgary winters can be brutal: sudden snowmelts, winter storms, freezing and thawing, and high winds. These harsh winter conditions can cause damage to your roof unless you have a very durable roofing material. Once your roof is damaged, your home may become poorly insulated and water, pests, and cold wind can get into your attic. Although you can take steps to prepare your roof for winter, in a climate such as Calgary it may be worth investing in new roofing materials that are designed to withstand winter weather. If you are ready to upgrade your roof so it won’t be damaged by Calgary winters, consider these roofing materials.

Types Of Roofing Ideal For Winter

Metal roofs are gaining popularity in Canada. Not only is this type of roofing material lightweight and easy to install, but it is also resistant to damage caused by weather changes. Whereas some materials tend to become cracked or other damaged as they expand and contract, metal roofing will not become damaged from temperature shifts. Metal roofing is also ideal for climates that receive hail, as the metal roof is less likely to incur damage from impact (although it may be noisier during rain and hail than other roofing materials). Perhaps one of the best features of metal roofing in a cold and snowy environment is that snow and ice tend to slide right off, which relieves weight from the roof.

This natural material is highly durable and can withstand even the harshest winters. Because slate is very dense, it is a naturally good insulator to help keep your home warm in winter and it is wind resistant, so slate roofing will not blow away during winter storms the way common asphalt shingles can. Although slate roofing is more expensive than other roofing materials, it can last for over 100 years and can be a great investment in your home for its durability, insulation, appearance, and longevity. Be warned that slate is very heavy, so your roof will need sufficient supports to bear weight if you are interested in slate tiles.

Synthetic Tiles
This lightweight type of roofing can be made to look like natural materials such as wood or stone, but it is much more weatherproof. Synthetic tiles are extremely wind resistant, they don’t crack during freezing or thawing, and they resist impact. All of these traits make synthetic tiles great for Calgary winters and all year long.

Although these types of roofing are all great for the winter, be aware of the pros and cons of different roofing types before you decide what is best for your home.


Durable Winter Roofing Installed By Asonic Roofing

If you want to change your roofing material to something that will last longer and need fewer roofing repairs caused by Calgary winters, Asonic Roofing can help. Our roofing experts can help you decide which type of roofing will work best for your house. The Asonic Roofing team of experienced residential roofing specialists can install, repair, and maintain all types of roofs so that you can be confident in your investment. To get your roof ready for winter, call Asonic Roofing in Calgary at 1-403-462-2808 or fill out the online contact form.


 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

The best way to protect your roof is to complete regular maintenance and prompt repairs for any minor or major hail, wind, or rain damage. Over time, issues that are unnoticeable to the eye can weaken the integrity of your roof and create leaks. Learn more about potential roof storm damage by reading Storm Checklist To Prevent Long Term Repairs.

We are preferred contractors of Owens Corning, which means that all of our installs come with a 50-year non-prorated warranty compared to a 10-year warranty offered by most other roofing companies. 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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