What is the Best Roofing Material for a New Development?

Many consumers who are out shopping for a brand new home or are planning to build are faced with a multitude of choices. Everyone has their “must have” list which often includes features such as granite or quartz countertops, stainless appliances, stone fireplace, hardwood floors…the list goes on. These are the nice-to-have visually appealing features. […]

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Why Do Most New Subdivision Homes Have Asphalt Shingle Roofs?

In a nut shell: cost. When builders in a subdivision development are competing for the buyer’s attention they often build to a good quality standard, meeting the code requirements for construction, and focus on upgrades that draw the attention of those visiting the finished home. Asphalt shingles come in a variety of colours and initially […]

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Is It Worth It to Pay More for Your Roofing System?

In most cases opting for permanent roofing over the long term does pay dividends, both monetarily and in the value of your time and inconvenience, provided you select the right material. The key is to avoid selecting the lowest cost material and rather focus on choosing the best value material. Things to consider include: How […]

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My Development Has a Restrictive Covenants On Roofing. What Choice Do I Have?

That depends. In some higher-end developments it can be common practise for the developer to place restrictive covenants on the structures built in that development. In some cases roofing materials are limited to a certain “look” or actual material type (wood roofing was commonly required in the past) and one could not deviate from this […]

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Is There Such a Thing as a Hail Proof Roof?

In most cases…no. When you think about a hail proof roof you need to consider the entire roof system, which includes not only the roof covering material but the deck, valley metal, other metal flashing details, vent pipes and skylights. There is however “degrees” of hail-proof and some materials simply lend themselves to greater impact […]

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