For homes with attached garages, the garage is an extension of your home and can drastically impact your curb appeal, in addition to protecting your vehicles and stored items. If you need to replace your garage roof, you might be wondering what the different components of the replacement and installation are, your choices for materials, and the costs involved.
How to choose the right material for your garage roof?
Before you begin deciding between materials, consider what your priorities for this project are. Is your garage visible from the street, and does it need to compliment the look of your home? Is it important to you that your garage roof looks aesthetically pleasing? What kind of climate do you live in, and how long do you want your new garage roof to last? What is your budget for this project?
- Shingles: Shingles are the most popular roofing material for homes in Alberta, as they can be very attractive, durable and cost-effective. Shingles can be 3-tab shingles, dimensional or asphalt or fiberglass, each offering their own benefits. One benefit of using shingles for your garage roof project is that it is easy to match the look of your home’s roof with the availability of many different colors for shingles.
- Metal: A more expensive roofing material option, metal roofing is an excellent option for roofs to increase the lifespan and durability of your garage roof.
- Cold Applications or Hot Applications Membranes: Used for flat roofs or low slope roofs, these membranes protect your garage from moisture and often come in a number of different colors and qualities.
How much will your garage roof replacement cost?
The cost of replacing your garage roof will vary depending how large your garage is and what materials you choose. When you contact a roofing professional, they will typically provide you with an estimated cost per square foot, so you can calculate a basic outline of your roof replacement. Be sure to consider other roofing materials if not already included in your quote:
Importance of garage roof insulation
How insulated do you need the garage to be? If the garage is attached to your home, you may be more concerned with ensuring quality insulation to help regulate your homes temperature. Using spray foam insulation in addition to blown in will help ensure your garage is insulated but will have an increased cost.
Protect your garage from moisture build-up with gutters and drainage
Make sure your garage is protected from moisture build-up with drip edges, flashing, gutters, and appropriate drainage. Be aware of where your garage is and use gutters to help control where moisture will be draining, to avoid driveways, grass, or walkways.
Get a free quote for your garage roof replacement project.
The professionals at A. Clark Roofing & Siding provide expert garage roof replacement in Calgary and Edmonton and are here to help with your project and provide advice. Contact us for a free roofing quote to learn more about our garage roof installation services.