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Roofing and Renovation: 5 things to know!

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Rénovation de toiture : 5 choses à savoir!

Snow or ice accumulations, heavy rain or hail, strong winds and periods of intense heat; all of these can damage the roof of your home. Time also plays a big role in its degradation. Thinking of replacing your roof? This information is for you!

When to renovate your roofing?

Some signs do not lie! To know if it's time to change your roof covering, just pay attention to these few signs:

  • Wavy, curved or peeled shingles
  • Perforation (sheet metal)
  • Granules in gutters (asphalt shingles)
  • Organic matter (moss, mushrooms, etc.) on the roof
  • Excessive humidity in the attic

Staying alert for these signs and getting the job done quickly will prevent water leaks from damaging the structure of your home and save you unnecessary expenses.

How can you ensure the durability of your roof?

The type of covering you choose will have a direct impact on the durability of your roof. Here is the average lifespan of the most popular materials:

  • Steel: 50 years and over
  • Aluminum: 50 years and over
  • Asphalt shingles: 15 to 30 years
  • Wood shingles: 30 years and over
  • Recycled tire and polymer tiles: 50 years and over

In addition to the covering used for your roof and the quality of its installation, the maintenance you will do over the years will also have an impact on its longevity. For example, be careful in the winter: improper snow removal can cause serious damage to your roof.

To learn more about the importance of removing snow from your roof at the right time and to do it the right way, read our articles on the subject here and there!

To find out what is covered by your home insurance for damage caused by snow on the roof, click here!

What influences the price of roof renovation?

The two most significant factors are the type of covering and the roof pitch.

Type of covering: the price varies from one material to another, but it also fluctuates according to the quality of the material. For example, you will have to pay more for a 30-year asphalt shingles than for a 20-year shingles.

Roof pitch: the greater the pitch, the more difficult it is to lay the covering, which increases the costs of labor.

How to choose a good contractor?

To protect yourself, make sure that the contractor you choose has a licence and that he is able to offer you some guarantees.

For great work at the best price possible, be sure to request an estimate from three qualified contractors. When the contractor comes to your home to check on the work, watch him.

  • Does he take notes?
  • Does he ask you questions?
  • Does he take the measurements well?
  • Does it go up on the roof?
  • Does he ask to visit the attic to check the inventory?

A good roofer or contractor will take the time it takes to complete their bid properly.

To discover the steps to follow in order to hire the expert who will carry out your work, click here!

What is the best time of the year to do the work?

Ideally, roof repairing should be done in the spring (once the snow is melted and the mercury is milder), in the summer (except on days that are too hot) or in the fall. It is also possible to do them during the winter, but it will be necessary to expect an additional cost of the order of 20% for the realization of a roof covering in winter conditions due to the operations of snow removal, de-icing and more delicate handling of materials1.

1. According to caaquebec.com

Easily remove the snow accumulated on the roof with the SnowPeeler!

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