If it’s time to choose a roof for your new cabin or cottage, or to choose a replacement roof to keep protecting your cabin or cottage for many more years to come, then you have some important choices to make. The roof is the most important component of keeping your home-away-from-home dry, cozy, and comfortable. The Edmonton and Sherwood Park roofing contractors at A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. have some tips to help you choose the best roof for your needs and budget.
Flat Vs. Pitched Roofing
Your first major decision will be between a flat roof and a pitched roof. A flat roof will typically be the more affordable of the two options because it is easier to build and requires fewer materials. Pitched roofs, though more expensive, tend to work better in areas that receive more precipitation because they allow for more efficient runoff. Though flat roofs are slightly pitched, they are still more prone to developing leaks than pitched roofs.
Another issue with using flat roofs in areas that receive a lot of snow is that they may not hold up under the weight of a large snowfall. A roof pitch of at least 10/12 is usually ideal in snowier regions as it encourages the snow to slide off. If you do choose a flat roof, then make sure you also choose experienced Edmonton roofers to install it.
Selecting the Right Roofing Material
After you’ve selected a flat or pitched roof, you’ll need to decide on the right type of roofing material for your cabin or cottage roof. At A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP., our Edmonton roofing contractors offer four main types of roofing materials.
Asphalt shingles are usually the most affordable option as they are quick and simple to install. Popular among homeowners, asphalt shingles are easy to maintain and come in a variety of styles and colours.
Metal roofing is another affordable option on the outset, as well as one of the most cost-effective materials over the long term. Not only is metal roofing durable enough to last for many decades, it is also incredibly energy efficient and will save you money on the cost of heating and cooling.
Cedar shakes are a slightly more expensive option, but they are often preferred for their aesthetic appeal. Highly durable and resistant to bugs, cedar shakes have a natural look perfect for cottages and cabins.
Concrete tiles are generally the most expensive roofing option because of the high level of protection they provide for a roof. They can be used in just about any climate and are available in many different colours as well.
Get Expert Advice from Edmonton Roofer
A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. is one of the most trusted roofing companies in Edmonton and the surrounding area, with over 60 years of roofing experience. Our Edmonton roofing contractors use only high-quality roofing materials and trusted roofing techniques. On top of roof repair in Edmonton, we can also provide you with a new roof for your cottage or cabin.
To find out what kind of cottage or cabin roof might be best for your needs, contact A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. today.