As Canada Day draws near, many Canadians prepare to mark the occasion with barbecues, fireworks, and family get-togethers. But while beautiful, the summer season in Canada can sometimes bring extreme weather conditions such as heat waves, heavy rains, or even hailstorms. Such weather can take a toll on your roofing system.
As a roofing company at A.Clark Roofing and Siding, we believe there’s no better way to celebrate Canada Day than under the protection of a newly improved roof. With a freshly maintained or replaced roof, you can enjoy your Canada Day celebrations with peace of mind, knowing that your home is protected against the elements.
What is the Typical Lifespan of a Roof in Alberta?
The lifespan of a roof can range anywhere from 15 to 75 years depending largely on the material it is made out of. Asphalt shingles are the most common and affordable roofing option and, when well-maintained, can last for 20 years or longer. As the price point goes up, so does roof longevity. For example, while metal roofing will be more expensive, it can last 3-5x longer with regular maintenance.
Sometimes, it can be tricky to know if you need a roof replacement or if it can be repaired instead. Take a look at our helpful blog post – “Temporary Roofing Repairs: Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?” for more information.
Signs Your Roof Needs Attention
There are several signs to watch for to indicate that your roof needs some attention:
- Curled, cracked or missing shingles
- Wet and dark shingles
- Gutters full of shingle granules
- Cracking, tearing, bubbling or blistering on flat roofs
- Excessive pooling of water
- Excessive discolouration
- Peeling exterior paint due to moisture
- Water stains on walls and ceiling
- Leaky attics or attic rain
- Increased energy bills
Your Overall Home’s Appearance
Aside from providing protection, your roof plays a significant role in determining your home’s aesthetic appeal. With Canada Day festivities, you might be expecting guests or organizing a small get-together. A newly improved roof can significantly boost your home’s curb appeal, making it stand out in your neighbourhood and leaving a great impression on your guests.
A. Clark Roofing and Siding has been serving customers’ roofing and siding needs in the Edmonton and Calgary areas for over 70 years. We offer a wide range of residential and commercial roofing and siding services with the quality, experience and customer service needed to have more than 300,000 satisfied customers.
Canada Day is a time to come together and celebrate our great nation. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to think about the structures that keep us safe and comfortable — like our roofs. This Canada Day, let’s take pride in our homes and invest in the security and aesthetic value a newly improved roof can offer.