Roofing & Accessories

A Guide to How We Install a Typical Roofing System:

Roofing Calgary

While the below noted procedures are the most common for roofing Calgary, there are variations depending on what roofing material you choose.  In any case the methods followed are to ensure an excellent looking and superior performing roofing system.

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01.Clean

Remove the existing roofing materials to provide a superior surface to maintain the integrity of the new roofing materials being installed. The roof deck is cleaned and checked for integrity and all damaged roof decking is replaced as needed. 

02.Eave Protection

A quality underlayment is additional protection against wind driven rain and blow-offs. We use non-self-adhered SBS “Base Sheet” or fully-self-adhered SBS “Ice & Water” membrane which seals around nail penetrations to prevent leakage.

03.Underlayment

We recommend the use of a breathable product (the most common being 15# Felt Paper) to ensure moisture is not trapped which may lead to wood and shingle damage. Synthetic underlayments are available with properties from non-breathable to breathable.

04.Edging Detail

Drip edge flashings can be installed at the eaves and rake ends of the roof surface.  These promote the draining of water away from the building and reduce the opportunity of the drain water “wicking” back onto building, preventing damage.  

05.Starter Strip

Special shingles are installed along the outer edges of the roof and seal to the roofing material.  This aids in the prevention of wind damage.  Most manufacturers require starter shingles in order to qualify for wind damage protection.  

06.Roofing Material

A wide variety of styles, shapes and colours are available including asphalt (most common because of protection (UL Class A), cost and palette), wood, cement, ceramic and composite (synthetic) product.  Important features are fire ratings and impact resistance.

WHAT WE DO

A flexible solution for everyone

We supply and install many sloped roofing products: Asphalt Shingles, Composite Roofing Materials and Metal Roofing. We also offer 2 ply membrane systems for single family residential applications. Roofing materials are available in 1000’s of designs and colours from a number of North American manufacturer’s.

We are factory certified installers through IKO, GAF, BP Canada and CertainTeed. What this means for our clients is that we have met the requirements of these manufacturers in product knowledge, proper installation techniques and business ethics. We are therefore able to offer factory backed extended material and labour warranties, in some cases for up to 50 years, against manufacturing and/or installation deficiencies.

Today’s roofing materials have designs that are amazing. Between the material properties and the visual appearance there is a roofing material that will meet your need for great curb appeal and performance. With weather damage of concern roofing manufacturers have risen to the occasion and offer options for both high wind and impact resistance. Some of these products may even qualify for a reduction in insurance premiums.

Visit some of these roofing materials manufacturers for more ideas on what is available:

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IKO Industries

“Setting the standard”

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GAF Materials Corporation

“Quality you can trust”

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BP Canada

“One step ahead of the weather for over 100 years”

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CertainTeed

“Solutions for every project”